Equipment you will need to get started
Before starting, lets check out the equipment and accessories we will need to perform these workouts:
Obviously, you will need your bike! Smooth tires are preferred to interface better with the home trainer.
2. Home Trainer~
In this article, we will be using the B'twin In'Ride 100 home trainer.
3. Front Wheel Riser~
A purpose-made riser is more stable and prevents your front wheel from twisting. Alternatively? Use an old phone book!~
4. Trainer Mat~
A foam mat to protect your floor so as to reduce vibration and noise (keeping your family members sane!). Pro-tip: B'twin sells trainer mats – though an old yoga mat will do.~
5. Sweat Catcher~
Protect your bike's paint! Sweat is actually highly corrosive on metal. Pro-tip: The B'twin sweat catcher's storage pouch doubles up as a handlebar bottle holder too!
6. Heart Rate Monitor~
Some of the workouts listed below will require you to exercise at a certain percentage of your Maximum Heart Rate. You will need a heart rate monitor to measure your heart rate, both before and during the workout.