Relieving turbo boredom

by lard   November 24, 2013  

Though I'd start to share videos that I've started to use from YouTube to make time on the rollers a bit more interesting.

Only used one so farm but found I worked far harder during this session than watching iPlayer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSFYRiqodvU

As I find more (got one lined up for this evening but would like to use it before recommending it...) I'll add them to the list

Does anyone else have any favourites that you can recommend?

Andrew

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I use this place http://www.turbotraining.co.uk/ quite a lot and have created some pretty brutal routines.

If you are wifi'd up and using a laptop to keep you moving then this is a great site.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1206 posts]
25th November 2013 - 16:27

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train harder, I honestly find if I train 'properly' on mine I don't get the boredom.

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posted by glynr36 [230 posts]
27th November 2013 - 12:47

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Sufferfest, no question. Once you start on those videos you'll never go back to anything else.

posted by ajmarshal1 [217 posts]
28th November 2013 - 15:08

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Might try this one - need to substitute that music for something of my own though...

posted by Matt eaton [260 posts]
28th November 2013 - 17:01

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You should always be going so hard that you physically cannot address your boredom.

Otherwise R4 podcasts. Better than trance music any day.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1727 posts]
28th November 2013 - 22:40

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By a set of rollers instead - losing focus not an option!

posted by sorebones [103 posts]
28th November 2013 - 22:47

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ajmarshal1 wrote:
Sufferfest, no question. Once you start on those videos you'll never go back to anything else.

Second this - especially coupled with TrainerRoad (or something similar with either power metering or some sort of power estimate) so you can't kid yourself about the effort.

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posted by fukawitribe [294 posts]
28th November 2013 - 23:13

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Sufferfest for me too. I can occasionally ride the rollers with just music in my ears, but the Sufferfest gives you a much more satisfying ride Smile

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posted by JediNeo [32 posts]
29th November 2013 - 3:17

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JediNeo wrote:
Sufferfest for me too. I can occasionally ride the rollers with just music in my ears, but the Sufferfest gives you a much more satisfying ride Smile

10% off videos,gift certificates and training plans at the moment (Black Friday sale) - use code SUFGIVING in the coupon box.

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posted by fukawitribe [294 posts]
29th November 2013 - 14:56

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I've got enough on my mind concentrating on my cadence, pedalling technique, breathing and general effort to keep me occupied.

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posted by cavasta [193 posts]
29th November 2013 - 20:07

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Since i've not been able to find the sufferfest videos for free on the internet yet, I stick to 'drinking game' favourites eg Star Wars instead of downing a shot you simply 'interval' when you see a Tie Fighter/Light Saber etc.

It's not scientific but at least you get to watch a half decent movie of your choice.

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posted by William Black [196 posts]
29th November 2013 - 20:58

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Here's another one - no on-screen timer or advanced warning of the next effort.

If you can stick with the one legged sessions then you're more of a man than me! One legged on rollers certainly keeps you concentrating.

Not the most inspiring commentary but being focused and disciplined soon makes the hour fly by

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v80XwjsL-OY

There are at least two more videos on this guy's feed, the following has no sound but makes you work for 100 mins: (ignore the dodgy edit from crit riding to regular training at 85 mins!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a26By075MnQ

posted by lard [14 posts]
1st December 2013 - 10:16

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*You should always be going so hard that you physically cannot address your boredom.*

Entirely false, but hey...

Good music (for an hour or less), or a film (or two) should be all you need, but TrainerRoad is good too.

posted by andyp [776 posts]
1st December 2013 - 13:01

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+1 for Trainer Road

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posted by cavasta [193 posts]
2nd December 2013 - 16:29

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another vote for the TrainerRoad or the Trainer Road + Sufferfest combo.

posted by louear [7 posts]
2nd December 2013 - 18:59

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The tri club I belong to has a structured turbo session every week,twice a week if you want it...never boring with other people around and the coaches keep you on your toes...as well as watching your own heartrate,cadence,smooth pedalling and good technique..so a club set is a really good way of training,plus you cant hide! bet there are cycling clubs that do the same sort of sets....
training on my own, I tend to just get the pumping tunes on and get on with it...you'll never get better if you don't work hard..

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posted by keith roberts [178 posts]
3rd December 2013 - 19:50

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ajmarshal1 wrote:
Sufferfest, no question. Once you start on those videos you'll never go back to anything else.

absolutely. they are fantastic.

posted by edster99 [145 posts]
3rd December 2013 - 23:14

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