Glory: Hill Strength and Power Sessions

Average Weekly Training Hours 02:08
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 02:08
Training Load By Week

This is a short and focussed Hill Strength programme intended to compliment your existing training plan.

The workouts are of varying intervals designed to develop your cycling strength. These will be performed as seated efforts and only when attacks are prescribed should you work out of the saddle.

The focus should be on quality over quantity; adjust the number of intervals according to your ability and capacity to perform at a high level. There may be times that it is best to skip the session if you arent adequately commited to the workout.

Ensure you have warmed up suitably and recover well between workouts.

Sample Day 1
1:00:00
64TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (5x Intervals)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence 70 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 5 times
Recovery fully between intervals

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
64TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (5x Intervals)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence 70 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 5 times
Recovery fully between intervals

Sample Day 8
1:00:00
72.2TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (7x Intervals)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence ~60 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 7 times
Recovery fully between intervals

Sample Day 11
1:00:00
64TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (5x Intervals)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence 70 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 5 times
Recovery fully between intervals

Sample Day 15
1:00:00
72.2TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (7x Intervals)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence ~60 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 7 times
Recovery fully between intervals

Sample Day 18
1:00:00
72.2TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (7x Intervals)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence ~60 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 7 times
Recovery fully between intervals

Sample Day 22
1:15:00
90.3TSS
Hill Repeats for Bike Strength (7x Intervals + Attacks)

Use on a 1 Minute Climb, 5-6% Gradient.

Warm up well.

Seated climb
Low cadence ~60 RPM
Do not attack the hill
Concentrate on muscle contractions

Repeat 7 times
ATTACK OUT OF SADDLE IN LAST 20 METRES OF REP 5 & 7
Recovery fully between intervals

Andy McDonald
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