Stationary Trainering

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Stationary Trainering

This group is not to tell you how or what to do on your stationary trainer, but more of a place to discuss and share what other people do or use.

Members: 33
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Introductory Spiel!

I always say I am going to be as fit or fitter coming out of winter as I was going in, but it never happens! So by setting this group up hopefully it motivates myself (and anybody else) to achieve that goal.

I hope to grow the content on this groupsite to include training programs, videos, events, and obviously discussions about trainers and training.

Riding on stationary trainers is painful, but with a bit of variety, and being able to target specific areas like time-trialling, hill-climbing, sprinting, etc it might not reach the dizzy heights of fun, but it might border on enjoyable when you start seeing the benefits out on the road!

Latest Activity: Same old, same old links to previous discussions and the trainer programs (see Pages at right). 

VIDEO OF THE MONTH

I just bought some rollers, so this will be me after 20mins LOL NOT!!

I won't post a video of me trying to start, but will consider doing one, once I "master" them!

Discussion Forum

Direct drive trainers

Started by Troy Collett. Last reply by Troy Collett Mar 26. 6 Replies

Anyone use one of the direct drive trainers? I tried the Wahoo trainer at the TDU & was quite impressedContinue

What is your favourite training workout?

Started by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts. Last reply by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts Jan 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi Fellow Stationary Training members.I was looking for some good training workouts, & thought I would ask you Guys n Gals what your favourite work out is. Here is my favourite .It is the CTS  Train right Criterium workout :Warm up: 10 min @ 90…Continue

Tags: Workout, Trainer, Stationary

Tacx Galaxia Trainer quick review

Started by Brett G-R. Last reply by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts Jan 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Received my Tacx Galaxia last week, just set it up which is a relatively short.  It has for those that don't know a series of holes on the underside of the trainer which sets the wheel base of your bike, select your wheel base dimension with a…Continue

Tags: trainers

Garmin workout programs

Started by Gus K. Last reply by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts Dec 23, 2012. 1 Reply

Does anyone know if you can download workouts to load onto the Garmin Edge 500? I used mine for the first time last week with one of the pre-loaded ones, of which there are a few, but I wondered if there are more?

Tags: Garmin, trainers, training

Jet Black Fluid Trainer

Started by Troy Collett. Last reply by Darren Aug 15, 2012. 4 Replies

anyone use a fluid trainer?Continue

Tyres for stationary trainers

Started by easytiger. Last reply by easytiger Mar 9, 2012. 7 Replies

My trainer is currently eating my Conti GP 4-Seasons rear tyre on my spare bike, and I am just about to buy a Continental Home Trainer tyre. What does everybody else use?A subset of this question is do people have a spare wheel with the trainer tyre…Continue

Trainer set up

Started by Troy Collett. Last reply by Troy Collett Sep 10, 2011. 2 Replies

I sometimes find it hard to get the roller pressure just right when setting up, its either too hard or 2 easy to pedal.IContinue

What music do you listen to?

Started by easytiger. Last reply by Muddies Jun 16, 2011. 5 Replies

My wind trainer sounds like a jumbo taking off when mashing in the big dog. To amplify my noise-induced hearing loss I plug myself into my MP3 player. That and the pounding in my head from my anerobic-threshold heartbeat normally drowns out the…Continue

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Comment by Troy Collett on January 26, 2014 at 22:16

does anyone use a direct drive trainer? the Lemond & the wahoo look pretty good

Comment by Michelle on July 13, 2013 at 8:10
Definitely a trainer day today!
Comment by Gus K on June 1, 2013 at 19:19
Thanks Darren, that's interesting. I did if I pay for something like this service tend to get more serious about it and actually make the most of it. I'll check it out.
Comment by Darren B on June 1, 2013 at 18:10
Not sure if this site has been mentioned, but I've been using www.trainerroad.com to structure my indoor sessions.
It's only $10 a month but has a huge amount of workouts that cable synchronised with videos such as spinnervals, etc.. The latest version also allows for custom workouts.
If you don't have a power meter but do have a power mapped trainer (there's a large list to choose from) you can still do power based workouts.
Great tool to not only train on rainy days but add structured workouts to your weekly plan for improvement in FTP, VO2 max, muscular endurance, etc, etc.
Comment by Murray Healey on August 15, 2012 at 14:21

Check out the Jetblack website. On the coaching page they have plenty of downloadable mp3 training sessions. Definintly will help with the motivation

Comment by Trent on August 15, 2012 at 13:45

i would be really interested if there are some good iphone apps out there or how to use my garmin more effectively on the trainer! i am really bored with it at the moment!

Comment by Gus K on August 15, 2012 at 13:34

I found a couple of iPhone options. I am about to try out one but here is another (but needs and ANT+ dongle.

Comment by Gus K on August 14, 2012 at 23:17

So I did buy the CycleOps Mag trainer and I like it. Really solid, easy to get the bike in and out and despite it having no external resistance adjuster it offers good resistance. The product spiel says it is meant to increase as you put more into it. I also got one of those front wheel blocks which despite it's simplicity does really make a difference - it keeps you level and stops excessive wobbling.

I've been enjoying my time on the trainer and getting some results which is always incentive to keep going. I've been using a smartphone app called GymBoss to chime intervals which is pretty simple but I want something more  and I can't believe there is not an app that focuses on stationary bike training. There are heaps on training apps for when you're on the road and tracking, like Strava. There is even one by CycleOps but doesn't do on the trainer which is really crazy!

The other option is the Garmin (but I don't always have it with me or I don't have the Ant add ons for cadence and speed). You can program it off line on your computer and upload the workouts to it.

So any ideas on where to find Garmin compatible workouts and is there an iPhone app for that? I will get to work converting Adam's supplied ones on this group to Garmin sometime.

Comment by Gus K on June 6, 2012 at 10:17

There are a few specials on at the moment on stationary trainers and looking at this I am thinking about the CycleOps Mag Turbo but the Jet Black (Pro)is similar to the one I used to borrow - Allah knows I need it. Any recommendations?

I used to have one with a remote resistance adjuster but to be honest I never used it. I do see the CycleOps one has it available as an add on.

http://newsletter.cellbikes.com.au/archive/6-6-2012.htm

Comment by Pete (repeats ?) Roberts on May 10, 2012 at 23:28

I dusted off the cob webs from my rollers last week, and had my first half hour spin on them for the coming winter. 

Forgot just how good a work out you get on rollers....

 
 
 

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