The German is the world champion in this discipline. His love for the mountains and winter sports emerges in his training, from cross-country skiing to bobsleighing
He is the king of the Marathon Mountain Bike, thanks to a sumptuous performance in the last specialty World Championships. Andreas Seewald dominated his race, crumbling the resistance of the opponents, one after the other. What is most surprising about German is the approach to this discipline, which started out as a simple fun and became a full-fledged profession only in the last two years. Before, in fact, he supported himself by working as an electrician.
Obviously, in order to improve and grow in cycling there is no better training than practicing with the vehicle. Seewald tries his hand at mountain biking, but he does not disdain even the strokes with the racing bike. The German prefers the high ground, with many excursions in the saddle facing hard climbs and steep descents. And then, judging by what has been posted on social media, he does not hesitate to ride even in the snow.
Not just bikes. For Seewald, the mountain also becomes a place for long walks. For example, sometimes in the morning, he spends an hour of his time running lightly on the steepest slopes. Altitude can prove to be a precious ally always seen with a view to making the body even more toned and resistant under stress, an indispensable quality for those who spend up to six hours on the bike during a race.
Through the Instagram profile, Andreas also provides some indications to those who follow him to learn his secrets. Among these is the work on the sense of balance. A video shows the biker standing on a tightrope, obviously trying not to slip. In turn, he changed the supporting leg and flexed the other until his knee touched the rope. The movement is repeated 10 times, with sets of 5 per leg.
Snow also becomes the fundamental component of another sport Andreas practiced during the winter: cross-country skiing. This discipline has become particularly popular among athletes because it helps improve physical endurance under pressure. In Seewald’s case it becomes a valuable training to get used to the repetition of a certain physical effort. Moreover, judging from what has been posted on their social networks, the biker also seems to appreciate the bob, as shown by a rather curious photo.
October 23 – 10:50 am
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