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).
Phase 2 of the Average Joe Cyclist Beginner Cyclist Training Plan builds on the level of fitness you have built in Phase 1. In Phase 2 you will begin to incorporate interval training into your workouts. This will cause increased calorie burn, fight stress, and help you to get fit faster.
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 – and consider getting a decent heart rate monitor. This post shows how you can use perceived rate of exertion to start getting fit, and recommends that you use the precision of a heart rate monitor to take it to the next level.