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Cross training- Ice skating?(5 posts)

Cross training- Ice skating?ddb
Feb 15, 2002 7:34 AM
Besides riding the trainer 2-4 time a week i am also on the ice 2-4 times a week coaching a team. I skate hard during the practices, depending on how i am feeling. Will this benifit my riding? i am just finishing my base and going into my build period.

Of course it willallervite
Feb 15, 2002 9:19 AM
Any aerobic or strenght work you is better than nothing. Skating is very good cross training. You still need to do endurance work though and get on that bike asap.
re: Cross training- Ice skating?tuffnick
Feb 15, 2002 9:20 AM
Yup it will. The skating motion is very similar to pushing down in cycling. I cross train on the ice as well and find the 2 motions complement each other and take some of the monotony out of my training program.
Eric Heiden, Beth Heiden, Connie Young. Do I need to say more?brider
Feb 15, 2002 11:18 AM
Eric Heiden, Beth Heiden, Connie Young. Do I need to say more?weiwentg
Feb 15, 2002 6:18 PM
there's - I kid you not - an Olymic caliber speed-skater in my cycling club. boy is she fast - she's just starting out and she can hang with some of us guys.