(Greg Dorfmeier) wrote in message
> Hi Dave,
> Rollers are ok for some workouts: spin techniques, warm-ups, maybe balance development. But IMHO
> they are inferior for strength training, and are less than perfect for aerobic training. I really
> think the trainer you use should provide for a wide range of effort. I use a Kurt Kinetic trainer
> for isolated-leg training(try that on a roller!)and I use 52-11 for strength training. You just
> don't have that flexiblity with rollers. Regards, Greg RANS V2
` Actually I do isolated leg training on rollers.....I assume you are referring to pedaling with
one leg at a time. It can be a bit more of a challenge but certainly not all that difficult
especially if you have a wall close by should you need to catch your balance. As to strength
training, you can easily increase the resistance of rollers by changing gears as you do on a
stationary trainer. I certainly haven't run out of gears as of yet. There is a thread about indoor
training on Bent Rider On-Line under the Racing section that has alot of good advice for both
stationary trainers and rollers.
Training methods are a personal preference thing and whatever works for that individual is the thing
to do.....but doing something is better than laying off for the winter.