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Old 06-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #21
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:38 AM   #22
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LOL... ^^^

First time at the track I got some bad cramp on both of my legs from leaning off the bike and dragging knee.. that hurts!!!!

so +1 to all the comments about leg work out.. YOU HAVE TO GET SOME DONE before track days..

After I got my bike I gave up working out.. I just have more motivation to get on the bike then going to the gym.
I'll be at work thinking "today I'm going to the gym" then when I get off i'll be like " it!! I'm going riding..."

I used to be 135 and bench 170, but now.. I'm 155 and I bench 160 (ONCE!)
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To me its got more to do with being acclimated to the heat.
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To me its got more to do with being acclimated to the heat.
So very true. I just view being fit for the task at hand as a way to do that. If I can't make it up 10 stories in an air conditioned stairwell then I sure can't handle 105 degrees in a leather onesie trying to muscle a bike around the track with my narrow .
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To me its got more to do with being acclimated to the heat.
Keeping your heartrate down and being able to recover from the heat is huge, and that all comes from cardio workouts.

I've just switched up my workout to be more about the track and less about 'beach muscles' and so far ive spent most of my time on squats, back bends, core workouts and cycling.

Doing a 2 day TWS (Texas World Speedway) weekend in July so we will see how this training pays off. It's going to be HOT.
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Keeping your heartrate down and being able to recover from the heat is huge, and that all comes from cardio workouts.

I've just switched up my workout to be more about the track and less about 'beach muscles' and so far ive spent most of my time on squats, back bends, core workouts and cycling.

Doing a 2 day TWS (Texas World Speedway) weekend in July so we will see how this training pays off. It's going to be HOT.
Godsuki showed us a nice trick the last TD at GSS to combat the heat. Keep an ice chest loaded with ice just for stuffing in ziploc bags and zipping up in your suit. Leave the bag open facing up. I used it in the pits with a bag on either side around my kidneys to help cool off. Made a huge difference.
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HEAT!??? Then more reason to go to class and not been out side after the sessions... LOL
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I already live in the gym, so I don't really struggle too much at the track. And I can still be in better shape! I know a bunch of racers that stay in great shape year around, to keep the weight off the bike.

Pedal bikes are REALLY great for our hobby! Especially Spin classes. Just sayin...
sir! yo need to get off the gym you big white monkey!

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I'm 40 yrs old, 6 foot, 265 lbs. Not a svelte fellow by any definition (unless it's a fun house mirror).

I just walk. Usually 3-4 miles at a time, 3-4 times a week. Either at the gym on an incline with speed set at 4-4.2 mph. I also will walk outside same distance wearing a 20lb weight vest. On occassion, I lift moderate weights.

To me, the most important thing is to stay hydrated and relaxed on the bike. That generally keeps me feeling ok.

My "body position" on the bike is far from textbook recomendations, so I imagine I am doing it wrong, but my quads are usually a little sore the next day.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:21 PM   #34
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Building your core strength is key, as your bike control comes from there. As stated earlier, dirt biking is a good way to stay in shape and build core strength
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I already live in the gym, so I don't really struggle too much at the track. And I can still be in better shape! I know a bunch of racers that stay in great shape year around, to keep the weight off the bike.

Pedal bikes are REALLY great for our hobby! Especially Spin classes. Just sayin...
I'm going to pretend you didn't mention spin classes

I need to work on my cardio after this injury. I'm going to fatigue very easily when I get back on the track. I've thought about getting a pedal bike and riding. Gets me outside and in the heat and is lower impact than jogging. I definitely slow down as I get tired on the track. Funny, I can pull a few decent laps and then I'm slowing down.
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lotsa ...or any cardio.
i find that all around strength training is pretty conducive to having a better track ride for me.
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