Jim Karanas is a Master Instructor and Program Director for Indoor Cycling Group of North America.
Jim describes BIG GEAR TRAINING as; Weight Training on the bicycle.
This workout is to improve sustainable strength and increase muscle fiber recruitment while working aerobically. The workout consists of pedaling at very low cadence (about 50-55 rpm) in a big gear up a hill for five to 15 minutes at a time in the saddle, focusing on smooth pedaling. The workout should remain aerobic in terms of heart rate. There is controlled and limited recovery between efforts equal to the length of the work period…
Originally posted 2011-11-17 09:56:57.