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Want to push your riding performance? How to easily integrate an interval unit into your routine

In this video you can have a look how Mitch prepares for the cardic and circulatory load during his snowboard runs when there is no snow around. It’s easy to copy!



For the ones who wanna know more:

Interval training stimulates different metabolic adaptions of your body. Studies demonstrated improvements in muscle oxidative potential, muscle buffering capacity, muscle glycogen content, as well as highly elevated aerobic endurance capacity.
However, few studies provide results that can be used to generate definitive guidelines for choosing specific work-to-rest ratios. That’s why Mitch uses the approximate time he needs for his snowboard runs when riding a big mountain line.

Remember though that it is important not to rest too long in between your intervals. Mitch for example bikes full throttle for 1.5 minutes and than rides with moderate speed for 7 to 8 minutes before starting with another high intensity unit.


P.S. Such intervals are apperently a very useful method for fat loss. I might get deeper into this another time…



Source: T.R. Baechle, and R.W. Earle, 2008: “Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.” National Strength and Conditioning Association.



3 comments to “Want to push your riding performance? How to easily integrate an interval unit into your routine”

  • biking for snowboarding | mitch blog, October 1, 2012 at 12:14 am

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  • Stefan Häusl, September 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Great Bibi and Mitch. I did that kind of training 2, sometimes 3 times a week. I did 95% of the max. heart frequenz for 1 min and then the same time for a total break. This for about 10 times per session. Super hard but gives you wings!


    • Mitch GPFT-Team, September 30, 2012 at 3:00 am

      Awesome Stefan! Combined with your basic training your intervals will definetly push your skiing performance this coming winter! Thanks for sharing your routine with us!