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Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company -- National Cycling -- Think About Cross Training to Improve Your Cycling

Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company -- National Cycling -- Think About Cross Training to Improve Your Cycling | road cycling | Scoop.it

While cycling is hard on the muscles, it's also hard on the joints, and can lead to repetitive motion disorder (RMD).  To avoid this it is not only encouraged to do some light weight training, but to also incorporate a type of cross training and stretching in your fitness schedule.  A coordinator at Life Time Fitness states that she organizes educational seminars to help cyclists learn different ways they can improve their health by ways other than biking.  


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Core Exercises for Cyclists: Cycling Training Tips & Workouts | Bicycling Magazine

Core Exercises for Cyclists: Cycling Training Tips & Workouts | Bicycling Magazine | road cycling | Scoop.it
Here's how to train the most important muscles for cycling.

 

One of the most important muscles when riding a bike is your core. Here is one routine with eight great exercises and poses that will help strengthen every muscle of your core when performed correctly. This article also highlights some common questions cyclists have about their bodies and fitness goals. If you’ve been cycling for some time but haven’t lost your gut this article addresses how to fix that, and it also suggests some new bike riding positions for those looking to strengthen their core. Some of these new ideas are riding with only one leg pushing the pedals while the other leg extends out and in, and riding standing up while contracting your pelvis in and out.


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She Lost 35 Pounds by Biking | Fitbie

She Lost 35 Pounds by Biking | Fitbie | road cycling | Scoop.it

A new testimonial from a mother who found a passion for fitness through biking.  After she gained pregnancy weight she found that the extra pounds left her with a lot of pain in her feet.  Feeling this and seeing pictures of herself motivated her to start working out.  It was her husband who actually introduced her to biking and she became hooked cycling 12 miles three times a week.  After doing this her joint pain began to disappear and she lost 35 pounds.  Her advice for all of you fellow bikers?  Take it one day at a time.  


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(EN) - Cycling Glossary: Cycling Terms and Bike Terminology Glossary | swissretreat.com

(EN) - Cycling Glossary: Cycling Terms and Bike Terminology Glossary | swissretreat.com | road cycling | Scoop.it

"A cycling glossary of bike terminology, cycling terms and cycling slang. From Autobus to Zimmerman your indispensible cycling dictionary."


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Bike Repair

Get this application. "Bike Repair" on the application store for iphones is a great app that helps you single handedly diagnose problems you're having with your bike and how you can repair it.  Much like health diagnostic apps it leads you through the possible problems you could be having by first determining which part of your bike is having problems and then getting more specific.  Reviews are great for this app and state that it greatly helps the beginner, and allows you to be proud of your accomplishments for fixing your own bike.  


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Building Strong Glutes: Cycling Fitness Tips | Bicycling Magazine

Building Strong Glutes: Cycling Fitness Tips | Bicycling Magazine | road cycling | Scoop.it
To strengthen your core, you have to get tough on your rear...

 

While working hard on your core it is also very important that you strengthen your butt muscles.  While most cyclists can attest to the fact that their rear has become much stronger since they started cycling, it actually only targets the inner muscles, and not the outer muscles.  To avoid many common pains cyclists encounter, you need to keep your glutes strong.  These three steps highlighted in this article will help shape your butt to be stronger and firmer.  


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Biking for fun

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Biking For Fun - Cycling Blog. Discover the advantages of cycling. Find the best cycling tours. Discover the best trainings methods.


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