Can We Learn Anything From Old Training Techniques?

Published on July 15th 2022

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Cycling has changed a lot since the days of Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi, not least in relation to training techniques. Not eating or drinking on long rides, cycling 600 miles in a week or even taking two months off the saddle in the off season! Hank and Manon take you through some old school training techniques and show how we can learn from them. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 0:39 - Ride A Heavy Bike 1:26 - Do Extra Training 2:06 - Ride Unfueled 3:13 - Take Time Off 3:53 - Keep A Diary 4:47 - Long Slow Miles 5:55 - Train Like Merckx 6:48 - Just Pedal Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop: https://gcn.eu/gcnshop Join the GCN Club: https://www.gcnclub.com/ Have you tried any of these techniques? Let us know how they worked for you in the comments down below! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Watch more on GCN... ๐Ÿ“น Carbs Vs Protein Vs Fat ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gcn.eu/7rb ๐Ÿ“น Watch our Editorโ€™s Choice Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gcn.eu/editorschoice ๐Ÿ“น Or why not check out our Features Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€‹โ€‹https://gcn.eu/gcnfeatures ๐ŸŽต Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound ๐ŸŽต Meanwhile Uptown - Dusty Decks HVPER - Squiid High Coast Beat - Smartface Got 5 on It - peerless A New Forest - Justnormal #gcn #cycling #roadbike #training #cyclingtraining Photos: ยฉ Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & ยฉ Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything thatโ€™s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly itโ€™s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans โ€“ everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside Cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: https://gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Muc-Off: https://gcn.eu/MucOff Watch our sister channels: GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/emb