January 01, 2013 by admin | No comments
Improving your base this winter will increase your ability to produce sufficient power in relation to your body weight. i.e. You need a favorable “Power to Body Weight Ratio” to do the big days in the mountains and high intensity speed days. However the majority of this power must come from your Aerobic Engine System and therefore requires a lot of flat riding. Sounds counter-intuitive but it is a Scientific Fact!
Your base training must include a periodized weight training regimen and physiologically specific & slow (low) heart rate climbing. Preparing now for next season with low intensity heart rate training will not only increase your Aerobic Base but will make you a “Better Fat Burner” and allow for sustainable weight loss. Increasing your base this winter will increase your fitness and let you set new and loftier goals for next season.
Presented by Robert Forster PT, Physical Therapist, Author, National Spokesperson and Performance Specialist who has helped athletes win 43 Olympic Medals, NBA and Ironman Championships and Grand Slam Titles. He is an avid cyclist and has completed seven of the toughest multi-day cycling events in the world, including the TransAlp Challenge, La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Costa Rica and the B.C. Bike Race
More details on the lecture in January