Our in-office 8 week trials with 180 participants showed us that just three sessions per week on High Octane Ride™ improved cardiovascular fitness by an average of 15%. Close to the improvement that can be expected when jogging for 45 minutes, four times a week instead.
After a few sessions of HOR™, your heart responds to the challenge created by the sprint by pumping out more oxygenated blood per beat. We measure this as your Octane Score™.
Regular sessions, just three times a week, also encourage new capillaries to grow in muscle tissue thereby increasing your body's oxygen supply even further.
Additionally, our protocol will help you improve your "lactate threshold", the point at which lactate build up causes the "burn" which encourages you to give up. In our trials, many people found that they could quite quickly, after regular High Octane Rides, run for that bus or climb three flights of stairs without tiring.
Numerous studies have been done on the safety of HIT involving people who have had heart disease and it has not proven more risky than traditional forms of exercise.
We use a bike, instead of a treadmill or rowing machine, because it is the safest method of delivering HIT.
In addition, High Octane Ride™ contains a Cardiovascular Optimisation Logic, known as CAROL™. This means that each ride is bespoke and totally responsive to you.
CAROL™ will never push you to ride harder than is healthy for you. If your pulse goes too high, a special cut-out feature will prevent you from riding out of your safety zone.
There is no evidence to suggest that HIT is any more dangerous than any other form of exercise. However, as with starting any type of exercise, we would advise you to check with your GP that it is safe for you to do so.
Normally on a Friday afternoon, I can just put one foot in front of the other. Today's session has given me a real buzz. I feel ready for anything.
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