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Offline CarbonCavy

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Training Video Recommendations
« on: July 04, 2010, 04:30:37 PM »
Any recommendations out there for training videos I can use with my trainer. It seems the Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) and Spinervals are among the more popular, but I have never tried them.

I would much rather hit the trails, but very heavy business travel and/or time have not been my friend lately.   >:(
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Re: Training Video Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 04:53:14 PM »
I tried using videos, but it really did'nt do it for me. Instead I studied both the Friel and Carmichael books and devised a personalized program for myself that fits me. I still set the trainer up in front of the T.V. as a distraction during warm up and cool downs, but in the middle of a set I am focused on variables like HR, cadence, power and pace. Some consider this boring, but watching those variables improve work out to work out keeps my attention ;)

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Re: Training Video Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 06:38:51 AM »
Thanks Scott! Perhaps I'll look into doing that myself.
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Re: Training Video Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2010, 08:29:45 AM »
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When I was tie down to a trainer, I bought myself one of the Carmichael's videos.  Is call the Training Right Mountain Biking.  Best $15 I ever spent.  I bought it used but here is one for sale on Amazon:
 
http://www.amazon.com/Carmichael-Training-Systems-Mountain-Biking/dp/B0027UALU0
 
I think I did it about 3 times before I got bore and the itch to get out to real trail was too much.

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Re: Training Video Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 03:40:29 PM »
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When I was tie down to a trainer, I bought myself one of the Carmichael's videos.  Is call the Training Right Mountain Biking.  Best $15 I ever spent.  I bought it used but here is one for sale on Amazon:
 
I think I did it about 3 times before I got bore and the itch to get out to real trail was too much.

Thanks SP...I don't like the idea of having to use a trainer, but it will be better than nothing at this point. My goal is to be able to keep up with some of the "A" group riders once I do return to the trails. I've heard a lot of good things about the various Carmichael training videos, so may try one or more of them. That is, of course, until I can hit the trails again. Cheers!
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Re: Training Video Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2010, 11:22:35 AM »
I have 12 of the spinnervals DVDs if that tells you what I like

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Re: Training Video Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 08:15:22 PM »
I have 12 of the spinnervals DVDs if that tells you what I like

Seems pretty clear to me Factore!  ;D I purchased some of the Carmichael Training System DVD's, but will likely look at some of hte Spinnervals as well....I hear good things about them as well. Thanks for the feedback.
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