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Endurance bike training

Training programs should be tailor-made for individual players keeping in mind the strengths, weaknesses and aim of that particular individual. A significant amount of any training schedule is reserved for endurance training. It is the same in case of bike training. It provides the preparation required for successive sport specific training. Bikers should look to including an hour of endurance training in the morning. You cannot divide the training periods into half hrs in the morning and evenings. This is because the stress produced by continuous exercise or endurance training for an hour is not there in half hour training. And this is what is required. The morning hour on bike increases the general fitness level of the body but it does not increase performance of the player on the bike. Even elite athletes and pros spend more than an hour on endurance training. It is necessary that you drink plenty of fluids, sports drinks during this period. This training builds the foundation upon which the more intense training exercises are built. Neglecting this training for the more specific exercises will result in over-training that will lead to burning out. This kind of endurance training has the advantages of burning fat as the primary source of energy and also increasing stamina and endurance that is sorely required in players. You must be consistent throughout your active career. The training should be regular and within limit. Never drive yourself too much as this can result in injuries. Always follow the plan that you have made. This helps you to be in track for training. Gradually, increase your difficulty level as your body gets adjusted to the successive easier levels. Proper nutrition is very important.

By trial and error method, find out which type of energy bars and nutrients work for you best. Never undermine the importance of nutrition. Chalk out a meal plan that is suited to your body and needs. Also very important is to stay hydrated with the minimum being one bottle of water per hour of exercise. It is said that “Training for endurance is straightforward but not easy” ( Pete Penseyres). As a matter of fact, it can be boring. You just have to be on the bike and ride and ride keeping in mind the terrain and distance to be covered in the event you are participating. Always increase the total amount of riding by 10-15% every year. Pushing your body too much results in burn-out.

Lawrence

October 23, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll

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