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Indoor Trainer

Postby Mustang » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:25 am

With all this rain (Sunshine Coast Qld) I splashed out for a magnetic indoor trainer, what a workout, new to the scene so I only spent an hour, did,nt think I could sweat that much :D
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:09 pm

Mustang wrote:did,nt think I could sweat that much :D


You shouldn't sweat too much,you are over heating...go and buy some f'ing big fans from bunnings...these days I am cold on the trainer when I get on and have to strip down once I warm up!.You will get a better work out when you don't over heat and will be able go longer.
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby Mustang » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:46 pm

Interesting, I did think about a fan but thought it might introduce a chill factor (damp & humid), how long do you spend on a trainer :?:
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:48 pm

45 minute to 75 minutes is my normal.Up to 2.5 hours if I am feeling insane!...and the movie is good :D .
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:43 pm

Mustang wrote:With all this rain (Sunshine Coast Qld) I splashed out for a magnetic indoor trainer, what a workout, new to the scene so I only spent an hour, did,nt think I could sweat that much :D

For every watt of power generated at the cranks, your body is generating another 4 watts of waste heat, which it needs to dissipate. If you are doing, for instance, interval efforts at 300W, then your body is effectively a 1200W heater. Without a substantial cooling aid when training on a stationary unit, you will overheat, and with that comes a sizeable loss of performance, reduced gross metabolic efficiency and a significantly sub-optimal training session.
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby JV911 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:58 am

toolonglegs wrote:go and buy some f'ing big fans from bunnings...


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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby SmellyTofu » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:13 pm

On the topic of indoor trainer, what's the tyre pressure to put them on (MTB with slicks)? I've tried running them at full road pressure and it seems to be lose traction no matter how tight I put them but when I put no tyre pressure on them, they seem to run fine with no slippage. Do I continue to run them on no air pressure?
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby JV911 » Mon May 03, 2010 9:11 am

SmellyTofu wrote:On the topic of indoor trainer, what's the tyre pressure to put them on (MTB with slicks)? I've tried running them at full road pressure and it seems to be lose traction no matter how tight I put them but when I put no tyre pressure on them, they seem to run fine with no slippage. Do I continue to run them on no air pressure?


really? my experience is exactly the opposite i.e. keep the pressure up and the roller hard against the tyre otherwise i'll break traction and there will be bits of rubber everwhere...just like doing a burnout!
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Re: Indoor Trainer

Postby nickobec » Fri May 21, 2010 6:23 pm

I am with JV911, I run my trainer tyre ( Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Home Trainer Tire 700x23) at 145psi the pressure recommended by Vittoria and Tacx (my trainer manufacturer ).

Running too low around 100psi, causes problems of slippage.
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