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How to stay injury-free on the trainer this winter

How to stay injury-free on the trainer this winter

Asian woman exercising, she bicycles indoors. During the bad weather For most of us, it’s indoor trainer time. With indoor training apps like Zwift, Rouvy…

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Asian woman exercising, she bicycles indoors. During the bad weather For most of us, it’s indoor trainer time. With indoor training apps like Zwift, Rouvy and MyWhoosh, riding inside has gone from miserable to fun. Or at least, bearable. You don’t have to stare at the wall anymore counting the minutes (seconds) hating yourself. However, given that you won’t be moving around quite the same as indoors, you still should be careful to stay healthy and happy. Molly Hurford, coach and author (check out her latest book, “The Strong Girl,” here !) has some tips for your time spent riding indoors. Stand up!

The trainer makes it really easy to keep your butt in place on the saddle for hours at a time, and this is a recipe for saddle sores, especially if you don’t have a great ventilation setup with fans and open windows, she says.

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Adding early season miles is doable with these tips

“If you know you tend to stay firmly planted on the saddle, set a timer—I like the free interval timer app—to beep every few minutes to remind you to get up for a few pedal strokes,” Hurford advises. “This will give your nether regions some needed blood flow, plus shift you just enough so when you sit back down, you’re not on the exact same tissue.” Wear your bibs the right away

Some people have the tendency to leave their bib straps hanging […]

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