Lifting your performance
Competition is a fantastic way to raise your peformance.
Your body has physical, mental and emotional needs that need to be kept in balance. Regular exercise will help improve your performance in all of the above areas and help you reach many more of your goals in life.
Interval based training
The interval training protocol of X-Biking delivers varied benefits. The elite endurance athlete has long been aware of the efficacy of interval workouts as a means of enhancing Vo2max and any of the X-Biking ride profiles are specifically designed with this aim in mind. X-Biking is wholly interval based and as such targets more then just the aerobic system. Strength, short-term power, lactic acid tolerance and intensity threshold training can all be achieved by the careful application of intensity during the rides.
Interval training has also been shown to increase fat loss above levels attained during steady state training due to its high overall energy cost, appetite control, and enhanced post-exercise-thermogenesis, [PET]. X-Biking typically enables users to burn between 400 and 600 calories per 30-minutes class.
In addition, high intensity interval training has been found to enhance bone strength due to the greater magnitude of muscular loading. Higher rates of muscle contraction enhance the stimulus for new bone growth and alteration of the normal pattern of bone loading [direction of the force] associated with movement across all three planes within X-Biking, even with other variables held constant, also stimulates bone growth.
Prior to each transition from freewheeling to pumping climb the core musculature engages to provide a stable base prior to the generation of pedal forces. This cannot be achieved, with the same success, using other programs or bikes.