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  • hard,but not to hard?

     limey updated 12 years ago 4 Members · 12 Posts
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  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 10:20 am

    hi guys

    got 3 weeks of from racing ( sadly 👿 ) and am thinking of doing some pritty hard trainin. so a was wondering, if i do a realy hard sessoin one day, then the next day your legs are aching. should you still do another sessoin or just rest for a day, what i mean is would i gain anything from training on tired legs…

  • Gouldy

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Mart,y remember nutrition strait after training the right food may help with the legs a bit 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 3:41 pm

    yeh after anyform of training,riding. i eat within 30 mins of it, and have a glass of coke/orange to put the sugars,salts back into the system

  • Gunner

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Marty, the answer to your question depends very much on what you are training.

    Are you training your legs to become stronger, to push a bigger more easily, to help you climb better?

    If so, then training them while they are tired is useless.

    However you can still train, spin lower gears faster with less muscular effort to put more of a strain on your cardio vascular system.

    This way you can train every day by alternating your target area.

    Legs one day, CV system the next.

    Oh, and I’d recommend someting a bit more protein oriented for your recovery snack 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 5:26 pm

    thanks gunner 😉

    tbh my legs are pritty strong atm, and im happy with my power (or atleast untill the end of the cross season)

    its the cv system i think i should be looking at

    how do you think i could train to help this ?

    just wondering what you thinks is good for recovery, like a meal etc that contains the rite stuff ❓

  • Gunner

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Well off the top of my head, something as simpple as milk would be better than what your having now, or you could try a hard boiled egg, or both would be even better.

    Eggs are a complete food and there is no better ting to eat.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 7:55 pm

    raw eggs it is then 😉 😆

    al take the tip with milk, a allways have weatabix with hot milk for super, ive heard hot milk is good to help you have a good sleep

  • Gunner

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I eat raw eggs Marty, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend you or anyone else eating them, they can contain some very nasty bacteria which cooking kills.

    Hard boiled is handy ‘cos you can cook them then just eat them when you fancy, you can do 2 or 3 at the same time.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 8:49 pm

    raw eggs 😯 hardcore 😈 😀

    think al try that gunner, wot do you think of omlets ❓

  • Gunner

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 8:53 pm

    raw eggs 😯 hardcore 😈 😀

    think al try that gunner, wot do you think of omlets ❓

    They’re eggs Marty……… 😯

    Scrambled eggs, on brown wholewheat bread……..protein and carbs 😉

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    7 December 2008 at 8:55 pm

    try the boiled eggs that is, not the raw 😆

  • limey

    Member
    20 January 2009 at 7:13 am

    I’d try and mix is up between 3 types of rides: long endurance, short and fast, and intervals. Doing a different one each time, noting your performance on week 1, and try to beat the times on weeks 2 and 3. Got a mate doing this at work with his running and he’s getting a lot out of it – by timing himself he’s got a lot outta it!

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