How Much Fitter Did I Get From Cycling 2 Weeks In The Himalayas?
Published on May 19th 2023
Si has come back from two weeks of bikepacking in Nepal with Hank for GCN+ and wants to know how it has affected his fitness. Riding at an altitude of between 1,000m and 5,500m, and doing three times as much volume as normal, it’s certainly an alternative take on training. So, did this cycling adventure supercharge Si’s fitness? Let’s find out! 00:00 Intro 01:41 Zone 2 fitness 02:50 Why do my legs feel worse? 04:05 5-minute max test 05:30 Anaerobic fitness 06:12 FTP test 09:52 Results & conclusions Useful Links: GCN+ | Every. Unmissable. Moment. 👉 https://gcn.eu/93f Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival 👉 https://gcn.eu/GBF2023 Download the GCN App for free 👉 https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop 👉 https://gcn.eu/italycollection Join the GCN Club 👉 https://gcnclub.com GCN Training Plans 👉 https://gcn.eu/gcntp Have you ever felt a fitness boost after a cycling holiday? 🚴 Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN... 📹 Why Riding Slower Makes You Faster 👉 https://youtu.be/at3MPoK53dU 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gcn.eu/editorschoice 📹 Or why not check out our Features Playlist 👉 https://gcn.eu/gcnfeatures 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Beats of Burden - Molife Beats That - Damma Beatz Destination - STRLGHT Sunday Coffee - Rebecca Mardal This Close - Myysk Through Glass - Ooyy Vaporeon - Luwaks #gcn #cycling #roadcycling #roadbike #bike #bikes #bikelife #bikepacking #altitude #training #cyclingtraining 📸 Photos - © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Sprint Cycling Agency 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 that’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 it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – 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 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 Silca: https://gcn.eu/Silca MET Helmets: https://gcn.eu/methelmets 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 Español - https://www.youtube.com/@gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/@gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Français - 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 Racing - https://youtube.com/@gmbnracing GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/@gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/@embn