You can’t beat riding on the open road, but when the weather is poor and the roads are wet, the next best thing to do is some indoor training. There are many forms of indoor training from low to high intensity.
Spinning is a class that takes place on a specially designed stationary bicycle. You can change between sprints, jogs and hills by changing the resistance dial on the bike. It is great for cardio and maintaining cycling fitness.
Here your back wheel of your own bike is attached to a turbo trainer. During your training session you can adjust the resistances and this gives a good interval workout.
Doing another type of fitness work out such as running, swimming or yoga can help build strength and flexibility into muscles that cyclist don’t use. By introducing an hour or two of these activities into your training plan you will work all your body muscles.
Often overlooked by many cyclists, core training can be done from the comfort of your own home. Having strong core muscles helps support your spine, improve balance and posture on your bike. Exercises such as the plank, superman, and squats are great for strengthening the core muscles.
Weight training can also be used to build strength. When performing a weight-lifting routine focus on aerobic strength rather than building muscle. If you are using weights for the first time, it is a good idea to seek advice from a personal trainer.