Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member CrossChain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,024
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    1 hour + 1 hour = 2 sustained training hours??

    Given sucky weather, short daylight, and work schedule...I'm indoors. Question: does one hour before work and one hour after equal the training effect of 2 straight hours? Not including warm up/cool down and same level of effort. 2 straight hours on the trainer is mind-numbing and a scheduling pain for all those around me.
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

  2. #2
    KingoftheMountain wannabe Savagewolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Independence, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Specialized Hardrock Comp MTB/////Univega Carisma/////'85 Raleigh Team USA////'06 Trek 1000////
    Posts
    1,127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Unfortunetely, they are not the same. It takes a different form of endurance to work for 2 hours straight as opposed to 1 hour. This applies especially to endurance sports such as cycling.

    The one advantage the 2 workouts of 1 hours has though is that you generally can work harder for that shorter period of time then you would per hour for the longer workout.

  3. #3
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,495
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, two different kinds of workout. You can do 2 sessions of intervals or high-aerobic workouts in 1-hour each. That won't be the same as doing 2-hours straight, which is a short-endurance ride. And yes, warm-up time is a factor here as well.

  4. #4
    Twincities MN kuan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Salsa, Cannondale, Surly.
    Posts
    2,527
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you're slightly tired before your second workout does it make it equivalent to 1.5 hours then?

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Collierville, TN
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    55
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since exercise (as well as sleep) causes your body to release growth hormone, you can benefit from training twice a day since you will get a double dose of growth hormone. And if you take a nap and sleep, you can get your body to produce growth hormone 4 times a day. So ride your bike and take naps!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •