I'm lucky in the weight lifting area as I've got about all the equipment and room for working the upper body. I've got a full unfinished basement to myself. The wife asks me when I'm going to finish it off. I'm not. I like the rought look of insulation, wires, and pipes. Plus if anything breaks, I can find it easier. The only drawback is 7 1/2" ceiling joists. When I do the overhead press I gotta make sure I'm in between joists.
Last night was a weight night. Since reading the "training bible" I've changed the way I've been lifting. I'm lucky in that I believe I already have plenty of upper body strength for Mtbing. In fact I think I'm going to work on reducing some of my upper body mass. I've always lifted the way that bodybuilders lift. Keepings the reps between 8-12. For MTB training you raise the reps up to 20. Actually made alot of sense. I've been focusing mostly on the legs. Holding 60lb dumbbells and squatting. I don't think its enough weight, I've been getting to 25 reps before fatigue. I'm leary about loading a bar and holding it over my shoulders though. With my knee I've got to keep it in control.
This weather is tearing me apart. Yesterday I think it got up to 60 degrees. You walk outside and you wanna ride, but anything not on pavement is a mess. Maybe I'm not hard core enough. Damn the mud!, just ride.