Kettlebell Work Out Pre/Post 50km Ride



pdempz

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Hi there,

I am not sure if this is in the right place or not, but I said I would try it!

I wanted to incorporate some kettle bell classes into my training to improve core/back and general leg power.

However, the problem arises that the classes are in the evening, when I do my cycling.

IN saying this, I could incorporate both in the evening during week, 45min Kettle bells, and 50-60km cycle, but which would you do first.

I had though it might be more beneficial to do the kettle bells first, then cycle, but wanted to get some other opinions!

Look forward to hearing from ye,

Regards,

P
 

dkrenik

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You'll probably be better off posting this to the "Training" forum. Anyway...

Studies have shown that strength work is unlikely to help your cycling as the peak power/torque required is much less than the forces generated while lifting. If you want to get better at cycling, spend more time on the saddle.

Having said that, I invest a couple of days/week doing strength/balance work as it benefits the other 95% of my life.

Dave
 

swampy1970

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Dave,

Team Sky's road team seem to have taken a leaf out of the old Aussie track squad program by doing things like single leg squats. I could see how they'd be beneficial for the sprinters but maybe they work really good for the road lads too...
 

dkrenik

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Quote: Team Sky's road team seem to have taken a leaf out of the old Aussie track squad program by doing things like single leg squats. I could see how they'd be beneficial for the sprinters but maybe they work really good for the road lads too...
The first thing I think of when I hear about what someone else is doing is "are they successful because of or in spite of what they're doing?"
 

swampy1970

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Don't you think that Team Sky's performance director thought of that one? ;) Maybe his swimming background means he just likes beating his lads into a pulp with many hard hours on the bike and then selective gym work just for the hell of it. Sadistic b'stard! ;)
 

dkrenik

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Originally Posted by swampy1970

Don't you think that Team Sky's performance director thought of that one? ;)
I've no idea. There's dogma everywhere and we don't know why they're doing that stuff. There's a good chance that it's not directly related to cycling performance.
 

swampy1970

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Dogma - that's the bike they ride, not the training program they follow... The Aussie track coach apparently found a correlation between one legged squat and sprint speed.
 

dkrenik

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Originally Posted by swampy1970

Dogma - that's the bike they ride, not the training program they follow...

The Aussie track coach apparently found a correlation between one legged squat and sprint speed.
Uh huh...