Ten steps to the perfect amateur 'off-season'

The season of weight training and nutritional debauchery is here

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The summer months will soon become a distant memory - and with them the sundowner crit races, mid-week time trials and heat-drenched weekends. However, whilst the pros will begin feverishly training on the slopes of Denia and Mallorca over winter, the average amateur has a while before it's time to hit the panic button and develop 'spring knee' in a hurry.

Here's a step-by-step guide to getting the winter off-season 'right', by all amateur cyclists ever.

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