2013 Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Bopomofo » 24 Sep 2013 21:12

Oh god, me touching the floor in a mankini is enough to make ME feel ill. Nah, the point was that I'm flexible enough to get a good aero position. But I do feel that my upper body strength could be better applied: my swimmer triceps help out, but my weedy core muscles need beefing up to make it easier on the arms. In longer races I have felt that my knackered arms have made the run difficult.

I digress... and I'll start another thread on the subject: does weight training help a cyclist, and should it be medium weight/high reps or heavy weight/low reps? Probably one for Conehead...
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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Kevy427 » 25 Sep 2013 08:00

Bopomofo wrote:does weight training help a cyclist, and should it be medium weight/high reps or heavy weight/low reps?

I think Sir Chris Hoy does low weight/high reps...

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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Jack Hughes » 25 Sep 2013 08:41

Absolutely.

The tricky thing is to know how much.

Cycling your bike makes you better at cycling your bike.

If you have 6 hours to spare each week, then doing 6 hours in the gym won't be as affective as 6 hours on the bike.

If you have 40 hours per week, then 20 hours on the bike and 6 hours in the gym would be good. Extra sleep with the others.
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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby IanM » 25 Sep 2013 10:46

Ahead of the men's World TT champs today, this is a great read: http://www.mamilcycling.co.uk/1/post/20 ... about.html
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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Tritans » 25 Sep 2013 11:07

IanM wrote:Ahead of the World TT champs today, this is a great read: http://www.mamilcycling.co.uk/1/post/20 ... about.html


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Jack Hughes » 25 Sep 2013 11:19

Misses a few things.

Alex Dowsett will have been doing the club 10 (it was the last thing he did before starting the giro and winning the TT stage)

The u23 that came forth practiced on the club 10.


Th fantastic thing about the sport is that you can ride the same event - the exact same event - as the pros. Not sure where else you can do that. For £2.50.
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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Jack Hughes » 25 Sep 2013 11:23

Obviously, not being a club member you have to look down the list a bit

http://www.madcc.org.uk/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=56
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Re: Time trialling Forum/Club BAR Competition

Postby Bopomofo » 25 Sep 2013 22:08

Jack Hughes wrote:Obviously, not being a club member you have to look down the list a bit

http://www.madcc.org.uk/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=56


Ooh, BOOM. That's a win! The club winner was 2mins behind.. but does the 'J' signify junior? I really hope so.

IanM wrote:Ahead of the men's World TT champs today, this is a great read: http://www.mamilcycling.co.uk/1/post/20 ... about.html


Point 4 made me laugh. That's so many of us... right there. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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