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Warm up tips
« on: April 03, 2013, 03:26:10 PM »
Hey guys,
I have found that warming up before I ride does wonder for my body.  I try to raise my heart rate and breathing then rest before I ride. I have found some of the guys I ride with are faster than me starting out, but after our first lap I can keep up with them. I would like some input on some tips or tricks anyone may have regarding "warming up". How much is too much? not enough? What do you guys do too warm up? 


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Re: Warm up tips
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 04:14:02 PM »
My one warm-up tip is to use your warm-up time as a chance to practice skills.  I do a few practice corners, wheelies, manuals, attempt a brake stand, etc as part of my routine.  I think of it as killing 2 birds with one stone.

I'm less helpful on length and intensity.  For running I've found about 5-6 minutes at a pace 2-4 minutes/mile slower than I plan to run (which results in a HR around 120 at the end of the warm-up) works really well for me.  I haven't ever been as scientific on the mountain bike.  Mostly because I'm usually thinking more about balance, technique, and fun than max speed and efficiency.


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