man pedaling uphill

Uphill cycling tips

- Makes it a habit to do at least one climbing workout per week.
The more you pedal uphill, the better your adaptation to more difficult climbs, allowing you to feel more comfortable.

 - Controls cadence for greater efficiency on climb.
Uphill the cadence should oscillate between 60 and 70rpm, so there will be an increase in leg strength which facilitates your ability to climb.

-Pedal at your pace
Not everyone is at the same level and sometimes being too ambitious can cause you to waste energy unnecessarily trying to keep up with the fastest ones. Keep your pace and respect your limits. Thus, you will be able to evolve progressively.

- Make sure your bike is ready to face the most challenging climbs.
Having the transmission system tuned is essential. You must also ensure that the tires are adequately inflated.

 - Analyze the best time to change gear.
 Don't wait too long to change gears as you can overload the chain.

 -Anything you can do to reduce the weight of your bike will help.
Try to reduce the weight of moving parts such as wheels, tires and pedals.

- Try to remain seated most of the time.
You can pedal standing up from time to time to relax your muscles and stretch your back but sitting down will reduce the stress on your cardiovascular system. Also, you lose less energy and you can exert yourself longer if you're sitting down.

 -Adjusts the speed at every moment.
 Take it easy in the first half of the climb and pick up the pace in the second half.

-Apply a different strategy for each climb.
A steep climb is different from a steady climb. For example, if you're approaching a steep, short climb before a descent, you can pedal at a higher intensity than pedaling a more stable climb where you can recover quickly.

- The psychological part is crucial.
 It takes confidence and a relaxed mind to get good results on climbs. The physical part is very important, but our mind also helps us a lot.