The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown cycling training regimens into disarray around the world. However, letting your fitness wilt to the wayside during a quarantine-induced slump is easily avoided with the help of an indoor trainer.
Using an indoor cycling trainer at home is the perfect companion for boosting your fitness levels during quarantine, bad weather, or when you simply don't have time to hit the road.
Here are three ways to get faster and fitter during lockdown using a cycling trainer at home.
Build a great base for next season by logging indoor miles
Nothing prepares you for peak fitness and personal records quite like a properly built base does.
Traditionally, base mileage season begins in the fall and ends in the spring. Those cold months aren't always the best for outdoor riding, doubly so when mixed with lockdowns.
An indoor cycling trainer gives you an easy way to log base miles from the warmth and comfort of your home.
Keep the pace using virtual training apps like Zwift
Just because group rides and races have all but disappeared from weekend mornings doesn't mean your pace has to suffer.
Indoor cycling trainers pair with virtual training apps like Zwift, TrainerRoad, Peloton, and SufferFest, allowing you to stay sharp. Hold the wheel in front of you during surprisingly thrilling Zwift races, or use app-based structured training plans to spin up the watts.
Relieve stress by spinning out your legs
Many cyclists use their rides as a way to relieve stress. Breathing fresh air, sweating, and going the distance do wonders for purifying the mood.
Lockdowns are making it difficult to find that release, potentially adding stress to your life. Numerous studies have shown that cycling improves mental health — a crucial boon during uncertain times.
Indoor trainers give you a simple and comfortable way to keep on the pedals and keep off the stress. You can find our range of indoor home cycle trainers here.