Great off the bike workouts for climbing

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One of the top requests I get as a coach is how can I improve my climbing. I have several workouts that have helped the athletes I coach when it comes to developing climbing strength. Many of the workouts are done on the bike but we don’t always have time to ride. So I thought I would share some Off Bike Work Outs that will help you meet your climbing goals, quickly.

Preparatory Training Phase

In the last article, I spoke a bit about the transition from the in-season to the off-season. This is known as transition phase or the rest and recovery phase. During that phase, we want to clear our heads and get some casual activities that keep us moving but away from our primary sport. So what comes after the end of … Read More

Getting the most out of your visit to a gym

Endurance athletes are the least likely folks to visit a gym. That in itself will be another article but I wanted to start off with how endurance athletes can get the most out of their gym visits. I am a strong proponent of functional strength training for all endurance athletes and this means time spent in a gym lifting weights … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob 2.0

I get asked all kinds of questions from those that I coach and those that follow me on twitter and facebook. From time to time I like to take some of the more interesting questions and answer them. So its that time of the year and I have some great questions so let’s get started. Q. I am just getting … Read More

Tip: Get the most out of your gym visit

I love this time of the year. New plans, new goals and crisp air. It’s also that time of the year many cyclist and multisport athletes head back to the gym. Usually along with lots of new gym members who are fulfilling that time-honored tradition starting on their new years resolutions. Lots of cyclists already hate the idea of lifting … Read More