Phase 2 of our Beginner Cyclist Training Plan builds on the gains you made in Phase 1, allowing you to quickly improve your fitness and speed. In Phase 1 of the Beginner Cyclist Training Plan you built up the ability to cycle for one hour continuously at an easy pace. In Phase 2 you will start to include high intensity interval training (HIIT) in your workouts. This will cause increased calorie burn, fight stress, and help you to get fit faster. Recent research also shows that high intensity interval training is the most effective exercise to fight aging.
Yet another study has shown the extraordinary benefits of interval training (also known as HIIT) to fight aging. Specifically, it showed the most impressive anti-aging results in older people who did high intensity interval training on stationary bikes. Aging is inevitable, but you can start using interval training on a stationary bike today to fight aging!
If you’re planning to get fit, or want to train to do a charity ride, you should use a decent heart rate monitor, and use it correctly. If you are pursuing peak fitness goals, this post is for you. It will show you how to fine tune your heart rate monitor for optimal fitness gains.
If you’re planning to get fit, or maybe even want to train to do a charity bike ride, consider how you are going to monitor the intensity of your workouts. The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is the easiest way to measure exercise intensity – and it’s free! This post shows you how to use perceived rate of exertion to get fit.
Researchers have proven that very short sprint intervals of intense cycling can yield impressive health and fitness benefits. This means it is possible to get fit in much less time than was previously thought. It is possible to get just as fit in 30 minutes a week as in two and a half hours per week. This breaks down to three 10-minute workouts, as compared to three 50-minute workouts. No, it’s not another crazy get fit fad, and you don’t have to buy anything – it’s simply more proof of the enormous benefits of sprint interval training (i.e. exercise sessions that include very short bursts of very intense effort).