Hey guys, I really feel like i’m kind of in an odd spot (if i’m not then that’s awesome and I can’t wait to see the feedback) having been a competitive hockey player from the time I was 10 until I left college (played for Purdue and a couple D-2 schools). I feel like I go into the weight lifting portion at a slightly different place than most other athletes in endurance sports.
I pulled up my numbers that I had from last winter (first set of max outs) that my program was based off of which were as follows
Squat - 350lbs
Hamstring Curls - 190lbs
Leg Press - 505lbs (this is where the machine maxed out)
My concern is that I’m not finding a functional way to transfer my “ability to produce power” onto the bike in a reasonable way.
In my mind I feel like I need to do more weight reduction on all fronts (body fat and muscle) as opposed to working to “increase” my ability to push things with my legs.
I am 5’11.5" (181.5ish cm) and currently weight around 190lbs which is similar to last season which i feel has a negative impact on my cycling performance