Choosing an indoor trainer
Indoor training is a very effective way of training. Its popularity is growing not just among professional athletes but also among amateur athletes of all levels. Indoor training has many benefits that go beyond the possibility of being able to train even when the weather is bad. Indoor training, if correctly carried out and managed, has been demonstrated to be an extremely effective instrument to build real performance.
Have you ever asked yourself how you can correctly set up your indoor training sessions? If you wish to maximize the positive effects of your training you should consider investing in one of the newest smart trainers. With these you can also enjoy all the advantages of our app and Bike Personal Coach ( https://www.bikevo.com/en/bike-personal-coach/ )
Are you still not sure what a smart trainer is? In this case “smart” means bidirectional communication regarding speed, power and cadence, with the help of an app that can be used on the phone, tablet or computer.
Essentially, this means that the app can control the resistance of your trainer. So, when you arrive at a virtual hill or the start of intervals, the trainer automatically makes it harder to cycle. The new generation of smart trainers works with the ANT+ of Bluetooth or just Bluetooth to connect with a smartphone or laptop. To give you an idea of the categories, there are basically two types of smart trainers.
The first category includes the so-called Wheel-on smart trainers that are less expensive and are like classic indoor trainers where the complete bike is mounted on the trainer.
Then, there are the Direct-drive trainers which require the rear wheel to be taken off, a skewer to be fitted on the trainer and the bike to be set-up. This last category is certainly the quietest and allows for a more accurate measurement of power.
To get a better idea, we suggest an interesting article written by the editorial board of bikeradar.com which can be found here: https://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/rollers-or-turbo-trainer-51093