Each video is based on a specific workout of structured intervals designed by an elite coach. That includes a warm-up, transition to the main set, main set, and warm-down. On-screen instructions tell you what to do at each stage. So, you’ll be told that you need, for example, to do a 2:00 minute interval at an effort level of 8/10 (the videos explain the effort levels) and what cadence you need to do it at. Then, during the interval, you’ll watch professional racing footage of cyclists doing what you’re supposed to be doing. So, if you’re supposed to be doing a climb, you’ll see climbing footage on screen. If you’re supposed to attack, you’ll see an attack. Of course, you’ll probably be working so hard that you’ll just be chewing on your stem, but that’s ok.
Which video should I do first?
That depends on what kind of workout you’re looking for. The Minions have thought about this long and hard, and have this to say.
I’m new, how fit do I need to be?
If you’re looking for a fun way to get fitter or faster and you can handle a little pain, you have come to the right place. The Sufferfest videos are suitable for first timers all the way through to seasoned professionals. The workouts are tough but it’s really down to you how hard you want to go. The videos will give you suggested effort levels, but if you need to go easier, you can always back off the pace and join back in on the next interval. Work hard but try to enjoy yourself!
I LOVE a song in one of the videos. Can I buy it off you?
We don’t sell the individual tracks. We do license all our music, however, and you can find a lot of the artists on Beatpick. Many of the songs and artists are also on Spotify.
I want to look good while I’m out on my bike. Any fashion advice?
I just did my first Chamois Dance. Do I have anything to feel guilty about?
Congratulations. It’s been a long time coming. You’re one of us now.
Where, exactly, is Sufferlandria?
What is wrong with you? Why do you want to cause me so much pain and agony?
It’s what we do to make you faster. It’s Tough Love.
Someone just threw a shredded chamois at me. What does that mean?
Oh dear. Sorry, we have to go.
It’s time for me to become a Knight of Sufferlandria. What do I have to do?