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    Post your favorite interval workouts

    I've been experimenting with different types of interval training and I'm curious to see what other people find effective.

    The one's I do most are 3 minutes on, 3 off, 3 times. Usually I'll do 3 sets of those with 8-10 min rest in between. I also like the 1 min on, 1:30 off, 10 times. I will usually do 2-3 sets of those with 8-10 in between.

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    Please reference the sticky above: "Bikeforums workout recipe book". Thank you, and have a great day!
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    Hard intervals seem effective.

    Soft don't.

    There are too many variations to list them all. Pick a specific area you want to work on and there will be several differenct intervals that target exactly that or at least overlap with it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    Robo was alright. But he was no Chuck Biscuits. just sayin.
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    Yeah, let's take it to the recipe thread.

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    I have found "bike race intervals" to be effective training. Basically, race a bike race, then rest. Repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    I have found "bike race intervals" to be effective training. Basically, race a bike race, then rest. Repeat.
    Generally, I find racing to be less physically demanding than my workouts. TSS confirms.

    On the other hand, "racing" is where I'm most likely to find PR's

    OP - Specificity. The best tools are defined by the task for which they are used. In other words, what are you looking to get out of your intervals?

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