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Hi ive recently started using squash mix(oros etc.) on my indoor trainer sessions.

 

Ive found its helped with the workouts over just plain water and i dont feel completely knackered afterwards and can get on with my day. I normally use cadence/biogen on my outside rides and found the squash as a good(cheap) indoor alternative.

 

Was just interested to hear if anyone else does this and what they use to feed on the dreaded indoor trainer

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The longest session I do on the IDT is roughly between 90 and 120 mins.

 

Aslo just go for the Oros / water mix and find that it is more than adequate. 

 

A post ride recovey normally results in a ice cold beer.

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The longest session I do on the IDT is roughly between 90 and 120 mins.

 

Aslo just go for the Oros / water mix and find that it is more than adequate. 

 

A post ride recovey normally results in a ice cold beer.

For Sure, after cooling down in the pool first...........................

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I dont think Oros is the best thing to be using, from my experience I get to big a sugar spike with it.

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Ive got recovery down. Dont really drink cooldrinks in general and choose to eat my calories and not drink them besides on the bike. A serving of oros in a sports bottle is about 30g carbs which as mentioned is more than enough.

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Ive got recovery down. Dont really drink cooldrinks in general and choose to eat my calories and not drink them besides on the bike. A serving of oros in a sports bottle is about 30g carbs which as mentioned is more than enough.

 

You need protein for recovery (if you went hard).

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I also see this as an opportunity to try different things and see what works. Im bad at feeding on the bike and trying to make it a habit

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One does not need to overthink a session on the IDT and unless one is riding for 3 hours pretty hard, one does not need protein to recover.

 

I will do a warm up, 60 minute interval session and warm down on the IDT twice a week which usually gets me half a bottle of water during and a bottle afterwards while I wait to stop sweating.

 

I cool down then carry on with my day.

 

I will ride real bikes for up to 2 hours with half a bottle of water and carry on with my day afterwards a normal.

 

Cycling for 90 minutes doesn't burn enough calories to justify replacing it with anything specific.

 

I am no scientist or doctor so take this with a pinch of salt, but seriously, burning 1000 - 2000 calories isn't going to burn a hole in you if you eat properly during the day.

 

I'm also pretty sure 'most' people reading this could do with a bit more of a calorie deficit 

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One does not need to overthink a session on the IDT and unless one is riding for 3 hours pretty hard, one does not need protein to recover.

 

I will do a warm up, 60 minute interval session and warm down on the IDT twice a week which usually gets me half a bottle of water during and a bottle afterwards while I wait to stop sweating.

 

I cool down then carry on with my day.

 

I will ride real bikes for up to 2 hours with half a bottle of water and carry on with my day afterwards a normal.

 

Cycling for 90 minutes doesn't burn enough calories to justify replacing it with anything specific.

 

I am no scientist or doctor so take this with a pinch of salt, but seriously, burning 1000 - 2000 calories isn't going to burn a hole in you if you eat properly during the day.

 

I'm also pretty sure 'most' people reading this could do with a bit more of a calorie deficit

Sounds a bit like you're under hydrating.

 

Try do a sweat test. Measure your weight before and after (dry yourself before you do the after test). Calculate the difference and account for how much water you drank.

 

I can easily sweat out 900-1100ml of water in an hour on the trainer. Most people will be near that number in a warm climate on the trainer.

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One does not need to overthink a session on the IDT and unless one is riding for 3 hours pretty hard, one does not need protein to recover.

 

I will do a warm up, 60 minute interval session and warm down on the IDT twice a week which usually gets me half a bottle of water during and a bottle afterwards while I wait to stop sweating.

 

I cool down then carry on with my day.

 

I will ride real bikes for up to 2 hours with half a bottle of water and carry on with my day afterwards a normal.

 

Cycling for 90 minutes doesn't burn enough calories to justify replacing it with anything specific.

 

I am no scientist or doctor so take this with a pinch of salt, but seriously, burning 1000 - 2000 calories isn't going to burn a hole in you if you eat properly during the day.

 

I'm also pretty sure 'most' people reading this could do with a bit more of a calorie deficit 

Do we need to put the pinch of salt into our bottles to replace what we lost while training??

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Sounds a bit like you're under hydrating.

 

Try do a sweat test. Measure your weight before and after (dry yourself before you do the after test). Calculate the difference and account for how much water you drank.

 

I can easily sweat out 900-1100ml of water in an hour on the trainer. Most people will be near that number in a warm climate on the trainer.

Half a bottle plus a bottle is about 1100ml of water?

 

I will also hydrate regularly through the day.

 

I'm more suggesting that drinking oros or water is more than sufficient and isn't going to make much difference on a 60 to 90  minute IDT session and that one does not also NEED protein/pre/post shakes/magic powder to recover. That's nonsense.

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Do we need to put the pinch of salt into our bottles to replace what we lost while training??

One needs said pinch of salt to stomach all your trolling!  :ph34r:

 

Waves at the berg this weekend! Pull in troll.

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