3 Climbing Mistakes Most Cyclists Make
Climbing is the most prestigious part of cycling, and for good reason – it’s freaking hard! Climbing to the top of an Alp (or two,) or just staying with the pack to the top of the “local monster” is a challenge.
So I thought you might interested in some tips I picked up from Graeme Street, creator of the Cyclo-Core off-season training program. The tips were part of a special report titled “3 Climbing Mistakes Most Cyclists Make” that you can probably get if you sign-up for the special report listed on his website.
So here we go:
MISTAKE 1: More miles = Stronger climbing
Just going out and riding doesn’t mean you’ll get better. You could ride all day long and still get beat by someone that rides 25 miles/week.
The key is to do quality miles!
MISTAKE 2: Lack of Attention to the Powerful Climbing Muscles
Sure, your typical rides work your quads and glutes, which do play a critical role in climbing. But the phenomenon known as “climbing” requires a lot of other muscles to start working – your hamstrings, for example.
And to work your hamstrings and core muscle groups, you’ll have to do off the bike workouts to really make a difference.
MISTAKE 3: Not Reading This Sooner
To get the real mistake number 3, plus the full details on the other two, check out Cyclo-Core and sign-up for the email list. (Scroll down and the sign-up box is right beside the “5 Cycling Training & Nutrition Secrets to Drop Weight and Add Power!” box.)