makes you scream longer and harder than any other training DVD
- Simon Deeley, Directeur Sportif
The Biketreks Academy riders have been digging deep into their pain caves over the winter to get ready for the new season. To help them, team sponsor Sufferfest, self styled “healers of Turbo Trainer Boredom Syndrome (TTBS)” have a new video; ‘Blender’.
The guys at Sufferfest have this to say about their new video:
We got in touch with a friend of ours who knows something about spending a lot of time on the bike: Connie Carpenter. Yeah, the one who won a Gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, former World Champion, etc. She put us in touch with Neal Henderson, who coaches her son, Taylor Phinney (Yeah, the World Champion, US National Champion and Giro d’Italia Pink Jersey wearer) and superstars like Evelyn Stevens. Neal happens to be the Elite Cycling and Triathlon Coach at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, a mecca for professional endurance athletes. Well, one thing led to another and Neal sent us a workout that he gives to his professional athlete’s and his national-class Masters riders to prepare for competition. It’s got a bit of everything – from longer threshold efforts to leg-searing sprints for the line.
To go with such a varied workout, we dove into a treasure trove of new footage we received from our partners at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). We put in:
- the 2012 Road World Championships (Limburg, Netherlands) for both Men and Women
- a bunch of the 2012/2013 Cyclocross World Cup
- the 2012 Cyclocross World Championships for Women
- the 2012 Mountain Biking World Championships (both Cross Country and Downhill).
- For the recovery sections, we’ve got some great track cycling and fat tire snow biking from Sufferlandrians Dane Walker (UK) and Eric Brandt (USA).
- It all winds down with some cycling safety tips from a top British professional cyclist (back in 1939!) and some words from Davis Phinney of the Davis Phinney Foundation.
So if you’re looking to take the boredom out of your turbo training and take your fitness to the next level look no further than a trip through the Blender into Sufferlandria!