• More training goodies.

    You want to peak for that all important race? Below is a run-down on how to go about getting your body ripped and fit for that day of rage. It's broken down into weeks, phase names, and general workouts.

    Weeks 1-4
    TRANSITION: Recover......lounge, and get fat!

    Weeks 3-8
    PREPERATION: Prepare to train. Light cardio and weights
    (This is what I am doing now.)

    Weeks 9-12
    BASE 1:

    BASE 2:
    BASE 3: During Base Phases 1,2, and 3 you should establish endurance, force, and speed skills and muscular endurance.

    Weeks 6-9
    BUILD 1:

    BUILD 2: During the 2 Build Phases you should aim to hone race specific fitness.

    Weeks 1-2
    PEAK: For the 2 weeks of the Peak phase you should get in some low key races to test your current fitness and all the hard work you have put in so far up-to-date.

    Weeks 1-3
    RACE: Unleash it all. Show up to your designated "A" race and let the
    competition have it!

    There ya go! I am off to the YMCA to kick the Stairmaster's arse!
    UPDATED AT 12:05: The Stairmaster has officially had it's butt kick'd! I repeat, the Stairmaster is wish'n I didn't show up today.

    Information taken from Mountain Bikers Training Bible by Joe Friel