Would you recommend this unit for interval training?
Hi - I was looking for an indoor trainer that I could use during the winter months to keep up my fitness. Not looking to increase power at all just to keep fit during the winter months. Ideally I would like a unit that I could use to do some interval training on to get a good sweat going and get the heart pumping over 30 minutes. Would you recommend this trainer as appropriate / any good for interval training?
If it helps, my idea of interval training is a 5 minute warm up followed by 10 x 30 second sprints each separated by 1 minute medium pace active recovery, finishing off with a 10 minute medium pace warm down.
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Assuming your power output doesn't exceed the units limitations, it's perfectly fine for intervals. I use mine multiple times per week doing Sufferfest sessions. I actually think this is better than a fluid trainer where the resistance would increase as your speed increases, but makes matching cadence to resistance difficult.
There is a big swing from level 1 to 5 (in my opinion) so in my experience you get a cleaner jump by flicking from, say, level 2 to level 4, as the resistance change is immediate. Likewise, you get the immediate drop off at the end of your interval and can still adjust your gears too.
Mine is going strong after 4 years and, whilst I'm always tempted by new, fancy tech (e.g Elite Quobo with power and programmes), there's not really anything I can't do with this.