It’s fast approaching turbo trainer season so we thought it worth doing a bit about the top reasons to moving your fitness/training indoors.
You can continue your training/fitness in the winter or poor weather
One of the amazing features of turbo trainers is that you can continue your exercise or fitness training in the winter or when the weather prevents you from going outside. This also means when you get to the good weather again, your fitness is still at a high level.
It's more time efficient than outdoor riding
Strapped for time but still want a good workout? A turbo trainer provides an efficient way to train for those who do not have much time. Because you are always pedalling on a turbo trainer, you are getting the same workout in less time.
You don’t have to spend a fortune (unless you want to)
With a vast range of turbo trainers available, you can buy them for as little as £179.99 and up to £1199.00 for the top of the range smart trainer.
It’s social and fun
With the right app such as Zwift you can cycle or race a number of virtual routes. You can join friends on the same app and either cycle with, or race them. You can even join competitive races. All that is required is a compatible trainer and a laptop/tablet/mobile.
Pick specific training for your type of racing/riding
Aside from the social or racing aspect of trainer apps, you can pick specific training plans for different training outcomes. For example, if you want to increase your power, maintain your fitness level or train for a long distance event. The trainer will give you a weekly plan to achieve your cycling goals.
Easier to hone technique
Many of the training plans you can pick will give you specific exercises to perfect your technique such as smooth full-circle pedalling (“souplesse”) or single leg drills for balancing out left/right power discrepancies.
Climb famous climbs from your home
Some apps such as Zwift, allow you to take on famous Tour de France climbs Alpe d’Huez or Mont Ventoux (although they are named differently).
As always, feel free to contact us or pop in to one of our stores where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.