Happy Tuesday! Can you believe this is the last week of June and that we’re officially in summer? Well I don’t think that Mother Nature got the memo but that’s a topic for another post, lol.
Today I’m going to discuss my experience with the Peloton Ride Tabata with Robin Training Program.
What exactly is tabata? It’s an interval training method that focuses on a 2:1 work to rest ratio. It combines bursts of all-out effort with shorter periods of recovery. Basically, it’s a great way to get your heart pumping!
I wanted to take this program to not only help with my overall endurance, but also to help me obtain higher outputs for my spinning classes. I was able to achieve both through the 4 week program with Robin. Each week of training consisted of 4 classes ranging from 20-45 minutes. Because the classes weren’t super long, it was easy to incorporate them into my weekly workouts.
What were my results?
In terms of output, I was able to almost double my personal record, which was amazing! Because I was able to increase both the gear and speed on my bike, that resulted in a way higher output. I hit my output PR in week 2 of the program.
My legs also felt less sore but the end of the 4 weeks of training. When I first starting pushing harder in the classes, my legs were super sore. As time went on, my legs adapted to the higher gears. For example, before a gear of 35 would have felt like a climb, it started to feel like a flat road.
Even weeks after completing the training, I can tell that I’m a much stronger rider. Not only did I enjoy the classes, but Robin was a great instructor to make me push past what I thought were my limits. I’m a huge fan of these type of training programs and I hope that Peloton releases more in the future.
Tell me: Do you enjoy spinning or biking? Have you ever taken a training program to get stronger/increase your endurance?
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