- 20 mins easy cycle
- Hard Sprint at the end
- Standing up with hands off the handle to train balance
Was just ripping my shirt off to take a swim when the dreaded lightning alert siren rang… 🚨
So instead of lying around waiting for the clouds to pass, I decided to make the most of my time by hooking up a podcast to listen to and cycling instead! Good thing we have these stationary bikes at our local pools in Singapore! 🚲
Next time you hop on a stationary bike, try cycling standing up and with your hands off! I could barely balance for a couple of minutes straight without having to grab the handles. 🚴
Doing this will challenge your balancing and leg coordination – it’s no longer just about pumping the paddle down. With just enough resistance, you’ll also need to engage your hamstrings to lift it up. Hence, you can tax your neurological system tremendously – another aspect of training we don’t normally consider.
Did you know that the first 8-10 weeks of improvement is usually attributed to neuromuscular improvements? 🤓📚
After this easy 20mins “balancing bike” cycle, cycling home never felt so easy! 🚴
Keep mixing things up.