Rowing to improve Mountain Biking

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bwolfjohnson
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Rowing to improve Mountain Biking

Post by bwolfjohnson » November 16th, 2017, 2:38 pm

Hi all

Finished the BPP last May and have had a good year on the mountain bike. Over the past 3 months I have been able to stay on the bike 2-3 times per week and I have been able to maintain my rowing with 5-7500 every other day.

So I am trying to improve my explosiveness on technical and steep climbs, having more quad strength will get the job done.

Can anyone recommend a plan and technique to build up my needed muscles for stronger mountain biking???

Thanks

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Re: Rowing to improve Mountain Biking

Post by kini62 » November 17th, 2017, 6:37 pm

bwolfjohnson wrote:Hi all

Finished the BPP last May and have had a good year on the mountain bike. Over the past 3 months I have been able to stay on the bike 2-3 times per week and I have been able to maintain my rowing with 5-7500 every other day.

So I am trying to improve my explosiveness on technical and steep climbs, having more quad strength will get the job done.

Can anyone recommend a plan and technique to build up my needed muscles for stronger mountain biking???

Thanks
While rowing will maintain or improve your CV fitness it won't help you with your biking.

More quad strength = squats, all variations.

Riding more hills, sprints up hill. If you have a stationary trainer, do high intensity intervals etc....

Specificity applies here as it does with most things.
55m, 5'6" 155lbs, rowing and skiing (pseudo) on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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