Category: Training

Recovery Rides

When you’re following a training plan it’s important to give you body time to both recover from the build up of fatigue and adapt so that it’s able to work at a higher level of intensity in the up and coming sessions. Because these sessions are done at very low intensity, the natural tendency is …

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Endurance / Low Intensity training

Endurance training is primarily aimed at increasing your ability to do exercise for a longer period of time. It generally consists of riding for progressively longer periods of time at a low level of effort. The benefits of endurance training is that it helps develop the heart and lungs (the cardio-vascular system) and lays the …

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Types of Workout

There are various types of workout and most are given different names but they more-or-less fall into the following categories: Endurance / Low Intensity Intervals High Intensity Intervals Sweet-Spot Recovery There’s a lot of discussion around about what is the best or most effective type of workout to do and it can often rather confusing. …

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Getting Started

What is TurboTripping? What You Need Bike or an indoor trainer. A computer/laptop/tablet o phone. Speakers or Headphones. A towel to mop up any sweat. A fan to stop you getting too hot. Getting Started If you’re starting a fitness program it’s recommended to consult your doctor before you start. Beginners Beginners should start with …

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HIIT vs Aerobic Workouts

There’s a big obsession with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in the fitness industry. The benefits are that it gets faster results than aerobic (sometimes called Steady State Training), improves muscle mass, burns fat, and improves cardiovascular system. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) An HIIT session consists of short bursts of very intensive exercise, for …

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Pedaling Technique

Why Should pedaling Fast improve pedaling technique? A ‘good pedaling technique’ is one that’s smooth and efficient. It’s probably not possible to have a perfect technique, but a good technique will improve your endurance and riding speed. The pedal stroke can be divided up into 4 phases.  It starts with the foot pushing down on …

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Sweating

Sweating cools the body by evaporating off the surface off the skin. Once it starts dripping off the body the effectiveness of the cooling is reduced and you’re losing water for no gain and heading towards getting dehydrated and hyperthermia. Sweat is not fat being burnt off. For sweat to evaporate, the surrounding air needs …

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Effects of Heat on Exercise

When people are often very surprised when they’re made aware of how much heat the body produces when exercising. In this section we’ll have a look at how much heat you generate on your bike and how important it is to have a good, powerful fan and a supply of water to keep you hydrated.  …

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Using Turbotripping Videos

Before starting any exercise program it’s strongly recommended that you consult your doctor for a check-up and advice.  If you feel the intensity is too heard and uncomfortable ease off to one that is. The user assumes all risks in the use of the videos created be TurboTripping. TurboTripping videos are designed to be used …

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Power Zones

Zone Name %FTP RPE Description 1    Active Recovery <55 <2 Easy spinning 2    Aerobic Endurance 56-75 2-3 All day pace 3    Tempo 76-90 4-5 Brisk ride 4    Lactate Threshold 91-105 6-7 1 hour time-trial pace. Intervals lasting 6 to 20 minutes. Requires recovery. 5    VO2 Max 106-120 7-8 Short hill …

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