- - I make the biking less boring/more intense indoors by doing intervals, where I crank it up to a higher level say L 9-10 for 2 minutes, then bring it down for 4 or so mins, then back to the same or higher level... all the while maintaining a rate of over 100 rpms--or outdoors you can get same effect by riding where there are lots of hills. - -
I kind of balzed past this thread . . . a word caught my attentionrunnerbabe hit it on the head - I N T E R V A L S - are IT.
I can peak by a constant 100+ cadence and really tap into
a very high level of intensity (with intervals) really quickly,
peaking my heartrate. Hopefully, preserving muscles.
I was (a bicyclist) endurance trained much of the first 20 years of fitness,
as BB, I am a hardgainer I have done relatively little cardio in past 5 years.