- April 10, 2019 at 11:16 am #19606
One thing i noticed about the Cat 1 base plan is that while it provides for strength, conditioning, stability, etc., it doesn’t involve anything like squats or lunges or anything else for the legs, other than some hip and glute work.
Is this by design? Is it because you take the view that all that sort of strenght work should properly be done in preseason rather htan base, and by the time you get to base, riding the bike will be more helpful?
PS: I didn’t do any of the stability exercises last year as i didn’t have much time and i always figured “those look easy i’ll just do abs instead.”
And oh my god was i ever wrong about that. I did em’ for the first time a few days ago and i’m still sore. I got WORKED. I will not be making that mistake again.
- April 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm #19608
Yes it is by design. The Masters 40+ Mountain Bike Base Mountain Bike Training Plan does have lower body strength training. We lose strength as we age so training it becomes a higher priority.
- April 11, 2019 at 8:25 am #19609
Thank you! I am going to buy one of the 40+ plans and take a look. I’m not 40 quite yet but I think a plan scaled for some additional strength training might be helpful for me.
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