training advice from ned overend

THE HALL OF FAME CYCLIST AND MOUNTAIN BIKER ON HOW TO PEDAL YOUR WAY INTO SHAPE

By Dean Stattmann

Maintain Your Core Values
“Working the core is essential for stability on the bike,” Overend says. “During the off-season, I do a circuit workout that targets all the major muscle groups.”

Turn Up the Heat
“The most effective drill for building fitness is hill intervals,” Overend says. “I’ll try to find a hill similar in length and steepness to what I may encounter in a future race. Then I bike up it repeatedly, Early in the season, I’ll do fewer repeats than later in the year when I’m more fit. Knowing when to stop and switch to recovery mode if key. If you do too many intervals it’s harder to recover.”

(Read the full story at men’s Fitness)

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