Channel Subscription: 🤍bit.ly/2Vfd4mO FREE eBook Guide for Road Cyclists: 🤍🤍camnicholls.com/free-guide Join Uplevel: 🤍🤍camnicholls.com/application-uplevel Whether you’re looking to improve your cycling speed, power, or strength on the bike, incorporating a high-intensity interval training session, such as hill repeats, should go a long way in taking your road cycling to another level. It's been one of the great cycling tips that took my performance to another level. In this video today, I will explain what and how a hill repeats session should look like, all the way from a beginner to an advanced road cyclist. I will then explain the benefits of this training session and why you should make it King in your weekly training plan. While I discuss power training here, if you don’t have a power meter, you could do this on perceived efforts, starting at a moderate effort and working towards hard repeated effort. Previous video on this topic: 🤍youtu.be/IbO4r734w0E #cycling #training #tips
I used to do laps around a climb descent circuit back when I was living in the west coast, I've never been fitter than that 😭
🗣i didn’t know this was a thing, i have been doing 6 miles of steep hills 5 days out the week. Rotating off the saddle to get winded when i near the top. I thought of hill sprints when i decided to do this at the beginning of the summer. weekly my climbs get easier and i add a hill to the route. great video now i can put some thought and pay attention to my form now.🏆✅
at 400 watts my HR is about 170 xD
Physiologic explanation: Hill repeats trigger mitochondrial biogenesis. See Greg LeMond's "The Science of Fitness".
how hard a gear are we talking? I did the big ring and halfway down the rear cassette, was hard for me, but still around 320 watts only at around 55 cadence...just keep going harder?
Hey..im just curious about the power meter you are using. Did u use 3 second power or 10 second power?
Can i do endurance training first then squeeze hill repeats in one day or once a week
for hill repeats, are we trying to focus on a particular zone or just anything in zone 4 and above
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How can I get better at going up gradients 20 plus longer than 10k with no rest?
I find this interesting, but want to throw an individual circumstance to consider (Personal background: I am about to turn 52, and have been getting back into cycling over the past 3 years. This season was a significant jump in effort and mileage):
I do not own a power meter (though I would not mind one when I have the money), but I don’t really need one. For the most part you are correct about the HR being too slow to respond. But in my circumstance, I have what is called sinus arrhythmia/dysrhythmia. It is a normal heart rate variation, typically seen only in kids and young adults where the heart rate increases and decreases very quickly based upon requirements. Most adults (4/5 or more) grow out of it, but I didn’t. That means that my heart rate jumps fast, and typically runs high when I am working on the bike. So I personally work off of that HR data, because it is available, and this season has given me a lot of data to go off of.
Something to consider!
Your video inspired me to get on my bicycle and go out with a camera and coming back to create this short clip youtu.be/Y9pfa2d72qY youtu.be/Y9pfa2d72qY
Someone mail me a road bike. Thx:)
Cam, excellent information. I've never really thought about hill repeats as something that I wanted to do (actually bad enough going up any hill, right! 😂). But now I see things a little bit more differently. Thanks, once again, for the wake up call.
I live in West Virginia.... what I'm looking for is how to NOT have to hill repeat =]
Basic question for someone that has been riding for some time now but doesn't know the basics (silly me). What's more important? Controlling your weight or doing repeats to compensate for a slightly heavier rider (1,77M - 83kg)
It is just my opinion though, I have come across many coaching videos over the Youtube...I've been into road cycling for around 8 years, sort of weekend worriors.
The clarity of information, delivery of content, use of slides, live video footage, use of Overlays...has been the best I've come across.
Tempted to be coached by the creator of this video content😁😁😁😁😁😁
Which I will enroll down the line.
Thank you for sharing such a valuable content.