I’ve been following a few different indoor cycling routines that I’ve found online for a little while now and frankly I’m bored. Not because the routines are bad. Far from it: they’re quite varied. I’ve just been doing the same ones over and over; and some of them are 90 minutes long. I don’t want to be on a bike for 90 minutes!
While trying to decide which one do this week (i.e. the one I was bored with the least), I thought: Bugger it. I’ll write my own! I used to do spin classes at my old gym too so I’ve got a reasonable amount of experience of this kind of thing, so why not?!
I did my routine for the first time this evening. Fuck me! It hurt!! But it’s what I needed. There were lots of changes of pace and resistance that meant 45 minutes didn’t feel that long. Woohoo!!!!
I liked it so much that I thought I’d share. It needs a bit of tweaking, but I don’t think it’s that bad for a first try…
Save me from the monotony indoor cycling “routine”
|5mins||easy spin (low resistance)|
|5mins||sprint for 30 seconds; recover for 30 seconds. 5 times|
|3mins||very high resistance standing hill climb|
|30secs||intervals: out of seat for count of 4; seated for count of 4; high speed; medium resistance|
|30secs||intervals: out of seat for count of 2; seated for count of 2; high speed; medium resistance|
|2mins||very high resistance seated hill climb|
|30secs||medium resistance standing hill climb|
|2mins||very high resistance standing hill climb|
|2mins||medium resistance seated hill climb|
|6mins||hill simulation: increase resistance every minute|
I was well and truly fucked by the time I climbed off the bike.
If you give this a try, let me know what you think. Once I get round to tweaking it, I’ll post the updates…