An Indoor Bike Training Approach From Matt Dixon

  • By Matt Dixon
  • Published Apr 10, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Mistakes To Avoid

Chasing hours, not specific endurance. The number of accumulated hours should not be your barometer of training success. Instead, focus on meeting target fitness goals.

Riding without a purpose. Don’t get on the trainer without a workout game plan, which is like riding aimlessly on the road. Neither is a good use of your time.

Following a programmed course or software of a planned race. This just ends up being a poor substitute for riding outdoors. While I can imagine using race courses in specific preparation phases, they don’t have any place in your general training.

Spending a massive amount of time on riding drills. You should always focus on proper form and efficiency, but spending 20 minutes on single-leg pedaling will be very good for one thing: making you very good at single-leg pedaling.

Attacking every session with short duration and high intensity.

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