Barbara loaned me this Spinervals VHS tape to use on the trainer in the garage whilst I am convalescing. When she loaned is she said "it is hard". In fact, the box has a difficulty level rating of 9 out of 10. Friday night I decided to try it out and I must admit I was scared.
The first thing I did in preparation was remove all my make up. I then put on my spandex padded cycling shorts and a t-shirt. I never thought I would miss cycling shorts but I do. I also really really miss my cycling shoes. I can only wear one of them of course since I still have to use the boot. I then headed out to the garage and got on my bike. I started the video and warming up. Immediately I had to stop and go get Brent for help. At the bottom of the screen it tells you what ring to be in and it is based on road gearing. We had to count the teeth on the rings to figure it out on my mountain bike. OK, now I am ready....
The entire work out is only 45 minutes so you start with a warm up for a bit and then it is straight into something they call a ladder. Then you do intervals where you go real hard seated, then soft pedal, then real hard standing, then soft, etc. I was a bit curious when I first started to watch that all the riders had big towels laying across their bars. About 5 minutes into it I completely understood. I was sweating like a whore in church! At one point Brent came out to check on me (good thing) and I informed him I was doing a time trial in the Tour de France and could not be bothered. He laughed and went back into the house.
I give this video two air casts up!