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Spinerval or similar training videos...(10 posts)

Spinerval or similar training videos...rwebb
Apr 10, 2003 9:07 AM
Who has the best price on the web? Any recomendations on which video is the best workout?
Apr 10, 2003 12:57 PM
I find more value and excitement when training watching old race coverage. Or, I just watched the Fast and the Furious while on my tempo ride on the trainer the other night and it worked out fantastic! It is getting to be nice weather, so go outside!

re: Spinerval or similar training videos...Sharkman
Apr 10, 2003 1:40 PM
I have not found any better pricing than 29.99, but have not looked terribly hard either. I have 4.0, muscle breakdown, 3.0 sufferorama and I think 1.0 (can't remember the title). While either being outside or watching race DVDs may certainly pass the time easier, I will say that the spinervals workouts do provide a high intensity workout.

I've been doing at least one, sometimes two a week since October. In that time, I have lost 25 pounds, and have gotten much faster. A solo training ride at 17 mph used to be fast for me, now it takes 19-20 mph for the effort to feel hard. My TT times are improving, and while I have done some hard weekend rides outdoors when weather permits, the Spinervals workouts have contributed to the speed increase a lot.

As to which one is best, of the three I own I prefer 4.0, muscle breakdown the best.

Good luck

Spinerval for rollers?techie470
Apr 10, 2003 2:40 PM
Which one would be best for use on rollers. I'm not good enough to get up out of the saddle or pedel one legged.

Anyway its the time of year to ride outside.

Spinerval for rollers?Sharkman
Apr 10, 2003 2:46 PM
I cant imagine doing one on rollers. The intensity is so high that I would fall for sure.

When I do the spinervals, my heart rate hits 175+ frequently, and I am 50 years old. I am sure there are some who could do rollers and spinervals, but I am not one of them

re: Spinerval or similar training videos...d-boy
Apr 10, 2003 4:41 PM
The CTS Hill Climbing video is very good. I've seen it on sale in mail order for as low as $21. Though it focuses mainly on strength for hill climbing, it has really helped me overall. The CTS video takes into account cadence and heart rate to get a more accurate measure of effort. You choose the gearing to control your heart rate. Controlling your heart rate and doing intervals is key to improving.

I have tried one Spinerval (the 90min workout one ) and it was just a lot of gear changing. I assume to keep you occupied so you don't get bored. I see no logic in it except to make you think you are getting a value added workout. Some may prefer its style. Maybe the other Spinervals are better.

I also like the CTS Mountain Biking. Similar to the hill climbing but with shorter invtervals. Now that I can ride outside more regularly here in Michigan (the temps are finally above the 40's...only in the afternoons) I'll keep using the climbing video once or twice a week for strength training.
spinerval tapes on saleweekendrider
Apr 10, 2003 5:08 PM
Nashbar has spinerval tapes for 19.99, if you use the 20% off code your down to $16/tape.
What is the latest Nashbar code?WhoisJohnGalt
Apr 10, 2003 6:54 PM
nashbar codeweekendrider
Apr 10, 2003 8:05 PM
The code is CEM4, valid till 4/14, $75min purchase.
9.0 -- best valuems
Apr 11, 2003 6:25 AM
Spinervals 9.0 is a two-hour compilation of "highlights" from other Spinervals tapes. If you only want to buy one tape, I would recommend it -- you can do parts of it and get several workouts (I usually do the first hour -- up to the isometric squats -- on one day and the second hour the next time). I have done most of the Spinervals tapes and all of them are good.