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i am introducing hill climbs 3-4% grade to my workouts, i train mostly on stationary as i dont have a trainer. My question is, since my stationary has very basic training options, a long steady hill climb is not really an option in any of the workouts, can i simply shim up the front end to simulate the increase in grade. Am i crazy, somehow in my head this makes sense, although since theres no actual contact with the ground the resistance will be the same? Any thoughts on this. Thanks
 

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Will you have offroad riding time closer to when your season will start? You won't get any workload change like an inclined treadmill, you will only have a static weight shift. Save the technical training for when you get to ride. If technical is one of your weaknesses, I think you can find better ways to improve.
 

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I could be wrong, but I think hill climbs are meant to replicate the stress that your body would experience if you were actually climbing a hill. Raising your front wheel would be of little benefit. I think you should adjust the resistance to something similar to what you would expect on a 3-4% grade resistance-wise.

Like I said, I could be wrong.
 

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pop_martian said:
I could be wrong, but I think hill climbs are meant to replicate the stress that your body would experience if you were actually climbing a hill. Raising your front wheel would be of little benefit. I think you should adjust the resistance to something similar to what you would expect on a 3-4% grade resistance-wise.

Like I said, I could be wrong.
You sir are correct , increase the resistance to emulate the increased grade . :thumbsup:
 

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When using a bike on a trainer, it is not a bad idea to raise the front when doing hill training to better emulate a climbing position. Not really sure on a stationary and given the slight incline you plan to replicate.
 

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train the energy systems and muscles you use to climb the hills, then when you are able to get outside you can practice riding up actual hills. Work on longer intervals at your typical climbing rpm's pusing either against a steady load, or sometimes increase the load as the "hill" goes on. The nice thing about the trainer is you can control the recovery.

You can improve your cycling a lot by using the trainer, good luck with it.
 

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No offense, but you're crazy:crazy: You'll have to up the resistance on the stationary to mimic a hill climb. You can still raise the bike if you like the seating position though. :thumbsup:
 
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