Sufferfest workouts get results. Every session is developed by elite coaches and sports scientists to provide maximum benefit with minimum time. Our expanding library of cycling workouts fall into nine categories: Fitness Tests, Endurance, Climbing, Style, Time Trial, Speed, Race Simulation, Drills, and Base. There are also running and triathlon-specific workouts so you can dominate across disciplines. To get a better sense of the workouts in each category, including fitness outcomes and a representative ride profile, read on.
A very specific workout to determine your fitness level. Requires connection to heart rate monitor, power meter, or conventional trainer with speed sensor (virtual power) to capture your performance data.
Fitness Outcome: Clear picture of where your fitness is at through identification of functional threshold performance (FTP) number (power or heart-rate). Learn more by reading up on Rubber Glove.
Typically based on longer effort intervals (more than 8 minutes) and with a workout longer than one hour.
Fitness Outcome: Ability to sustain a high workload over varied terrain and over a prolonged period of time. Excellent mental training as well.
Repeated efforts, in and out of the saddle, with heavy resistance at a lower cadence.
Fitness Outcome: Increase in power, muscular strength and stability resulting in improved climbing ability.
Drills to improve ‘how’ you ride - form, style and efficiency. Focus on pedal stroke, relaxed position and stability. Essential for beginners and useful for experienced riders.
Fitness Outcome: More efficiency through more effective on-bike positions.
Long efforts of high, steady efforts with frequent surges and pace increases.
Fitness Outcome: Ability to produce a high, sustained effort at a high cadence on the flats.
Focused on short intervals, typically from 15 seconds to 4 minutes. Efforts are very high to maximum.
Fitness Outcome: Increases in maximum power, sprinting and anaerobic ability over short distances.
These mimic the efforts and excitement of a bike race. Typically, they have many surges, sprints and climbs with minimal recovery.
Fitness Outcome: Ability to make many different kinds of high-intensity efforts and recover from them.
These videos are built specifically for our training plans. They cover specific portions of cycling training that are very necessary to becoming stronger on the bike and crushing your competition.
Fitness Outcome: These drills are preparation efforts that get you ready for harder efforts in the future.
At the Sufferfest, we understand that some times you need to slow down a bit to fully reap the benefits and adaptations that come with hard training. Our Base videos focus on Sweet Spot work with great scenery.
Fitness Outcome: Working below threshold to allow you to recover from the previous training days efforts while still obtaining some training stress for further improvement.
You never want to go into a race cold. We developed this video specifically as a race warm up video or a video you can do before you get into your primary workout video.
Fitness Outcome: Injury prevention and performance maximization prior to a race event.
Our running workouts can be used on a treadmill. They are specifically designed as interval workouts for runners.
Fitness Outcome: Increase Anaerobic capacity as a runner. These workouts are primarily designed to increase your speed as a runner.
TRIATHLON BRICK WORKOUT
It is important, as a triathlete, to do Brick workouts. This means you practice using the different muscles in your legs as you transition from the run to the bike.
Fitness Outcome: Increases Triathletes efficiency through the practice of transitions.
Foundation of a well rounded training plan. Stretching is one of the most overlooked, yet most beneficial things any athlete can do. We hired on Abi Carver to lead us in short, but specific Yoga activities for the time crunched Athlete.
Fitness Outcome: Better running and cycling efficiency through stretching which increases our range of motion and overall muscular power.