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How to make the most of indoor training for year-round fitness

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For many cyclists the words “turbo training” may conjure up an image of a darkened sweat-filled room used during the winter or when the weather turns.

While turbo trainers may get more use during the colder months, there’s no reason why turbo training shouldn’t form part of your year-round plan to help you achieve your fitness goals – from general conditioning all the way through to getting in shape for your first sportive.

An indoor trainer can be used all year round to improve fitness, efficiency, power and technique. pic: ©Media24

When it comes to utilising your time efficiently, it’s hard to beat the trusty turbo trainer and what’s more it can be done in the comfort of your own home (while the kids are in bed upstairs) or with friends. So here are RCUK’s insights into the benefits of using an indoor trainer throughout the season. 

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