Training for the climbs

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      This has been my first year of riding singletrack on a regular basis and started without really having any skills prior. Over the course of the spring and summer I have greatly improved my riding in the way of technical skills and descending. I have seen some improvement in my climbing as well but not nearly what I was expecting to, and sometimes I feel like I’m getting worse. But I keep busting em out. So is there something I’m doing wrong or is there a better way to train for the climbs?

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      It would be hard to really tell you what you need to work on, not having ridden with you and seen how you ride. I do have a couple handy links to pass along:

      9 Ways to Climb Better on Your Mountain Bike
      How To Survive On A Climb Video
      Steep Technical Climbing Video

      Also, fitness is key. I put in miles on my road bike, it has really helped with my fitness for climbing on my mountain bike.

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