Jan 7, 2004 2:10 PM
for a number of reasons i dont have access to a road bike right now, so ive been forced to adapt my workout to a stationary bike (the upright ones that can be found in a gym). i basically position the seat and the shoestraps in a way that i feel best matches my position on my road bike and i carry out the workout that i normally would have done outdoors. i make sure to focus on an even stroke and luckily am able to get into a semi-tuck position with the handlebars.
granted this is incredibly monotonous, is it a waste of time or am i going to be able to maintain my current level of fitness?
|better than nothing||ColnagoFE|
Jan 7, 2004 3:13 PM
|You could also do some jogging or use the elliptical cross-trainers if they have those. Better yet...find a Spininng class and use a Spin bike. Much better road feel than those crappy Lifecycles. DOn't count on any to improve your technique but you should be able to maintain aerobic fitness.|
|It Can Actually Help||astrobiker|
Jan 7, 2004 6:36 PM
|I was stuck out of town for about 4 months - had to do the gym Lifecycle thing too. I cranked up the headphones, did heart rate intervals twice a week, recovery/endurance once or twice, and actually considerably improved my riding endurance/hill climbing strength.
I agree also - if they have a spin class - take that instead. I did that a while too, but my schedule and the hotel/gym agreement changed, so I had to just do the Lifecycle. Get some good tunes for the headphones and just get into it.