Eating a clean healthy diet will shred you right up. That helps climbing as you have full glycogen yet full shredded down with no 'beef belly'.
Having a power meter lets you pace yourself and learn what your personal limits are over various times.
Riding high cadence like Lance helps prevent lactic build up in the legs.
Mindset is critical.
Use a compact crank for more optimum cadence when climbing.
What more practical tips could one give? ;)
I think some folk may have thought you have a magic trick that will take 5 minutes off their climb.
Riding a bike is so much more than getting on and pushing the pedal, in fact its quite the opposite, getting on is just the start.
What you say is exactly what I have found from 4 years of trying many scenarios and have done exactly as above.
Fitness is something that is one thing you cant buy or upgrade, it will come by riding up grades and pushing harder each time.
The only thing I can't do is the vegan thing, I love my meat, my T-bone and seafood.
I have also done the Medjools and they are gold, dropped the sugar water(Gatorade etc) and fill up on water.
Works for me and the few I helped with set-ups and shared my tips with.
Organic medjool dates sure are the sports food of the future when athletes work out they can get a better product for cheaper and now have any sticky gel wrappers to dispose.
Like the video and your approach DR. While not recommended, I also think what helped Lance when he crashed is a bit of anger to help drive/motivate him. Not uncontrolled rage, but sometimes focused anger can help with determination when your in the zone. I have been in a situation where focused anger has pushed me beyond what I thought was possible.
For sure. Lance personifies focus in that respect. He crashed but didnt even complain. Just put it all into forward motion.
Ive seen people crash like that and sit down and start crying. Its a classic example of 'its not what happens to us, its how we deal with it that counts..'