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Archive for April, 2010

Compression Shorts Benefits and Cycling Training Plan for the Week of April 19, 2010

April 21, 2010 By: Joel Category: Cycling, Cycling Training

“Discover How Wearing Compression Shorts or Compression Tights Can Enhance Your
Cycling Performance By 15%!”

You probably know that a lot of competitive cyclists around the world are already using compression tights after hard training sessions, tough races and while travelling long distances to their races in order to speed up the muscle recovery process, improve blood circulation and to keep that feeling of fresh legs around the clock that every competitive cyclist loves.

What you probably did not know is that compression shorts and compression tights are the most sophisticated pieces of cycling apparel available on the market today. Studies and research have proven, for years now, that when you train or race wearing compression shorts or compression tights, you can…

  • increase your cycling performance by an incredible 15%,
  • have an increase of oxygen flow to your working muscles,
  • increase your muscle strength and power by 10%,
  • improve your endurance and stamina by 15%,
  • experience faster elimination of lactic acid build-up in your working muscles,
  • experience faster recovery time between repetitions during interval training,
  • improve your heart blood input,
  • experience less post-exercise muscle soreness, and
  • lower your chances of sport injuries.

Compression Shorts, Compression Tights, Skins Compression


Compression Shorts, Compression Tights, Skins Compression

With all these benefits that compression shorts and compression tights have to offer, wearing a pair of them during your next cycling race is sure to give you an edge over your competition.

Also remember that while travelling long distances to your races, wearing compression tights can get you there with fresh legs and ready for a big racing day.

Here Is This Week’s Chavez Cycling Training Plan:

If you want to get the best out of your cycling training, remember to take your “easy week.” This week is “easy week” for those of you following the Chavez Cycling Training Plan.

Monday:

  • Off (rest day)

Tuesday:

  • Time On Bike: 2-3 hours
  • Gear: 39/17 or 39/16 (small chain ring, easy “spinning” gear)
  • Speed: 18 – 20 mph (30 – 35 km/h)

Wednesday:

  • Time On Bike: 3 hours
  • Gear: 53/17
  • Speed: 18 – 20 mph (30 – 35 km/h)
  • or do a group ride

Thursday:

  • Time On Bike: 2-3 hours
  • Speed: 18 – 20 mph (30 – 35 km/h)
  • Gear: 39/17 or 39/16

Friday:

  • Time on Bike: 1 hour
  • Speed: 18 – 20 mph (30 – 35 km/h)
  • Gear: 39/17 ,16, or 15

Saturday:

  • Time On Bike: 3.5 hours
  • Race or do a group ride

Sunday:

  • Time On Bike: 3.5 hours
  • Race or do a group ride