Peloton/NordicTrack/Studio cycling for Backcountry Training

OeauxMy

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I just received one for the new year and am curious if anyone uses these bikes as a significant part of their trading regimen.

I can say after a few weeks of using it that I get a really good leg burn on the “climbing” intervals and really good cardio work as well.

Anyone else have experience in training for the back country with these, or tips on specific workout styles and intervals? As a flat lander, newbie to backcountry hunting, any feedback is appreciated!
 

OSUsmokey

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I dont think it can hurt. My wife and I ordered one, but we wont get it unil Feb. I plan to use that for my cardio work along with training hikes occasionally.
 

Aoudaddy

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Following, as I have been thinking about getting a Peloton as an addition to cardio/leg work for getting into sheep shape
 

Superdoo

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Back in the day I used to ride mountain bike 20+ miles a day and a majority of that was single track.
My brother came back from basic training that summer. He decided to go biking with me. The dude was fit as hell.
He didn't make it ten miles.
The only thing we could think of was that all the rucking and marching he was doing didn't translate to the muscles used on the bike.

Take it for what it worth. I am no expert in PhysEd. Biking is definitely easier on a guys knees.
 

Top147

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Great cardio for sure! The weighted wheel is definitely low-impact. Mix it up with a hike or a run and you will be shredded.

I went with a Keiser instead of the Peloton. It doesn’t come with a fancy screen but uses magnetic resistance without chain or belt. Absolute solid unit, I have had mine for 6 years now and doesn’t make a peep of noise while in use.

If you need that screen for motivation, a tablet and a hill climb video works just as well.

just try and keep that heat rate elevated and those beads of sweat dripping.
 

7layerburrito

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I use the Peloton for cardio training five times a week and if you push yourself the benefits are pretty dramatic. The major benefit I've found is recovery time -- I stop for five or ten seconds to catch my breath on the mountain and I'm good to go. I'd recommend a mix of climb rides and HIIT training.

Naturally this is is part of a mix of strength, weights, stretching and plain ol' weighted pack hikes.

REALLY try to focus on good bike posture with your weight all in your feet with a tight core and relaxed shoulders and hands and I suspect you'll be happy with the results.

If you get a bike and want some comraderie I'm 7layerburrito on Peloton.
 
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cali_hornhunter

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I’ve had a peloton for about a year now. Worth it IMO I think its made a difference in hiking ability, endurance and recovery especially when 6+ months a year I’m hiking in a 100+ degrees
 

LostArra

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My wife bought a peloton knock-off . We've ridden road bikes for decades and I used to race (crits, road race, TT). She (we) didn't need a video screen for workouts, ear bud music only.

My tolerance level for any indoor hamster wheels is very low. Riding a treadmill is the worst and strictly avoided but the bike or a rower for focused intense HIIT type workouts is an efficient use of time.
 

mmw194287

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We bought a peloton early last year. The biggest benefit to me is that it's made a huge difference in my ability to fit in 60 minutes of cardio everyday, even if it isn't sport-specific.

The bike is sitting here right next to my desk. I don't have to worry about icy sidewalks, I don't have to go anywhere, I don't have to track down my running shoes to get on the treadmill or worry about pounding my knees and feet, I don't have to come up with a program or get motivated...I just hop on and choose a couple workouts and just do it.

I've got 1300+ minutes on it so far in January and I have a VERY hard time staying consistent with these things.
 

dyllanmurray

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I just got my peloton this week after having ordered it in November. I was using a trainer bike
And the peloton app while I waited for the bike. The peloton bike is absolutely amazing. The classes are great. I find myself adding more resistance than what the class calls for to get a better workout in. I’m shedding excess weight like nobody’s business. 10/10 peloton is worth it if you use it!
 
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