NEW REVOLVER: Revolver was one of the very first Sufferfests I ever made. Over the years, it’s had a few tune-ups but, still, it was looking (and sounding) a little bit ragged. So, in between all this other new content we’ve been making, I sat Revolver down and gave it a good make-over.
What’s changed? It now has a longer, more progressive warm-up that will better prepare you for the beating. There is also all new footage from recent races on both the velodrome and the cyclocross track. A lot of new music, too. Timing has been tidied up throughout.
What’s not changed? The fact that you still have to get through 15, er…, one minute intervals with just one minute recovery between each, leaving it as one of the best, most efficient sessions you can do for a solid MAP and AC boost.
If you love Revolver, I hope you enjoy this freshened-up version of an old friend. If you’ve never tried this classic, then get in there and give it a go. It’s one of those experiences that leave you feeling terribly proud of yourself at the end. Or in a sobbing heap on the floor wishing you had tried one of those new Inspiration films. But either way, you won’t forget it.
Sir David, can the old version be made available, somehow. Just for old times sake! Maybe a bonus for being nobility (hint for those folks sitting on the wall watching others beat themselves to gain Knighthood).
Hello! just tried it this morning. Loved it and hated it at the same time, no nothing has changed
I appreciate that some of the main songs were kept, specially the first one, which usually for me sets the tone of the workout, and is the one I remember most. It was also nice to see WvA and MVDP, although all that sand riding looked pretty painful.
Just started using SYSTM. This is the 2nd ride in my beginner training plan…just about did me in! After trying a couple of different training apps, this one (this ride in particular) kept me fully engaged and motivated right to the end! Getting to the end felt like a real accomplishment. Looking forward to the next one!
Well, I revisited my old friend Revolver today, and I really think that Wahoo did a great job with the remastering of this workout.
The music is great, and I was really happy to find out that some of the original songs reappear in this new version. The video is engaging (loved seeing the Canadian track women in some intervals!). And the longer warmup is very much appreciated…
There are three things that disappointed me however…
For those who have invested in a KICKR Climb or bike, note that the incline stays at 0% the whole time. While I can kind of understand this during the velodrome intervals, I simply do not understand why the cross intervals and warm-up are always at zero incline. Will this be enhanced at some point in the future?
The heart rate target zone during the 1 minute recovery sections are shown at being Z1 - this is not realistic, particularly during the latter part of the workout. I somehow doubt that after 10-12 intervals, anyone would actually see their heart rate drop from Z4 to Z1 in 1 minute. While I don’t pay too much attention to target heart rate, I can certainly see a less experienced cyclist being confused about the target zones.
I do wish the cooldown were a bit longer than 3 minutes….
Overall, great work! I do hope that the KICKR Climb/bike incline integration will be added in the near future…