Trio of new training videos aim to target base fitness as well as high intensity work
If you’re anything like us then you’ll have something a love/hate relationship with The Sufferfest videos. We love them because they’re a great way of staying motivated on the turbo and give a great workout in a short amount of time. But we also hate them because – well – they’re so bloody hard!
Reaction was therefore mixed when we heard The Sufferfest had launched three new videos just in time for the start of our winter training: Do As You’re Told, The Best Thing In The World, and To Get To The Other Side; each of which is designed to work on different areas of your fitness.
For this time of year, the best of the three is To Get To The Other Side, a 90 minute video that looks like a great way to improve your base fitness when the weather’s too bad to ride outside. Featuring six climbs of between five and 15 minutes, you’ll be spending most of this workout sitting just below threshold, with video coming courtesy of the Col Collective rather than the usual race footage.
At the other end of the scale is Do As You’re Told, a 45 minute workout featuring 22 intervals of between a minute and 22 seconds. Designed to work on your maximum power and recovery, the video is split in two, with the first half of the video featuring matched intervals (so a one minute effort means a one minute recovery) while the agonising second half uses inverse intervals (so a 50 second interval means a 10 second recovery). There’s also the typical Sufferfest “sting in the tail” too.
Finally, you’ve got The Best Thing In The World which looks anything but with two lots of 13 minute race simulations using footage from the 2015 editions of the Amstel Gold Race and Gent-Wevelgem; perfect preparation if you’re looking to tear up those winter series crits.
The latter two of these videos are each priced at $12.99 (£8.40), while To Get To The Other Side will set you back a dollar extra at $13.99 (£9.04). However, if you fancy chancing your arm at all three then you can get them as a package for $28.99 (£18.74) until 3 November.