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Low-Tech Training For Cyclists

eArticle written by Coach Ertl

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Do you dislike all the high tech training tools such as heart rate monitors, power meters, cadence meters and perhaps even bike computers?

Perhaps you just like to ride 'unplugged' once in a while to enjoy the joy and simplicity of cycling by 'feel'.

 This article contains some background on training tools and then describes how to determine your effort level without any of these tools but rather through your intuitive perceptions of your own effort.  Using this method will put you in touch with your body's effort as you train, which is an important skill to have even if you like to use high tech tools.

I provide a system more simple than the popular 'RPE' scale for perceived exertion.

This article describes how to do endurance, aerobic threshold, anaerobic workouts, strength training and recovery workouts without the use of anything including a bike computer.

Even if you like to use all the latest tools and technologies on your bike, it still is useful to understand how to train with just your own senses.

Contains 10 pages

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  The information and advice contained within this website are intended to supplement, not replace, a supervised training program.   Anyone beginning or enhancing an exercise program should consult with appropriate health and fitness professionals.   The reader, not the author, is responsible for any consequences resulting from the use of any and all information contained within this website.  Please ride responsibly and within your limits.