Here are 7 ways to prevent cycling knee pain. A few easy, simple, and inexpensive actions will prevent cycling knee pain and keep you on your bike! Includes video that shows you how to strengthen your knees to prevent cycling knee pain.
A year ago, I accepted that I will never actually do an epic charity bike ride such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer. But recently, all that has changed, and I have now resolved that I will do next year’s BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Here’s how I came to be inspired to do this. I hope this post will inspire you too. Also includes links to useful training advice and other inspirational cycling posts.
XALO products are essentially a suite of three products to cover the three key needs: get energized enough to exercise; promote optimal performance of the exercise; and then recover as fast as possible from the exercise (so you can do it again!).
George A. Custer said it best: “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” Georgia Simmerling – two-time Winter Olympian and five-time Ski Cross World Cup medalist – epitomizes this winning spirit and inspires us all to get back up and keep going (and cycling)!
Researchers have proven that very short sprint intervals of intense cycling can yield impressive health and fitness benefits. This means it is possible to get fit in much less time than was previously thought. It is possible to get just as fit in 30 minutes a week as in two and a half hours per week. This breaks down to three 10-minute workouts, as compared to three 50-minute workouts. No, it’s not another crazy get fit fad, and you don’t have to buy anything – it’s simply more proof of the enormous benefits of sprint interval training (i.e. exercise sessions that include very short bursts of very intense effort).
3 Must-Dos for a Successful Training Bike Ride – stretch before, replenish your electrolytes while riding, cool down properly after your ride, replenish your electrolytes again, and stretch some more!
A complete bike training plan that is suitable for new cyclists, based on principles of rest, moderation, consistency – and progressive overload and interval training. Following this bike training plan will enable you to dramatically increase your fitness level, strength, and cardiovascular health.
Videos showing complete core workout. There’s a lot more to building core strength than doing crunches – in fact, you should STOP doing crunches! Here’s a simple but effective core workout that will help you build strong core muscles – making you a better cyclist, and reducing back pain and injuries.
Many people think that the main health benefit of cycling is weight loss. Sure, it helps – but the main health benefit of cycling is that exercise will dramatically improve your health throughout your life. In fact, exercise has so many health benefits that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has declared that exercise is a miracle cure for most of the diseases that kill us.
An effective post-ride routine is a crucial part of good, structured bike training. Exercising smartly isn’t about completely wiping yourself out, and then doing it again on your next ride. Adequate recovery prepares your body for ongoing work-outs, so that ultimately you can really get fit.
Phase 2 of the Average Joe Cyclist Beginner Cyclist Training Plan builds on the level of fitness you have built in Phase 1. In Phase 2 you will begin to incorporate interval training into your workouts. This will cause increased calorie burn, fight stress, and help you to get fit faster.
The Average Joe Cyclist Beginner Cyclist Training Plan is a really simple plan that is suitable for new cyclists. Phase 1 of this plan requires just 3 training days per day, but it will enable you to see impressive fitness gains really fast. Phase 1 will get you to the point where you can comfortably cycle for up to an hour at a time – and ready for the next, more ambitious step.
If you’re planning to get fit, or maybe even want to train to do a charity bike ride, consider how you are going to monitor the intensity of your workouts – and consider getting a decent heart rate monitor. This post shows how you can use perceived rate of exertion to start getting fit, and recommends that you use the precision of a heart rate monitor to take it to the next level.
Deciding to do a charity ride is a great way to get involved and get fit. The fixed date for the cycling event gives you a get-fit goal to aim for, and the motivation to keep going with your cycling training plan (you don’t want to end up pushing your bike uphill on the day, if you can avoid it). Most charity bike rides in the USA and Canada take place during the summer, so you have the early part of the year to start training and getting fit for your chosen charity ride.
The Polar heart rate monitor is an amazing heart rate monitor/smart watch for the money. I know it will motivate me to get fitter and burn more calories.
Prevent cycling knee and hip pain with our complete guide to stretching for cyclists.
The Barnet Highway Bike Lane connects Burnaby and Port Moody in BC, Canada. It’s a wide bike lane on the side of a highway. It’s not separated, so it is not safe in bad weather or after dark. However, I enjoy the Barnet Highway bike lane for cycling training and working on my hill climbing abilities while enjoying amazing views and scenery.
Coming back from a cycling injury can be tough. As the old saying goes, you need to get back on the horse as quickly as possible. But what if your injury is so severe that you can’t cycle? This post is a case study of how I used an electric bike to recover from a cycling injury and eventually get back to riding a regular bike.
Joe Friel’s Cyclist’s Training Bible is not just for Serious Athletes. It is also suitable for the Average Cyclist who wants to go from Average Cyclist to Serious Cyclist – or even Great Cyclist. And it’s also for the cyclist of average fitness who has the dedication to follow a stringent year round program of training and become super fit. If any of these are you – buy this book!