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Old 10-04-11, 01:43 PM
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Good dvd's for the trainer

I've done several searches and couldn't find any good lists (wrong keywords maybe?). Anyhow, I'm going to be picking up some new dvd's for riding on the trainer and looking for some recommendations. They could be workout focused or just cycling in general. I have:

Hell on wheels
Chasing Legends
The flying Scotsman

I've heard the spinervals are good. Thoughts?
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Spinervals are good, but usually I just pop in some old tour or classics dvd's.
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Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
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If you are ok with the repetition, spinervals are very good. I think I know every word said in areo base builder 17.
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Sufferfest is the only cycling specific thing I've used, and my limited experience was good. In a painful sort of a way.

Action movies can also be good. Be wary of car chases if you ride rollers though, I kept trying to swerve to avoid oncoming traffic in the Bourne movies with predictable results.
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Throw in American flyers and push play!
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Red Dawn or anything with Swayze.
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I second the Sufferfest and I have tried Spinervals and Chris Carmichael.
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Originally Posted by Elvo
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
+1

I actually return to this one regularly for trainer sessions.

The Bourne movie with the Moscow taxi chase is really good. Nicely spaced scenes means a very consistent schedule of peaks. I imagine that this is one of the reasons this movie is "good", the regularly spaced peaks. My workout graph looks like I was doing scheduled intervals, not watching a movie.

I made a DVD of my own helmet cam clips (took 3 DVDs, after I finish a few more it'll take 4 DVDs). I like the songs (I listen to them anyway), I relate to the action (not sure how others feel about the clips). Inspires me, part of the reason I do the clips.

Race Day is good too, helmet cam of Masters Nationals.
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Sufferfest - I'd much rather watch bike racing than watch a bunch of dudes in a garage riding trainers (Spinervals)
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So the sufferfest vids are good, eh? I am going to need something to get me through this upcoming Canadian winter on the trainer.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing
The Bourne movie with the Moscow taxi chase is really good. Nicely spaced scenes means a very consistent schedule of peaks. I imagine that this is one of the reasons this movie is "good", the regularly spaced peaks. My workout graph looks like I was doing scheduled intervals, not watching a movie.
I tried that one because of your blog post about it funnily enough. I alreadly loved the Bourne films and it worked well enough, you just have to avoid getting too involved. (!)

The problem I have with watching movies is sucky audio. One of these days I'll splash out on some wireless headphones...
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Breaking Away and Road to Roubaix
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Spinervals


CTS training system videos


Sufferfest videos
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Originally Posted by baj32161
So the sufferfest vids are good, eh? I am going to need something to get me through this upcoming Canadian winter on the trainer.
They're actually 'too' good, or actually 'too' intense, if you do them at the prescribed intensity. They're harder for me than a lot of the Carmichael Time-Crunched Cyclist workouts, and those are intentionally made very high intensity. If you plan on doing them regularly 2x/week and riding on top of that, you'll be fried if you try it for more than 4 weeks - but odds are far higher you'll mentally despair of yet another day of total hammerage.

It's good if you just scale it back though, so when they say '9/10 intensity' you do a '7.5 or 8'.
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the Rides DVDs are pretty good, kinda like being on a real ride. kinda
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Has anyone used a trainer DVD aimed specifically at strength building that you could recommend? I know WHO makes all the cycling trainer DVDs, just looking for that specific type. I have a few of the spinervals discs and they are m'kay. Thing is, I am not ready for anaerobic intervals yet, probably won't be until late winter. I need some strength training.
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There's a few here that are strength oriented: https://trainright.com/media/
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The CTS progressive power series is awesome!!
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra
I tried that one because of your blog post about it funnily enough. I alreadly loved the Bourne films and it worked well enough, you just have to avoid getting too involved. (!)

The problem I have with watching movies is sucky audio. One of these days I'll splash out on some wireless headphones...
Heh. I guess someone actually read that one

On headphones - I use earbud types, with a 1/8" extension cord. Since I inevitably snag the cord on something (stem/bars/brake/etc), I wrap a bit around my neck so only a single cord dangles, not the two thin bits from the buds.

Other movies I like:
Leon/The Professional
Transformers

Hm I need to update my DVDs.
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Originally Posted by tjk23
I second the Sufferfest and I have tried Spinervals and Chris Carmichael.
Ditto. Sufferfest is awesome fun. Scenery, cyclists, races! Very motivating, too. Spinnervals... well, the only one I watched was a bunch of people of varying degrees of fitness dripping sweat on their trainers in a CAR DEALERSHIP of all places. Wow, I don't think it could have been any more boring to watch.
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World Cycling Productions has a lot of race videos- many on sale. My favorites are Tour of Flanders and Liege Baston Liege. If I had a son, I'd either name him Stijn or William Robert.
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