#bikeschool: 3LC.tv

The 3LC training DVD’s are like a group spinning session with some of the worlds strongest and most inspirational riders as well as proven top-level coach, Peter Kennaugh Snr. Unlike other training DVD’s that use pounding soundtracks and beautiful vistas to keep you entertained and motivated, 3LC uses the personal touch of qualified coaches and the sight of top-level riders feeling the pain just as you do. There are some great moments of banter and chatting between the on-screen riders which is a nice way to pass the time. The DVD’s use the very useful measurement of ‘relative perceived exertion’ (RPE) and cadence to push you to your limits. This means that you won’t out-train the DVD and become too strong for the workouts… you just go up a gear or too and you are able to do the same workout but at a much harder level. This gives the DVD’s a great longevity and should keep you coming back to them year after year, however close to Mark Cavendish’s rainbow bands you get!

You also get a comprehensive warm down session with some stretching techniques which again tells me one thing… these training DVD’s are for WINNERS. These are not just for the recreational roller rider. If you want to be winning races and competing against your friends, you need to train the Manx way and follow the lead of the Isle of Man riders.

Watching these videos, for me, feels like a much more social way of training. Sometimes I do want to pull the blinds, pump up the stereo and push my body to its Suffering limit but when I know I need and want a session where I can push myself but also feel like I’m training and improving with others… 3LC is definitely the DVD I’ll be reaching for.

If you want to win… train with the best!

Stevie

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  • Anonymous

    Great review Darryl, I just completed the first of three Sufferfest videos I picked up. Those are absolutely brutal but I can definitely see myself tossing some manx training in as well for a change of scenery. Thanks for your review! 

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Glad you liked it…but you really should be thanking Stevie.  He’s the one that came across 3LC.tv and wanted to share it with the world.  The Sufferfest is also great and glad you have tried them out as well.

  • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

    Hey Stevie, you know how much I like to ride indoors….hahahaha.  But if you’re going to do it, this looks like a great option to keep you motivated and involved in what you’re doing.  I agree with the other comment that if you’re recommending it, it’s something worth trying out.  Nice post, Stevie.

  • R Blakeley

    I’ve never heard of this one before, but I do trust the opinion on that @steviedexter character so I’ll take a look for it.  Thanks for offering up another excellent suggestion.