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Weight training opinions/suggestions.CalgaryDave
Jan 22, 2003 9:54 PM
Hi,

Just curious to hear opinions on this subject. I've started indoor training (2x90mins/week) and complement it with XC skiing or alpine touring on weekends for endurance/base work, trying to apply Joe Friel's idea's as much as possible and have fun at it. I've been cycling for 15 years (age 37 now), mostly MTB, and am 6'0"/182lbs if that means anything. My strengths are endurance/spin and my weakness has always been power/climbing.
Two nights per week I go to a gym for some resistance training and stretching. My first available races are in April with primary ones in late June (MTB, 1 each of 40 and 100 miles) with a 50-miler in September.
My leg weights are done on an incline leg press (aka Rocket Chair). I'm starting with the following and will build from this as gains allow:
- 1 set of 20 reps @ 90lbs + slide carraige
- 1 set of 15 reps @ 180lbs
- 1 set of 10 reps @ 270lbs
- 1 set of 15 reps @ 180lbs
- 1 set to failure @ 90lbs, 50-60reps at this stage
- spin for 10 mins
- stretch for 15 mins

Keeping in mind that the weight is relative to a 1 rep max of approx 350lbs, my questions are:
a/ Do you think this is too little or too much at this early stage?
b/ What would you change and why?

Thanks in advance,
Dave