Riding climbing skills

Riding climbing skills

Riding climbing skills

Getting rid of some weight

Climbing strength to power/body mass ratio. This is just an ideal value, and one of the more ideal ways to shed your weight, rather than spending big bucks to lose weight on your bike, is to start keeping track of the food you eat each day. If you keep track of everything you eat, you're less likely to eat unnecessary junk food, and with consistent training, you'll quickly become a lean climbing machine.   

Repetitive training

Find out which types and lengths of climbs you are weak on and find a suitable section of mountain to train on. A slope in the range of about 10-15% and 1-2 minutes to finish climbing the hill is more ideal. Warm up for about 10-20 minutes before starting, then do 5-10 repetitions of climbing with dynamic and gentle recovery. Taking turns alternating between standing and seated riding will effectively enhance your climbing ability and allow you to maintain a consistent performance.

Boldly attack the top of the slope

This is a common situation for many people. If you want to advance to the top like a strong man, make the gear ratio heavier and start accelerating to blow up the others, then advance alone at your own pace, you may have unexpected results. Find the limit where your heart rate is close to bursting and find a way to keep it slightly below that limit, find a longer trail, repeat the bursting exercise, and ride the climb in a strong and aggressive way.        

Shifting according to the terrain

Learning how to anticipate terrain to adjust gearing is an important skill. Incorrect timing of gearing can cause you to lose momentum or speed on climbs. Try some regional hills and you will be surprised to find yourself climbing to the top of the hill with better efficiency.

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