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LEARN TO PEDAL OUT OF THE SADDLE


This test video from Global Cycling Network says climbing while standing can be just as efficient as sitting.

Cool! Let’s dig in

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December 11, 2014 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (2)


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December 9, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


MTB SKILLS IN AUSTIN, TX DEC. 15, 2014

Hi all, I’m teaching in Austin, TX this weekend.

Fully booked Fri-Sun, but I can work with individuals or groups on Monday.

Normal coaching rates apply. What a fun way for you and your crew to dial in your skills.

To set up your session please email lee@leelikesbikes.com


December 8, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


PUMP TRACK PAIN CAVE AND OTHER DELIGHTS


Now that coaching season is slow, it’s time for some fitness training, which means PT/stability/mobility/strength, Pump Up the Base and … drum roll … some pump track mayhem.

Yesterday’s adventure:

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December 3, 2014 : Posted In: Pump tracks,Skills/training : Comments (0)


THAT WHICH CAN BE MEASURED …


I love helping riders ride faster/easier with improved technique.

It’s extra gratifying when we track progress.

For example:

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November 25, 2014 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (0)


KUNG FU SKILLS IN SIMI PARK, CA


We’re rocking kung fu skills at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA on Jan. 16, 17 and 18.

Grab your spot today!

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MOUNTAIN BIKERS: PUMP UP YOUR PEDALING THIS WINTER

This piece was written for TrainingPeaks.com, but I hope LLB readers will dig it.


Man does not live on the trainer alone. If the conditions are nice, pin it outside! Sprint training up the slalom track at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO.

So many mountain bikers do their work in the winter—sitting and spinning, mostly—then they hit real trails and are shocked. Why aren’t I flying up these rocky climbs? Why I am I working so hard? Why am I falling down?

Mountain biking is more complex than road riding. Never mind all the turning, hopping and dropping: The pedaling is more involved too.

This article strives to help your winter pedaling training better prepare you for off-road riding. The physiological concepts come from my pedaling fitness coach, Lester Pardoe at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. The technical concepts come from my experience as a busy skills instructor, dad and business owner. I need to wring every gram of benefit out of every minute on the trainer (and I need it to be interesting).

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HEART RATE ZONE FOR PUMP UP THE BASE?


Lee,

I’ve completed my first week of Pump Up the Base and it’s rocking my world (or mostly legs and heart) – THANK YOU.

Can you direct me where “sweet spot” fits in in terms of heart rate zones? I’m using the Wahoo.

Max HR (on bike, estimated) – 175
Zone 5 Speed (anaerobic) – 162-175
Zone 4 Economy (anaerobic) – 150-162
Zone 3 Stamina (aerobic) – 137-150
Zone 2 Endurance (aerobic) – 125-137
Zone 1 Recovery (aerobic) – 112-125

On the sweet spot, I seem to be hitting between 155-165 and getting close to not being able to finish the 3m interval. Am I pushing too hard or do I need to suck it up?!

You’re time’s ultra valuable and I understand if you can’t answer my questions – still thank you for your book and time!

Sincerely,
Travis McAshan

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YUMMY PIZZA AND KUNG FU SKILLS IN NEW YORK


By Kevin Stiffler

Shredding is our business, and business is good.

On the weekend of Oct. 18, Lee McCormack were simultaneously at Denver International Airport heading in different directions for several days of coaching and shredding: Lee in Illinois, me in my home state of New York.

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November 3, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (1)


PODCAST: LLB KUNG FU RIDING PHILOSOPHY

LLB skills student and pro racer Chris Kelly helped create the comprehensive functional wellness practice Nourish Balance Thrive. He and I recently spent an hour talking about riding, training and Flow.

Listen to the LLB kung fu podcast at nourishbalancethrive >>>

Keep reading for the full transcript.

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October 31, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching,Skills/training : Comments (0)


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