5 tips to be brilliant on Zwift
With the indoor cycling world being dominated by Zwift, here are five pearls of wisdom from our resident ex-pro and indoor training expert Edmund Bradbury to help maximise your efforts in the pain cave, and to make sure you're getting the most out of your turbo time.
Edmund taking on a Zwift race in our Sheen store. Pain face not an option.
1) BE HONEST.
With yourself and others. Put in your real (current!) weight, enter the right category race, set your FTP realistically for workouts. It will ruin the whole thing for yourself and others if you are not - we all want to use the platform to share our love of cycling.
2) GET A FAN.
We don't mean your mum or your best friend. If you are doing it right it is going to get hot and sweaty. A fan for the workout, and potentially a mop afterwards! Don't forget to keep your headset covered to stop any sweat creeping into the bearings - you'll thank us in the spring!
3) TRY A RACE.
It might sound daunting at first, but the best part of Zwift is competing. There are races for all levels, and just focus on racing those around you - and improving a little bit each time you do it. TOP TIP for racing: Start pedalling - HARD - 5 seconds before the start - it will get you in a good position from the gun.
Edmund doing what most of us here at Pearson can only aspire to...
4) USE THE COMPANION APP.
The mobile app is a great way to control your avatar and make yourself look even better, see what events are on, and change settings whilst running the game.
5) STICK WITH IT.
You know what? It isn't quite the same as riding outdoors. It takes some getting used to, but stick with it. Before you know it you will be an avid virtual e-cyclist!
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