Turbo Training

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Justin, 15 Jun 2008.

  1. Justin

    Justin New Member


    got a quick question / problem with my Turbo training.

    I find that after about 15-20 mins on the trainer the "old fella" (as some people call it) goes numb. All returns to normal a minute of two after finishing. I don't get this problem when I am actually out on the road, only when on the trainer.

    I wear full padded bib shorts - but whilst on the trainer I just stay on the saddle (never get out to simulate climbing, sprinting, etc.).

    Does anyone else suffer from this? Any advice?


  2. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Yes, it's easy to cure it.

    I'm just toooooo embarrassed to post the remedy!
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Though it does alleviate the boredom of turbo training...

  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I think you've answered your own question Justin, when you say you sit on the seat the whole time. I would suggest making an effort to move around and off the seat fairly regularly to stop the numbness and get the blood circulating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    have you risen the front wheel?
  6. OP

    Justin New Member

    Yep - have it on a 1.5 inch block of wood, it could do with being a bit higher I guess.

    Seeing the earlier responses maybe I should get out of the saddle a bit, however I like to use the TT as a way of riding at constant pace for a set period (I do vary it - with upping the pace for 2-3 minutes followed by 2-3 minutes slow).
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