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    Help: Support endurance with...?

    I'm a mountain and street biker. Since about 4 years I'm training regularly. My weekly amount of street kilometers differs from 200 to 250 km in summer and due to weather 40 to 80 km in winter (November/December to March); additionally I do Spinning on stationary bikes in winter.

    So you see I'm quite posessed with this kind of sports.

    What I lack is a knowledge of proper additional kind of sports, which support endurance and buildup and keep of muscles. The problem is that I can't do such things as running and inline scating, which would be a proper aid, because I've problems with my knee joints (they're full of metal and plastic after several skiing and riding accidents).

    So someone knows a good alternative solution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin
    I'm a mountain and street biker. Since about 4 years I'm training regularly. My weekly amount of street kilometers differs from 200 to 250 km in summer and due to weather 40 to 80 km in winter (November/December to March); additionally I do Spinning on stationary bikes in winter.

    So you see I'm quite posessed with this kind of sports.

    What I lack is a knowledge of proper additional kind of sports, which support endurance and buildup and keep of muscles. The problem is that I can't do such things as running and inline scating, which would be a proper aid, because I've problems with my knee joints (they're full of metal and plastic after several skiing and riding accidents).

    So someone knows a good alternative solution?
    Swimming is low impact, and cardio intensive. That would be my first recommendation, though proper technique is everything, so if you aren't such a great swimmer (as many aren't, it is no crime) then joining a Swim Squad is a good idea. The cost of hiring the coach for the hour or so then being spread amongst everyone, it becomes affordable (Having a good swim-coach is highly important IMO)

    A free-weights regime is also something I simpy cannot recommend enough. It needn't be intensive, even just a few nights a week. Just structure it well.

    Also perhaps look at doing some velodrome work on the bike (staggered sprints, anaerobic threshold, etc) though it is alot more effective using a heart rate monitor when doing that kind of training, as it makes it that much more specific.

    Just my brief 2 cents...

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    I suggest swimming also, and Nordic walking, also known as "skiing for dementia patients".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    I suggest swimming also, and Nordic walking, also known as "skiing for dementia patients".
    :laugh:

    Thanks to you both, but I really dislike swimming. Nordic Walking seems to be intresting, although I always tend to laugh when I people see doing this. Maybe I should try it somewhere in the woods where noone can watch me.

    SURT, could you please explain "free-weights regime" to me? I really don't get what it means, even my dictionary is failing on this term. ing:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin
    please explain "free-weights regime"
    exercising with barbells and dumbells.

    does your bionic knee have a limited range-of-motion?

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