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A Beginners Guide To A Bicycling Program For Exercise And Fitness

Although running has been identified as a premium method of fitness, cycling training provides similar benefits without the intense pounding of feet and legs. The benefits of cycling, however, are fairly similar in terms of cardiovascular fitness and exercise. A cycling workout will increase respiration and heart rate to comfortable levels and Read more
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7 Tips to Improve Cycling Fitness

1. Base Cycling Fitness. Base fitness refers to the underlying aerobic fitness of an athlete. Aerobic fitness is increased through training at a heart rate zone of between 60 – 80%; this level of training is often associated with long steady training rides. At this level of training the heart is exercised, increasing its capacity […] Read more
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Performance Fitness Testing For Cyclists – Know Where You Are to Move Forward

Performance Fitness Testing For Cyclists – Know Where You Are to Move Forward

One of the big secrets of high performance training is regular fitness testing. This article will give you the tools to test yourself and evaluate what the results mean. Testing will give you your anaerobic threshold, a good indication of aerobic fitness and,if you have a way of measuring, your power at threshold. You can […] Read more
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Different Food Types For Cycling

Different Food Types For Cycling

When we eat, we eat for three reasons. The first reason is that we eat to stay alive. Without food our bodies would cease to function. The next two are to build and repair each part of the body as well as consuming different types of foods to get each part of the body to […] Read more
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Water Aerobics and Hydro-Cycling Classes for Fitness

Water Aerobics and Hydro-Cycling Classes for Fitness

I’ve always been an independent exercise type of person, hitting the gym alone or going for a run or bike ride solo, but since I seemed to be needing some reinforcements, I decided to try some of the classes at my health club. I tried several including indoor cycling, aerobics (both low and high level), […] Read more
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Cycling Lower Back Pain – Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Cycling Lower Back Pain – Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Cycling is often recommended as one of the best exercises to build strong body. It strengthens all the important organs, hands, arms, shoulders, chest, back, hips, thighs, knees, legs and feet. Strangely enough, cycling also causes lower back pain and several other health problems. It nullifies all the benefits that it provides to the cyclists. Read more
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Supplements For Cyclists

Supplements For Cyclists

Anyone who has tried to ride a bicycle up a steep hill will be familiar with the massive ‘burn’ it will create in your thighs. Competitive cycling is an extremely intensive sport for cardio vascular fitness, and its effect on muscle bulk, strength and power. Without the right nutrition and supplements no one can seriously […] Read more
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Cycling Vs Jogging

Cycling Vs Jogging

I have been an avid cyclist, as well as an avid jogger at different points in my life. I have gotten an extreme amount of benefit from both. This article is my personal experience in comparing these two sports, in particular for those looking to take up a form of exercise. I’d recommend either one […] Read more
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Bike Riding for Weight Loss – Tips for Beginning A Bicycling Plan

Bike Riding for Weight Loss – Tips for Beginning A Bicycling Plan

If you are one of those people who leisurely pedal around the block or over a flat stretch of scenic road, you’ve probably been riding for sheer pleasure. Riding bikes for pleasure is a good form of aerobic exercise. But unless you map out a plan to “push yourself,” you probably won’t lose much weight. […] Read more
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Endurance Cycling – How to Feed on the Bike For Maximum Performance

Endurance Cycling – How to Feed on the Bike For Maximum Performance

So you’ve done the training and your nutrition leading up to the start line was dialed in. That can all go out the window if your on-bike nutrition plan isn’t solid. Your body has enough stored carbohydrate to a few hours but after that you will run out of gas if you aren’t feeding on […] Read more
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