Using the turbo trainer, on the other hand, means you can take shelter in your garage, shed or living room, while you can tailor your session to work on a specific area of your fitness without worrying about vehicles, traffic lights and road furniture.
– Buyer’s guide: turbo trainers –
And, unless you’re a professional rider with hours and hours available to ride each week, you can use the turbo for 30-90 minute, high intensity training sessions to get fit quick.
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to the turbo trainer, and what your session entails will depend on your current level of fitness, training goals and, quite frankly, attention span, given that pain-induced boredom can quickly set in when on the turbo, regardless of how well structured the session is.
– High intensity training vs. base training –
With that in mind, here are five indoor turbo trainer sessions to work on different areas of your form and fitness: strength efforts, threshold, sweetspot, VO2 Max and cadence drills. In each of these sessions we’ll refer to training zones in order to ensure you’re working at the correct intensity if you train with a heart rate monitor or power meter. Find out how to calculate your training zones here.