Mastering Indoor Training: A Cyclist's Guide to Fueling and Setup

Mastering Indoor Training: A Cyclist's Guide to Fueling and Setup

Indoor training can be a lifesaver for cyclists during those cold, dark winter months. Here's a step-by-step guide to fueling and setting up for an effective and enjoyable indoor cycling session, inspired by a dedicated cyclist's routine.

Step 1: Power Breakfast

  • Start with a high-carb breakfast like granola to fuel up for the long ride ahead. A substantial breakfast is key to avoid underfueling, especially for extended sessions.

    Step 2: Bike Setup

  • Reorganise your space to accommodate your bike and trainer. Clear out unnecessary furniture and roll out your turbo mat. Setting up in front of a computer screen can make the ride more engaging.

    Step 3: Moving the Turbo Trainer

  • The real workout begins with moving your turbo trainer into position. It's heavy, but with the right mindset and a bit of muscle, you can get it set up perfectly for your ride.

    Step 4: Bike Preparation

  • Mount your bike onto the trainer. Be careful with the chain – it's easy to get your hands greasy during this step.

    Step 5: Nutrition Setup

  • Hydration is crucial. Fill a couple of bottles with water and add SiS GO Electrolyte powder for flavour and essential electrolytes. This helps prevent dehydration and keeps your energy levels up.
  • Keep some SiS GO Energy Bakes or bars within reach. These are great for maintaining energy levels throughout your session.

    Step 6: Virtual Riding Environment

  • Start up Zwift or your preferred virtual riding platform early to avoid procrastination. Choose your route and connect your heart rate and power meter. Be prepared for the repetitive music – it might become a bit too familiar!

    Step 7: The Forgotten Sweat Towel

  • Don't forget your sweat towel! It's a small but critical component. Once you've located it, you're finally ready to start your ride.

    Indoor Training: A Blend of Preparation and Enjoyment

    Indoor cycling doesn't have to be a chore. With the right preparation, nutrition, and mindset, it can be an enjoyable and productive part of your training routine. Remember to fuel properly, stay hydrated, and create an environment that keeps you motivated and comfortable.

    Fuel Your Indoor Training with Science in Sport

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    Explore our range today and enhance your indoor cycling experience with Science in Sport. Whether it's a grueling session or a leisurely ride, we've got you covered.