Exercise equipment I am loving: CycleOps Fluid 2 Bike Trainer
Darkness, cold and safety concerns were all reasons why I decided it was time to take the plunge into investing in a bicycle trainer. If you are unfamiliar with this product (like I was until about 6 months ago) it is a device that allows you to ride on your own bicycle, mountain or road bike, but in doors and in place. Think, the poor man’s Peloton. I like the idea of being able to use my own bike because the fit is correct. I found this used product on Craigslist for about $100. My hope is that by being able to get more frequent riding, it will allow me to be more comfortable during longer, more grueling rides. If you are looking for a way to burn a ton of calories, sweat a bunch and not leave your house, this one might be for you!
App I am using: Zwift
If riding your bike in your garage for hours on end sounds like a slow painful death, your right! To the rescue comes Zwift! An app that can be used on a desktop or mobile device which makes your bike training a game. Creating your own Avatar, choosing where in the world you would like to ride, unlocking cool jerseys and competing against other people worldwide are all ways to make your experience better. In order to hook up the aforementioned trainer to a mobile device running Zwift make sure you have a “speed sensor” that has Bluetooth capability such as the one I got from Wahoo. The sensor connects to your back wheel and wirelessly sends data about your speed to your mobile device. Zwift is $15 a month and the speed sensor is a one time purchase of $40. Happy Riding!
Quote I am pondering: “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ~Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Creating habits, finding your why, being brave and showing up even when you don’t always feel like it are all keys to building the life you desire. These concepts all contribute to consistency. By producing the behaviors of the person you desire to become REGULARLY you actually become that individual. This is the process of transformation that we all seek. Get clear about who you want to be, identify their core behaviors and commit to consistently taking actions consistent with that individual and eventually “greatness will come!”
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC