Tack Training

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by Brad Wadlow, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Brad Wadlow

    Brad Wadlow New Member

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    Hello All!

    I need some advice and this looks like the best place to ask. Im going to start track racing next spring. I have done enough road racing and mountain bike racing to know that I am a sprinter for sure. Im giving it all up for the velodrome next year and I was wondering what kind of training programs most of you guys use. I have a good idea of what "I think" I need to do but I would like to hear any suggestions you may have to offer. I am especially interested in the volume and frequency aspect of a good program. I am 5' 9" 195 lbs and about 6% bodyfat if that makes any difference. Thanks a ton in advance guys.
     
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  2. velomanct

    velomanct New Member

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    I am in the same boat as you. Sprinter heading to the track next year. i would like to hear some educated advice on off season training for track sprinting too.
    So far I have concluded that you need to lift weights, and build a base of aerobic conditioning.
     
  3. Fat Hack

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  4. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    if you have some specific type questions, then ask away. I coach world class track sprinters/kilo riders

    ric
     
  5. velomanct

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    Okay. During the off-season, how many hours a week on the bike do you have the sprint/kilo guys do? What about intensity? Do you have them continue with the hard efforts on the bike? (not as much as in season of course)
    I am thinking doing only one hard weight session a week, to let the legs fully recover.


    I am not using a coach like I said a few months ago. I would consider RST, but money is an issue, and I am located in the states.
     
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    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    for instance, around now i have people do weights 3 per week. up to six road sessions per week, and several sprint/velodrome workouts a week of varying intensity. intensity tends to stay up there (although the focus of the sessions may change), but the volume and frequency of the sessions decreases. also, these are world class sprinters, so the volume and intensity maybe much higher than others have experienced. also, to clarify, i have them do split days sessions (i.e., sessions morning and evening).
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    that isn't a problem -- i coach people all over the world!

    ric
     
  7. Smartt/RST

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    I'm in the states too....we're everywhere!
     
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