Many of us struggle to break away from the chronic long, steady rides when training on the bike.
In this article Gale Bernhardt outlines a time-efficient HIIT workout that will liven up your training, and improve your cycling speed and power.
Gale was Team USA’s triathlon coach at the Athens Olympics and is a leading multisport coach on Trainingpeaks.com. She knows how to convert “potential” into “performance”, even for triathletes who are pressed for time.
You’ll notice that these intervals are very short and are followed by a full recovery. Why? We’re focusing on a different energy system here. The key is quality over quantity… you’ll want to perform each interval at 100% effort.
Schedule this HIIT cycling session (indoors or outside) twice weekly. When combined with additional endurance workouts, you’ll soon see improved power production on the bike.