What’s Zwift? All about the indoor training phenomenon that’s taking the world by storm

Zwift

Are you one of those people that finds it hard to motivate themselves when training alone and not in a competitive environment? If so, ‘Zwift’ could be the best thing you’ll download this COVID-19 if you’re into running and cycling training. 

Once you’ve downloaded the app you’ll get a free trial where you can races against friends, professionals and others around the world on different maps or levels to see how you fare.

Dubai’s GB triathlete Matt Dewhurst is a huge fan of Zwift

Zwift blends the fun of video games with the intensity of serious training, helping you get faster. You can choose from thousands of workouts, training plans, group rides, races, and more as you try and level up in the virtual worlds of Zwift with a community that motivates you every minute.

What you’ll need:

You will need an indoor trainer, and something that tells Zwift how fast you are riding/running. For a basic setup this can be a speed sensor that communicates with Zwift. A more advanced setup is using a powermeter which transmits all metrics to the software. The most accurate setup though, is to use a smart trainer. This will also increase/decrease pedalling resistance dependant on terrain and if you are slipstreaming for instance.

Watch this video below and find out why you should download this app immediately if you haven’t already: