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Weight training and cardio tips for the track?

My first two track days took everything out of me.
Anyone have any training tips to get in shape for the track? A routine, type of cardio, which muscles to focus on, number of reps, how many times a week, and etc.?
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I've heard the Kanye West workout plan works wonders

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I've heard the Kanye West workout plan works wonders

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Strength training and lots of cardio for endurance. Are you exercising much now? I've had that problem, and started working out more on my punching bag. Also increased my ab workouts, and upper body. It really will depend on your body composition. Getting tired while riding is a crappy feeling.
I kept this simple because this is a subject that I can go on and on about....blah blah blah blah blah. I love working out and staying fit. Just my
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Which part of your body was getting tired, upper body, or lower body?

If your arms are tired, your doing it wrong. I know when I get off the track, I can barely stand up. I plan on doing a lot of cardio, and lowerbody strength training. I plan on doing low weight, high reps and pushing for endurance in my legs. "Thighmaster" Type exercises would probably be very helpful, since you use those muscles to grip the tank, and to pull yourself back onto the bike after a turn.
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Agreed. That's why I said it's really about body composition. My legs have always been toned and fit (I can almost hear Ahhnold in the background as I speak...lol), so I don't have problems there. I have, however, had to focus on stretching and flexibility, as I wasn't used to quick transitions and groin strength. My groin used to KILL me after riding from gripping the tank.

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Strength training and lots of cardio for endurance. Are you exercising much now? I've had that problem, and started working out more on my punching bag. Also increased my ab workouts, and upper body. It really will depend on your body composition.
I have been active in sports and weight training for ten years now. I work out 5 days a week combining cardio and weights. I think it is also the fact that I am only 115lbs., my bike weighs over 300 lbs. and the R6 has a large ass seat that you have to get around for dragging knee.

I think I need to focus on muscle endurance. My cardio doesn't seem to be the problem, it is muscle fatigue.

Any input is helpful.
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Which part of your body was getting tired, upper body, or lower body?

If your arms are tired, your doing it wrong. I know when I get off the track, I can barely stand up. I plan on doing a lot of cardio, and lowerbody strength training. I plan on doing low weight, high reps and pushing for endurance in my legs. "Thighmaster" Type exercises would probably be very helpful, since you use those muscles to grip the tank, and to pull yourself back onto the bike after a turn.
My legs are the only thing that bother me at the end of a track day. So, the lower body is what I guess I should focus on more.

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Jane... I know exactly what you're talkin about.. my quads, calves, and glutts hit muscle failure by mid day... I have been tellin myself to get in shape to make the track easier to endure and once in awhile I do but mostly I just dont' ahve the time to...

what I found helpful were... lunges, squats, and leg presses... these will strengthen the muscles we use to move from side to side on the bike ... then on off days do bicycle or stair climbin for endurance

funny you posted this up cause I just started my routine yesterday.. now hopefully I can keep it up through out winter and be prepaired for spring

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Martial arts is a great way to train. It builds your legs and teaching you about weight shift.
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