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  • Shelagh
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    #35986 |

    Has anyone got any tips for turbo training? I’m fairly new to the club and trying to keep my fitness up.

    Not been on a club ride for a few weeks cos of work and weather :((

    Shelagh

    phil
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    #43083 |

    1st buy a turbo trainer 😆

    Shelagh
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    #43084 |

    Lol. Thanks Phil.

    1 turbo trainer – check.

    I need some training plans. Might see you at the cycle jumble tomorrow and I can pick your brains then 😉

    AdyJapp
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    #43085 |

    @Shelagh wrote:

    Lol. Thanks Phil.

    1 turbo trainer – check.

    I need some training plans. Might see you at the cycle jumble tomorrow and I can pick your brains then 😉

    There are stacks of training plans out there, but it depends on what your aims are.

    Here’s an old link with some tips:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/fitness/article/fitness-basics-turbo-training-24170/

    Ignore any Lance Armstrong references. EPO is not required.

    Also, more recent:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/fitness/article/turbo-trainer-workouts-for-all-seasons-34657/

    Loads of others just for the Googling.

    If you go on the Tacx web site, they have loads:

    http://www.tacx.com/en/experience/tacx-coach

    Although they are designed for Tacx trainers, the plans can be adapted most trainers.

    Then, if you are getting really bored on e turbo, and need something to keep your interest, and give you a training program based on ‘perceived’ effort, go to The Sufferfest.

    http://www.thesufferfest.com/

    Very entertaining videos, that make the sessions go a bit quicker and give you something to watch and listen to. You need a laptop/PC/tablet or something to play them on as they are downloads.

    Other than that there are loads of training DVDs available. Just a search away.

    Shelagh
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    #43086 |

    Thanks Ady, I’ll give them a look. My aim is to get stronger for climbing and I’m sure I’ll find something in there.

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