There should be a combination of both seated and standing when climbing. I do not have a steadfast formula on how much you should do of each. There are several variables that affect climbing on your bike including the gradient of the hills as well as the muscle physiology and biomechanics of each individual. With practice you can develop your own rhythm of how to stand and sit while climbing on the bike.
Hi Dave, I use several different technology tools to manage my workouts including power, heart rate, speedometer and more. In your opinion, what tools are the most effective? Thanks, Sarah https://youtu.be/QoFB1wiDe3M
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Climbing out of the saddle is an important skill to master on the bike. While it seems easy, I see athletes make these common mistakes that cause unnecessary fatigue and will also slow you down! Here are my Top 2 "Don'ts" when riding out of the saddle on your bike: Holding the Bike Static. Often [...]
The bike leg of a triathlon can be overwhelming for many of athletes. You may start out with a plan and are feeling great but a few miles in you'll feel stale setting a negative platform for the rest of the race. Everyone experiences these rough patches. I’ve had several races where I’ve felt like [...]
Practice these skills during your training and you’ll go into your next race feeling more calm and confident on your bike.
I am a 31-year-old road cyclist that rides about 5,000 miles a year. Unfortunately, I have never taken stretching seriously and also realized and my lack of stretching was also compounded by some new shoes with improper cleat placement. After some long, hard rides I've developed some bad Achilles tendinitis in my left leg. I am training for a trip to the dolomites end of June and trying to understand the balance of rest versus training. Do you have any suggestions?
Often I hear cyclists complain about having a sore neck while riding. Having a sore neck or tight upper trapezius muscles will not only make you uncomfortable for long rides but also limit your power while cycling. Here are a few tips to check your form while riding to help correct these problem areas: Keep [...]
Hi Dave, Whenever I try to go hard on the bike, I’ve noticed that my hips are sloshing in the saddle and it feels like I have no power. What am I doing wrong? Ryan Hi Ryan, Great question. This is a common problem among triathletes. Most of the time the lack of power [...]
Many triathletes wonder when they should start brick workouts? The short answer: The earlier the better! The opportunity to do brick workouts earlier in the season help your body adapt better for your racing season. Checkout my tips on how to execute these sessions in the early season. https://youtu.be/j0Ps4RWupd8