The benefits of training indoors for an event

Indoor Training
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Winter is here for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and as we found out with the finale of Game of Thrones, it’s often a pretty grim outlook. Not least when it comes to keeping on top of your training whilst trying to dodge downpours, avoid icy roads and work around shortened daylight hours - and that's assuming you're allowed out at all, what with half the world in various forms of lockdown again. 

Luckily, indoor cycling has advanced over the past few years, and as a result, it now provides a platform that can genuinely benefit the training cyclist looking to get faster, whilst simultaneously providing engaging social interaction that helps to occupy the mind while the legs are doing the work. 

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Jarred Salzwedel

Jarred Salzwedel completed his Honours degree in Sports Science at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2013. His Master's degree focused on investigating training adaptations to differing high-intensity interval training programmes in cyclists.

He has raced both on the road and track at a National level in the Junior ranks which led to his interest in the science behind training and conditioning, as well as his passion to help athletes optimise their performance. 

Jarred owns and manages Cycle Dynamic Coaching - a coaching platform that looks after and advises some of South Africa’s top Road and Track cyclists. He has extensive knowledge in exercise physiology having previously focused on the physiological testing of endurance athletes.

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