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This collection of blog articles addresses topics such as indoor cycle training techniques, correct hydration, how to setup your exercise or stationary bike and biometric information on some of the rides we offer. We even have a thought provoking series of posts that looks at cycling from the perspective of Chinese medicine.
By Greg C. Moriates, Guest Contributor, Athlete and Coach
We all love the change of seasons. Fall brings us a beautiful backdrop of leafs changing color, cooler temperatures and less humidity. These are perfect riding conditions. But wait-a-minute! For the cyclist, that also means less daylight = less outdoor riding = TRAINER HELL!
Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and repeat after me, "IT IS GOING TO BE OK - THE TURBO TRAINER IS MY FRIEND! IT IS GOING TO BE OK - THE TURBO TRAINER IS MY FRIEND!
Now that we've got that out of the way. Let's face the fact that most of us do not live in an area that we can ride outside all the time. Therefore, we have to switch our training from the outdoors to the indoors were we secure our rear wheel to a turbo trainer and put in numerous hours of focused training.
In reality, indoor trainer rides are important year round if you are serious about improving speed, strength, muscular endurance and power. The athletes that I coach are on the indoor trainer twelve months a year. There is no better training method that will allow you to put the uncontrollable variables such as weather and terrain on the side burner and stay focused on the training session on hand.
There is a saying that many of you've already heard, its, "EMBRACE THE SUCK". When it comes to the indoor trainer, embracing the suck brings you to the New Year, stronger, faster, and ready for a personal best.
In order to get the best out of your indoor training:
Till the next time, "get on your trainer, stay focused and master the task at hand. Indoor training over the colder months will help you achieve your goals for next season including improving your mental strength.
Greg C. Moriates has over 10 years training, racing and coaching in the multisport arena. He is the owner of GCM Endurance (www.GCMendurance.com) focusing
on quality training, coaching, camps and nutritional analysis at affordable prices; owner of Triathlon Training
Blueprint (www.TriathlonTrainingBluePrint.com) giving the athlete the tools, knowledge and motivation to build
their own training programs for an Epic season; and owner of Xtreme Multisports (www.XtremeMultisports.com) bringing the fun
back to multisports clubs and teams without all the rules. Find out more about Greg C. Moriates on his personal blog at (www.GregMoriates.com).