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I am yet to master sprint intervals on the aerobars, but I'm not sure this is a nesessary skill.
big fellow wrote:once you can do that, try it with your eyes closed!
is this training tech. true? or a joke?
Crashing to the wall which is infront of the roller...Brrr... scary...
it's about riding in a calm state and staying relaxed, almost meditative
the only way you can do that is by keeping very strict form. having said that, you don't do it for minutes and minutes at time, just for short periods to relax
88a wrote:There's a tv show in America called "Late Nite with David Letterman" and on this show they have a bit called, "Stupid Human Tricks." Other than trying to get on Letterman, I don't see the point of riding rollers while sitting up with your eyes closed.
I'm with the big fellow here - it is all about relaxed concentration. I watch TV while on mine - not tried the closed eyes trick, but it is a worthwhile thing to attempt. It is not difficult to sense which way your body is travelling, and with eyes closed, your senses are heightened.
And, yes, it was your thread. There are those who question the riding of bikes, never mind riding rollers while blind. Don't slag others just 'cause you can't do it...
i stand up briefly to let some pressure off the nutsac. but rollers really aren't for sprint training because you can't get enough resistance, even with small roller barrels. rollers are mostly for aerobic conditioning, spin technique, and peloton-riding technique (i.e. riding in a straight line in tight quarters).
now, someone tell me how to get started without holding onto something, please.
i stand up briefly to let some pressure off the nutsac.
magnificent, made me laugh very very hard (pardon the pun)
as for getting on without holding on can't help, i always use a chair to lean on...anyone esle got any ideas???
By the way, I didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers with the Letterman comment. I just don’t see the practical side of riding with your eyes closed. Maybe it’s a Zen thing.
Sprinting out of the saddle isn't necessarily impossible, it'd just necessary to 'ease' out of the saddle, and you'll find yourself using your upper body to stabilize yourself in a different manner. You need to weight yourself correctly.
I believe riding the rollers regularly and doing intervals can give you much better sprinting form.
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