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!
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.
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.
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Ian in Australia had a serious heart problem.
Now he’s riding better than ever.
I am a huge fan of your books, already got PUTB, P2TI and Mastering MTB skills, they really added a huge increase both in my fitness and skills.
PUTB got me trying XC racing this year, and now that the season is over I’m looking forward next year to improve my results.
Got one question: I just began PUTB, I am on W4 this week, and I’m planning to rock P2PI right after to get in great shape for March, when I have my first races.
I am doing these workouts on tuesday and thursday, and I always get a long, fun MTB ride with friends on sunday morning.
Is that a good strategy?
During the race season, what do you recommand as a workout for the weekday?
This beautiful video from Rocky Mountain Adventure Junkies shows Valmont Bike Park from the ground and a drone, and it gives a taste of a Lee Likes Bikes skills clinic.
Thanks to Kevin Stiffler for the stunt riding and the RMAJ crew for the great work.
I’m getting better on video, but I still need to control the OKs and LIKEs.
Learn about LLB Skills Clinics >>>
We are rocking kung fu skills clinics at the world famous Soquel Demonstration Forest Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 17.
My August trip to Peoria, IL was so successful, I’m coming back!
Kung fu skills clinics Oct. 17-20.
LEVEL 2 session on Saturday!
Friday, Sunday and Monday are sold out.
Plus available private sessions.