Harvey Newton

Harvey Newton

 

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The cessation of strength training can result in losing the hard-fought gains in strength and power obtained during the offseason.
It's now time to ramp up our efforts at cycling specialization, but it is a mistake to turn our backs on weight training.
The snatch is a challenging, yet rewarding, lift to master. But, it does take time to learn the proper technique.
Back in 1980, my weightlifting athletes at the Olympic Training Center informed me that Randy Gardner, pairs figure skating champion was executing clean and jerks in the 200lb range.
For the past three months we’ve progressively prepared for the more intense work this month. It’s now time get serious about developing strength.
This month’s article deals with subtle changes to the off-season strength training program, mostly in the area of intensity. The bottom line remains the same: build a strong foundation.
This month’s article deals with creating a foundation of strength, preparing the body for more intense strength and power training later.
Part of prepping for next year's cycling season includes an effective transitional phase to start off-season training. The proper design of this phase of training pays big dividends later.