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This training plan is for any level cyclist that wants to improve their technical climbing ability on a mountain bike. The keys to this skill are balance and power. You need to be able to keep your balance when you are maneuvering up and over and around obstacles but you also need to have the leg power for quick accelerations and to maintain momentum.
In this schedule you have structured workouts only during the week that allow you to still have free reign over your weekend plans. The main workouts consist of bike intervals to improve your power generation and sustainability, gym strength stability workouts to improve your balance and coordination off the bike, and balance drills to do on the bike.
Weeks are organized to provide a sustainable progression with proper recovery. Workouts will start fairly easy but become increasingly more challenging throughout the 8 weeks. Although it should be noted that some intervals are progressed by using a harder gear rather than doing more of them. You should aim to use the next gear harder every week or week and a half.
Besides a bike you will need basic strength training equipment or access to a gym and you will need a foam roller for recovery routines. A heart rate monitor or power meter are not required for this program but you will need some kind of timing device like a cycling computer or watch for interval workouts.
How it Works
Training Plan Sample Week
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