- February 24, 2019 at 7:27 am #19519
I will be starting your Masters cross country base program in a couple of weeks. I am a 55 year old mountain and gravel rider/racer. I have been lifting weights with a strength focus all winter, do I need to start with the adaptation to strength training work out outlined at the beginning of the plan or use some of the workouts further in?
- February 24, 2019 at 12:14 pm #19521
That is a good question.
Are all the exercises in the strength program ones you are familiar with and adapted to, or are they new movements to you?
- February 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm #19522
Back squat, dead lift, bench, power clean, push press, single arm snatch are all being done. I haven’t done any cable or machine exercises recently although I am familiar with them: hamstring curl, pull downs etc. I am doing CrossFit with a strength day on Saturday. The strength day fills in any exercises/ muscle groups that may have not been targeted as much. For example the Saturday might look like 4 sets back squat x 6 reps, 4 sets Bench press x 6 reps,some core and stretching.
- This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by slevitt63.
- February 25, 2019 at 8:55 am #19525
I recommend staying on your plan until week 4 of the Masters Base training plan and then switching to the recommended sets and reps in the plan. Dialing down the strength work a little in week 4 will give more energy and fitness returns on the bike as the cycling ramps up.
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