Out of saddle riding is tough for me, like thigh burning “do I not ever use these muscles?” tough. But that tells me it is good for me!
Lately there has been a lot of comments about out of saddle riding in the Facebook Sufferfest group. Everyone wants to get better at it. The general answers are “practice” and “strengthen your core” which are good replies.
But it would be great and fantastic to have a workout dedicated to improving standing. One that starts at low rpm, like 50, and slowly builds up to higher numbers. Perhaps have the length of the intervals inverse proportional to RPM. Fifty RPM, up to 90, back down to 50 with good rest in between like in The Trick.
There are a ton of videos in the Sufferfest library but not one is dedicated to out of saddle improvement.