ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Sand and ROC video

Re: Sand and ROC video

Truman Prevatt (truman.prevatt@netsrq.com)
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 12:37:18 -0400

>Conditioning in sand is valuable for 2 reasons. Done correctly it can (1)
>build up the cardiovascular system and (2) build up the CV system without
>stressing the legs. Caution - build up speed and distance carefully and
>slowly. Horses can handle sand ( Holland in 1992 had ?18?miles of it),
>but it takes time. Almost as good (?better?) than hills. Comments?

All true except conditioning in sand will not fully strengthen the same
exact muscles needed to climb mountains. Also sand will not strengthen the
muscles needed to do down steep mountains - only mountains can do that.


Truman Prevatt
Sarasota, FL

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