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TheZodiac 02-17-2006 04:02 PM

Bike Racing & Hockey
Would Road Bike Racing be a good way to train over the summer?
What I am thinking is Race 2x / week and weight train 3x / week
Stationary bike is so boring.

Any advice is appreciated


Jacob 02-17-2006 05:24 PM

As long as you don't mean dirt bikes.

That'd probably be excellent training.

sc37 02-18-2006 03:46 PM

I actually love biking. I bought myself a road bike about half a year ago. Def good workout. I don't do any races, but I usually go out for a 1-2 hour ride as often as possible just cause it's fun.

technophile 02-20-2006 12:50 PM

When I go to the gym I usually do at least a half hour on the stationary bike (either interval training or a "random" course) -- really good for the cardiovascular system. When I was biking 30+ miles a week, I could skate circles around the other guys, even after doing long skating drills or suicide sprints.

And anything that strengthens your legs is good for hockey. ;)

HeHateMeFrisbee 02-20-2006 02:04 PM

Its an excellent way to train. Cycling is great for your cardio-vascular, as well as it builds leg strength. It should be a staple for all hockey players.

Crossroads* 02-20-2006 05:35 PM

I'm going to be playing for a university hockey team in the Toronto area starting next year.

I BMX regularly in the summer (everyday, 5-6 hours a day- flatland or vert) and it provides me with great cardio and strength training. It has been rather effective. . . as I'm always in shape. It also helps for the ladies :P.

Perhaps 'bike racing' (BMX racing? or Mountain Bike racing?) could have the same effects for you.

toroytorero 02-20-2006 07:41 PM

I rode mountain bikes a lot and still do .. though not as much now that I play hockey and my leg strength is far better then the rest of my hockey skills. I can hang with just about anyone in a dead sprint ..it's just the rest of the hockey skills is where I'm lacking.. but Im catching up with that too.

in short I think it helps a lot.. though mountain biking you open yourself up to injury..as with bmx to. but bones heal

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