Every good cycling coach knows that there are huge fitness gains to be made from indoor cycling .
If you want to be an excellent cyclist (and not just a masher of pedals), you still need long days in the saddle and familiarity with the road. The training holy grail is when riders successfully integrate indoor and outdoor riding. If you want to can get the most out of your training, read on to find out how you can leverage the positives of both riding indoors and outdoors. What are the main benefits of riding indoors?
By investing in one of the best turbo trainers or the best smart indoor bikes , you can ride all year round, no matter the weather nor how dark it is outside – and there’s even more benefits to this approach:
Specific and safe intervals
Indoor training allows you to hit and sustain specific intensity levels (set by power and heart rate based cycling training zones ) without distractions, delays, or the risk of external environmental factors getting in the way e.g. stop lights, undulating terrain, or traffic on the roads. Suffer at your best!
Maximum ROI for time spent
Have you ever looked at the time vs power data on an outdoor ride? If you haven’t already clocked it, training outside clocks up a lot of dead time. By contrast, indoor training gives you no such leeway – you rarely stop pedalling on an indoor session. A mere 30-45 minutes on the turbo […]