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Old 04-20-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
Tom Sedlacek
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Cycling season is starting to ramp up and I have been spending more and more time on the bike. I know most cyclists stay away from any training other than on the bike but I'd like to maintain overall fitness. I did various workouts in the off season using versions of Crossfit and Cyclecore. I'd like some tips on augmenting my on the bike training with Crossfit. Thanks in advance for any and all comments and tips.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
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hmmm...de ja vu (i.e. "starting" message board thread.
most folks supplement crossfit WOD with their favorite disipline be it body building, triathlon training or gymnastics. also, you can cut and paste and scale the workouts to suit your fitness goals.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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I re-posted here because there no responses in "starting"...I wanted to know if there are any other cyclist using CF during the season and what was their CF workouts and how often were they done.
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Old 04-21-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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Tom - For what it's worth, I don't normally cycle, but I went on a 14 mile hilly ride today on a piece...and I definetly think the shorter, intenser "cardio" workouts as RX'd here at crossfit MORE than prepared me for the ride. Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents, and confirm what everyone here has been saying for a while!

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Old 04-21-2007, 07:28 PM   #5
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What about Tabata cycling

1 min on 99% 2 min 50% off 5-10 rounds

then maybe 20 min melow to flush the lactic acid out

My 2 pennies

Good stuff safe link
http://www.alwyncosgrove.com/Energy-...-Training.html

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Old 04-22-2007, 04:49 AM   #6
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Tom,
I deleted your post in Starting. Please do not cross-post.
Thanks,
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:46 AM   #7
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Tom, I cycle quite a bit (road & mountain), doing the odd race etc, and try to keep up my x-fit too.

It is true that I cannot follow the WODs exactly as most of them hit the legs quite hard, so after a big w/e of cycling for example, i'll cut down on the lower body part of the wod. So in practise I'll tend to do a lot of chin-ups, push ups etc, although I find the O-lifts seem to be ok too.

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Old 04-23-2007, 06:22 AM   #8
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Thanks Chris-

That's kind of what I thought...i paid a big price with doing too much leg work...got destoyed in a crit this weekend.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:30 AM   #9
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Tom,
if you're racing you should pretty much drop cossfit for the season. nothing good can come from it. In the preseason crossfit is a nice addition to a year round cycling program but it doesnt add much in season. If you want to build a bit of useful strength that wont interfere with your riding focus on medicine ball training, push ups and chin ups. It will give you tons of core strength for a nice solid platform to launch your sprints from. If you have a stretch of low priority races you might want to throw in a few plyo workouts to shake things up a bit. Plyos can be brutal though so dont do them anywhere near an important race.
Hope that helps
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:39 PM   #10
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Thanks for the tips...funny I had done 50 box jumps on Wed. I think I'll take the advice of push-ups/pull-ups/dips for the season
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