I’m 45 and I am trying to use cycling to improve my fitness. I live in Florida so I thought a bike trainer would be a great way to train in the summer when it’s really too hot to be outside. I took an old dual suspension MTB and put it on a wahoo kickr with the kickr climb. I did the intro and the 20 minute FTP test and got a Ftp of 135 with a W/kg of 1.76. I’m disappointed with the numbers, but I accept that with 3 kids and no real structured exercise that I need to start somewhere. My questions are as follows:
- Is the MTB with a suspension an issue? I have locked out the travel as much as possible.
- The 6 wk beginner program looks good and I’ve read some good reviews, but it seems to be missing some days. For example, week 1has day 1-5 but doesn’t explicitly say rest before moving on to week 2. Does one move on to week 2 after the 5th day or is it supposed to be a 7 day week?
- Is there a method to steer your avatar into the road? Not that is really matters, but it seems like other users bump into my character and then the program will encourage me to chase them. I thought I’d I could position myself out of the way that this might not happen. LOL
- Lastly, I have Zwift on an IPad but I haven’t figured out a good way to keep it in front of me. What do others do to hold an iPad or screen in front of the bike? I’m hesitant to spend more money on a wahoo table and I have limited space.
Thank you! If any other beginners are on here and would like to join me or if there is a beginner group please let me know.