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Wattbike is the Single Thing that has Helped Turn My Fitness Around

Posted Jun 26, 2015 at 01:16 AM

We love hearing how our customers are using the Wattbike to achieve their goals and become fitter and faster. It brought a huge smile to our face when recent customer Euan Goodman got in touch to tell us how the Wattbike has transformed his fitness and wellbeing. Q - Tell us a bit about yourself and your sporting background I’m a 35 year old MD of a kitchen manufacturing business in Suffolk, with retail outlets online and in London. I played… continue reading

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Cycling Testing

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 01:00 AM

In years gone by, cycling testing has been reserved for sport science laboratories, where a qualified sport scientist is on hand to tell you every single detail about your ride. But, as an amateur cyclist, you may have little opportunity to visit a sport science facility, which means you could be missing out on essential information which could help you implement a more effective training plan. We’ve put together a beginner's guide to cycling… continue reading

How the Amateur Cyclist Can Use Power to Enhance Performance

Posted Jun 03, 2015 at 12:47 AM

Training with power used to be strictly for the professionals, but now with power meter and indoor trainers like the Wattbike becoming more affordable, amateur cyclists can now benefit from this elite training experience. Read on to find out how training with power can enhance your performance, plus some hints and tips to get you started. What is power? Power (Watts) measures your output of effort over a set time period. When riding your bike out… continue reading

Should I Choose a Wattbike Pro or Wattbike Trainer?

Posted May 21, 2015 at 04:53 AM

We're often asked about the differences between a Wattbike Pro and Wattbike Trainer so we've briefly outlined which bike might be best for you. The simple fact is that the Wattbike Pro is exactly the same as the Wattbike Trainer in every respect except that the Wattbike Pro has a slightly higher resistance range. All other features are exactly the same, including the price. The Wattbike Trainer is the preferred model for the majority of people… continue reading

How to Get Back on Form After Setbacks

Posted May 16, 2015 at 03:00 PM

In this guest blog from pro cyclist Ian Richards, we learn how the pro’s get back on track after inevitable setbacks in training. What can I say about the last few months? Well they haven't gone to plan. Crashes, sickness and injury is all I'll say, but the next part of my season is straight ahead of me and I'm ready to take it by the horns. While I was off the bike for a long time in the middle of the season, it was difficult to… continue reading

Why Rest and Recovery are Essential Parts of Your Training Plan

Posted May 09, 2015 at 10:00 AM

With work and family commitments to consider and the winter cycling season ahead, it’s tempting to spend every spare second you have of day light training. There are, however, two very important aspects of any training plan - rest and recovery. What is rest and recovery? Simply put, rest is a period of time spent doing very little or no physical exertion. Recovery, on the other hand, is more complex as it’s about how well your body can… continue reading

Smart Riders. Smart Training. Great Results.

Posted Apr 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

This video from Cycle Studio in Balgowlah Heights, Sydney, really hits the nail on the head when it comes to training on a Wattbike in a studio. No gimmicks, no disco lights and no press-ups, just a real cycling experience indoors. Every rider is training at the right intensity based on their own personal fitness so is getting the perfect workout. The instructor knows exactly what each rider is doing and each rider sees a whole host of data including… continue reading

Mastering the Art of the Warm Up with Dean Downing

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

The all important warm up is a fine art that brings many benefits when you get it right. In today’s guest blog, written by Dean Downing, we explore the art of warm up, plus Dean shares his Crit race warm up: When it comes to warming up, failing to prepare means preparing to fail. Whether you planning a session on the Wattbike, a road race, time trial or Criterium, warming up should always features on your list of pre-session preparation. If… continue reading

Pro Cyclist Ian Richards Shares His Top Training Session

Posted Apr 20, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Today on the blog we welcome Ian Richards, a pro cyclist currently riding for Baby Dump continental team. He’s even provided a short training session to help you get ready for the upcoming season. Having spent just under a month back home in Australia in December, I headed back for my fifth year in the Netherlands and my first year as a pro, exciting! Of course the biggest change for me is no longer culturally, but the drastic variation in temperature.… continue reading

Porsche Human Performance use Wattbike to Build Race Fitness

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 11:56 PM

Our friends at Porsche Human Performance know that racing drivers constantly push themselves to the limit, that’s why both physical and mental fitness are a key part of the game. In this video, Mark Webber is joined by drivers from all disciplines to explain the importance of fitness and how they’re getting race fit for 2015. As cardio is a key aspect of race fitness, you may spot the Wattbike being featured in the Porsche Human Performance… continue reading