Updated: Sep 15, 2022
GO FASTER BY RIDING
Benefits of controlled low intensity riding @ zone 2
1. INCREASED MITOCHONDRIAL DENSITY & SIZE
Known as "powerhouses" of the cell: more mitochondria means greater use of oxygen to produce more ATP and energy.
2. INCREASED CAPILLARISATION
Allows for a faster exchange of oxygen and fuel between the blood and the working muscles.
3. INCREASED STROKE VOLUME
More oxygenated blood pumped to the working muscles per beat.
4. FAT OXIDATION
Increased fat burning efficiency resulting in glycogen preservation.
5. BASE BUILDING
Establishing solid aerobic foundations upon which race intensity is built.
6. RIDING EASY ON YOUR EASY DAYS WILL ALLOW YOU TO GO HARDER ON YOUR HARD DAYS
Carry less unplanned fatigue into higher intensity sessions.