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Trainer Question(3 posts)

Trainer Questionpearlbeer
Nov 3, 2003 7:51 AM
Ok, so I am thinking of getting a trainer. I am really suspect that I will use it, as I have the attention span of a goldfish, but I do want to stay in shape in the off-season. Should I go with a Fluid or a Mag Trainer? Any differece in quality/noise/etc.?
Tips for defeating boredomSteve_0
Nov 3, 2003 9:08 AM
dont buy one. Get some studded tires, or warm clothes, or take up beer drinking, anything.
re: Trainer QuestionMShaw
Nov 3, 2003 10:03 AM
Fluid is like a fan: it gets harder as you go faster. The benefit of the fluid is that they're much quieter than a fan.

To combat boredom you can either watch TV/race videos/movies or get a group together so it doesn't feel like you're the only one bored to tears. I used to get together with a group of about 6 guys every Tue and Thurs. We used to spend 2-3 hours on the trainers with no problem. There seems to be something about doing the workout in a group that helps immensely.

Somewhere I heard a saying "champions go beyond boredom." Which certainly holds true for riding trainers alone...

Mike