Have you ever thought about ditching your car and riding a bike to work? It’s a great idea! Not only does it keep you healthy, but it will also cut down on your carbon footprint. And cut your stress too. In this post, we have 7 helpful tips for new bike commuters that will make it easier for you to get on your bike and get going.
It seems that the more people cycle, the less likely they are to be fat. There is a clear connection between cycling and weight, as we can see if we look at international statistics and research.
This review of Joe Friel’s Cyclist’s Training Bible shows that the book is not just for Serious Athletes. It’s also 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!
Here are our Top 4 reasons to cycle more. Our reasons include building lean muscle, losing weight, reducing your risk of serious illness, and improving your mental health.
This post will help you to pick the perfect cycling training plan, as it includes links to our most popular and successful bike training plans. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate cyclist, or even quite advanced, we have a plan for you! We have cycling training plans that will take you from complete beginner, to competing in your very first bike race. Use this post to pick a plan that will empower you to achieve your health and fitness goals, and to to live your very own cycling dream.
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.
Riding a bike is a great way to get fit. Just getting on a bike and riding it somewhere will give you exercise, and exercise is always good. So, if you want to get fitter and healthier, and fight aging, riding a bike will help. However, like everything, you can work hard, or you can work smart. And it turns out that interval training on a bike is the smart way to get fitter faster, burn more calories, fight stress and aging, and control blood sugar levels. Read our post to learn more about the exciting benefits of interval training on your bike. It includes the top 7 reasons to do interval training on your bike!
This post provides a guide to stationary bikes, so you can learn how to get started with stationary biking. It is not always possible to bike outdoors. Luckily, it always possible to cycle indoors, with a stationary bike. You could for example join a spin class at the local gym. But when you are just getting started with biking, it can be intimidating to join a class of elite athletes. Fortunately, you can get started on your own stationary bike at home.
Here are three case studies of seniors who have come back from illness by exercising on electric bikes. The challenges they faced included multiple heart attacks, cancer, neurological problems, and stroke. But they didn’t let that stop them – they got out there on e-bikes, and they kept on exercising and enjoying life! Because of cycling on e-bikes, they have all enjoyed an improvement in their health, and a better quality of life. And they are all bravely modelling how to NOT go gently into that good night.
Retirement is a great time to take up a new and exciting hobby – cycling! Not only will you have fun, but cycling has a whole range of exciting benefits that you can read about right here. Put that bus pass away, because after you hear about the benefits of cycling during retirement, you’ll be stuck to the saddle!
Strength training is very beneficial for cyclists, and can help you to improve your stability and your cycling efficiency. More importantly, it is not just about being faster – strength training ultimately enables us to maintain an active lifestyle with a good quality of life longer.
Yet another study has shown the extraordinary benefits of interval training (also known as HIIT) to fight aging. Specifically, it showed the most impressive anti-aging results in older people who did high intensity interval training on stationary bikes. Aging is inevitable, but you can start using interval training on a stationary bike today to fight aging!
Just because you are getting older does not mean you have to give up your love of mountain biking. In fact, mountain biking can help you age gracefully and keep up your strength. A well-trained rider can ride through anything, regardless of their age. That being said, it is important to understand that the body of a 40-year-old is different from that of a 20-year-old. So we’ve put together these 7 tips to help you keep mountain biking after age 40.
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 and protect you from most of the dread diseases. 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. Specifically, it dramatically decreases the chance that you will become sick at all. And this applies to both physical and mental disease.
Here’s a heartwarming video about a morbidly obese man who saved his life with cycling. It provides a lot of motivation for anyone who wants to follow their dreams. Whether your goal is cycling weight loss or just getting fit and healthy, cycling can help you live your dream.
Riding a bike is intense exercise, and you burn a lot of calories doing it. But how many calories do you burn cycling? The short answer: really a lot! Here’s a post that shows you how to work out how many calories you burn cycling. You will see that if you start commuting by bike, you will burn thousands of calories. Potentially, this could help you to lose weight and get into the best shape of your life.
Many fat cyclists complain that they experience discrimination, and that is just plain wrong. Everyone has the right to ride a bike; and fat cyclists should not feel pressured to lose weight. That said, there are some extra challenges for plus-sized cyclists, such as finding an appropriate bike and clothing. This post is about how to deal with those challenges, so you can enjoy cycling, regardless of what your scale has to say.
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.
This post describes 7 steps to lose weight cycling. Cycling burns a lot of calories, and can be sustained for long periods of time because it is so much fun. And because cycling is a low-impact exercise, you can start cycling even if you are very overweight. Many people have lost impressive amounts of weight with the help of cycling, and you could become one of them!
This is a complete bike training plan that is suitable for new cyclists who want to get fit, build muscle, and burn calories. It is 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.