When a Pro Mountain Bike Racer Does CrossFit
Selene Yeager has many titles: pro-mountain bike racer, health coach, author, and fitness journalist. Mostly though, she is a cyclists, through and through.
So what happened to her cycling fitness when Selene decided to give CrossFit a try?
Cycling meets CrossFit.
She’d dabbled in cross-training before, but never fully committed. After spending countless years building a massive aerobic engine, she didn’t really see how barbells and gymnastic movements would benefit her on the saddle.
After some trusted fellow cyclists were singing the praises of their local box, she decided to give it a try.
So what happened?
First, she became a more well-rounded athlete. She was regularly training parts of her body she’d never focused on before and felt much stronger overall. It also gave her another gear. We all know that gear: the dark place. It improved her base rides, too. 75 miles into a three hour ride she still felt like she could ride all day (you do you, girl).
More and more athletes are getting drunk on the CrossFit Kool-Aid. It really is the perfect supplemental training for any sport — but we knew that already.