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  1. #1
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    Spinerval noob question

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    Hey all.
    I just got an email from Performance listing a bunch of Spinerval DVD's on sale.
    Got me thinking, as I know a bunch of folks here use them for training.
    Dumb question:
    Do you HAVE to use them on a trainer or can you use them on rollers? I don't have a trainer, only rollers, and I'm a beginner on rollers (can't yet drink without stopping and can't yet go 1-handed without freaking out). I certainly can't stand up in the saddle yet on them.
    So....is there any bene to using them with rollers or would I be missing something crucial here?
    Are there any roller-specific workout vids out there?
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    I can't imagine doing them on rollers. Although, somebody somewhere probably does.

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    This guy has no problems on rollers:


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    can you get the front fork attachment to hold your bike in place? that would help, but even so, the resistance with rollers doesn't seem high enough to get a good workout. I tried (with the fork attachment), but it wasn't "hard" enough. good for pedal stroke, though.
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    I have rollers and they are very tricky. I can't even chew gum while peddling...

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    I have rollers. That's why I sold my Spinervals on TE. My goal is to be able to drink water while I ride. This year I can change the channels with the remote! Big accomplishment indeed.

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    That is an accomplishment!
    My big accomplishment was clipping into the Speedplays and riding with 2 hands on the bars, and not keeping one hand with a deathgrip on the stair railing beside me.
    I'm thinking of riding my rollers while wearing my camelbak -- might make drinking water easier.
    Since it's much easier to ride rollers while going fast (DH just gave me a big dissertation on gyroscopic effect, which I'll spare you), judging from my heartrate over the course of the ride, I think I'm getting a pretty good workout. It's just dang boring.
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    I think it's an amazing workout. And as for boring--learn to operate that remote! I like to watch AMC movies or the History Channels. I've had my rollers for a year and I know what you mean about that death grip! I have my rollers right next to a sideboard that's the perfect height. I keep my water, the remote and a Kleenex there. I usually have to stop about every 3 or 4 miles for a drink and a quick break. I also have a fan behind me, and I sweat buckets!

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    I've done the Spinervals on rollers. Some are definitely easier than others. I'm not able to do the one legged spin; but I totally love going up to the higher cadence on rollers. I've gotten up to about 145 rpms on my rollers. I just pray I don't shift my weight wrong and roll off of them!! I've also improved on the standing while riding rollers.

    One of the ones that I have used for an amazing workout is 3.0 Full body. You ride then do ab exercises - ride then arm exercises - ride than leg lunges. The total workout is over 1 hour with massive amounts of sweating.

 

 

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