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Yes, you can indeed enjoy numerous benefits through indoor cycling, but you must know how to get started and keep progressing. Something that can maximize your gains is interval training.
There’s a lot to learn about how you can mix interval-training workouts with indoor cycling.
I’ve discussed on this blog quite a few times the importance of interval training in order to improve your endurance, but especially your strength.
There are tons of proven benefits for these alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity. Amongst them I’d highlight the following:
Researches show you can achieve considerably more progress in short interval training sessions than a cyclist riding for a couple of hours at a low pace. Therefore incorporating these into your training plan would definitely be a hit.
2. Healthier Heart:
Most cyclists and athletes, in general, aren’t used to cross the line of his/her aerobic comfort zone and get into the anaerobic area. However, you should know that this is the difference between improving and getting stuck.
3. You don’t need your bike:
Yes, this is true at 100%. There is no need for any equipment to complete an effective interval training session. You should be able to get your heart rate up faster with anything plyometric. For instance Proprioception exercises, or simple jumping lunges. Check it out 😉
4. Increase in metabolism:
Interval training stimulates the production of human growth hormone (HGH). HGH is responsible for burning calories.
5. Improve your aerobic capacity:
You will increase the oxygen your body delivers to your muscles. The best measure for this is the VO2Max. The most efficient way to accomplish this is by adding intervals to your training sessions. Get in and out of the anaerobic zone to benefit your aerobic capacity.
6. Add variety to your boring training routine:
Reduce the boredom of a steady pace ride by adding 3 x 3 minutes of sprint intervals. You’ll feel much better and will break the monotony and a single ride.
Over at My.Moxymonitor.com, they share the instructions to see substantial gain in your endurance and speed.