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With devinci on genetic potential.. I think blaming stagnation on having reached one's "genetic potential" is one of the worst excuses ever.
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Sure. B for (promoting) blood doping (as a coach), even though it wasn't against Olympic rules at the time. He knew that blood doping was a lot more important than whether you train on a trainer or outdoors.Rick wrote:Have you guys heard of "Eddie B" ?
metal wrote:The stochastic nature of road riding can't be simulated on an ergo, so it doesn't give the same specific gains, but it does give gains in other areas which are actually just as beneficial overall.
Some that can change the load fairly rapidly can allow you to do some pretty high quality microinterval workouts that wouldn't be possible outdoors or on other ergometers.
But while stochasticity can be a difference between indoor and outdoor riding, it isn't the reason indoor riding lacks the specificity that results in less power indoors and even less power outdoors if you ride indoors too much.
djm wrote:Addition: Why I don't really like indoor training - I produce a helluva lot of heat and sweat. Two sessions (1 hr at threshold each) and my Zero pedals were rusted, bleeding.. my shoes were dripping and had to be dried..
Cro-mo Speedplays are not the best choice for indoor training. You really should get several fans. I use an industrial grade Air King, a cheap commercial grade fan, and an 8,000 btu window A/C.
It's still not enough during warmer weather so I'm planning on building an enclosure just large enough to fit inside and mounting one or more window A/Cs to it. There probably won't be room for the fans with this setup.
This is one of the main reasons why Geothermal Systems work so efficiently.
konky wrote:I'm lucky enough to have a large cellar with decent head height. On a cold winters day in London it's absolutely freezing down there. Even in summer it's decidedly chilly. Having said that I'm still sweating like a pig after 20 minutes or so of hard churning. It's damn unhygienic.
The fact that you're sweating that much means you still need a fan.
I feel chilly before every ride and start wearing a long sleeve jersey. After 5-6 min the fans are turned on. At 15-35 min, the AC is turned on and stays on until cool down.
I still drip a little sweat but it's about the same as I would on a long climb during the summer.
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