Ask a coach: 'What happens if I only do high intensity workouts?'

If you're time-crunched, it's easy to choose a quick 30 to 40-minute workout on the night. Here's what will happen to your fitness if you do this time and time again...

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Let’s face it, most of us are time-crunched and need to fit our training in around work, family, and social lives. Therefore, it can be tempting to consider cutting out those longer rides and instead only focusing on short hard intensive sessions such as these HIIT workouts. Is this a solution for the time-crunched cyclists? Cycling coach James Spragg explains what happens to your cycling fitness if you end up taking this approach...

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James Spragg

Sports scientist and coach James Spragg is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly's ASK A CYCLING COACH series which comes out every Wednesday. Working both in research and applied settings, he currently runs Intercept Performance Consultancy

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