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Can you get fit in 30-minutes? These three cycling workouts say ‘yes, you can!’

Can you get fit in 30-minutes? These three cycling workouts say 'yes, you can!'

Putting on your shoes and helmet to go for the long ride in the great outdoors isn’t always possible and on those occasions when you’re…

Tuesday, Jun 14

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Putting on your shoes and helmet to go for the long ride in the great outdoors isn’t always possible and on those occasions when you’re time crunched it’s much, much better to pack in a short and sweaty workout to boost your fitness, than to tell yourself you’ll just try and get out tomorrow.

Half an hour is just about enough time for a quick effective workout and so when you have limited spare time in a week – or just very short windows for packing in a training session – try one of these three 30-minute indoor training sessions designed by British Cycling Level 2 Coach and Training Peaks Level 2 Coach, Tim Phillips of Catenary Cycle Coaching .

Go hard and you’ll reap the benefits .“As these workouts are short, they are also intense,” Phillips notes. “Do them full on and you should be pretty tired afterwards.”

A warm up before cycling prepares your body for the efforts ahead. But in order to pack in enough work in the higher zones, Phillips has had to keep the warm ups and cool downs short in these sessions detailed below.

“I would usually have 10 minutes minimum for both, so if you do have an extra few minutes, it is worth spending longer on the warm up at least,” Phillips recommends. Is cycling for 30-minutes a good workout?

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