Jurgen Zack Bike Workout

Posted: May 9, 2014 by kirisyko in Bike, Road cycling, SykOtic, Triathlon
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Pros Ride The Queen K

ack shares his favourite workouts with fellow athletes, such as this bike session, a combination of low cadence/ high resistance and high cadence/low resistance work.

One Of the Original German über-bikers, former pro Jürgen Zack was known for his gear-grinding “Zack Attack,” leaving rivals decimated in his dust on triathlon courses around the globe. His cycling strength was so dominating that it earned him eight iron-distance titles and his world bike-course record (4:14:16 set at Ironman Europe, now Challenge Roth, in 1999) stood for more than a decade (countryman Sebastian Kienle rode nine seconds faster on the Roth course in 2010). These days, Zack lives year-round in Phuket, Thailand where he serves as senior coach of the Triathlon Academy at Thanyapura, the island’s world-class sports training center, while battling in the age-group ranks.

Zack shares his favourite workouts with fellow athletes, such as this bike session, a combination of low cadence/ high resistance and high cadence/low resistance work:

After a warm-up spin… 
❚ Climb a hill for 6–15 minutes seated, with no upper- body movement, at a low cadence (50–55 rpm) in the big chain ring.
❚ The heart rate should be relatively low to avoid lactic acid buildup.
❚ Finish the climb with one minute at a high cadence (110–125 RPM) in the small chain ring on top of the hill.
❚ Repeat this effort three or four times during one session.

“The improvement of bike-specific strength through big-gear stuff is common knowledge, but the combination with fast spinning right after is a new dimension,” says Zack. “I call it ‘muscle confusion.’ It does improve intra- and inter-muscular coordination and makes you a faster cyclist. I guarantee!”


Read more at http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2014/05/08/jurgen-zack-bike-workout#thLzedKUmFxCqZVz.99

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