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Why Cycling Tones the Whole Body


Cycling Tones
Cycling Tones

Riding a bicycle is known to provide a wide array of health benefits, including improving cardiovascular function and lowering stress levels. One of the most powerful benefits of cycling on the body, though, is that it tones so many muscles at once.

Cycling tones:

The Core Muscles

When a person maintains proper posture while cycling, they must work their back and abdominal muscles. Holding healthy posture while the limbs are moving requires extra work, forcing the fine muscles in this part of the body to get stronger and tighter. As a result, one of the benefits of cycling can be a great compliment to exercises like crunches when it comes to trimming the waistline.

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Why This 30-Minute Cycling Interval Workout Works


woman in spin class
woman in spin class

Are you looking forward to cruising on your bicycle this summer through a silky warm breeze? Imagine having even more strength and energy this year and cruising up those hills.

It’s no secret that interval training is a smart way to increase your fitness. And if you’re a cyclist, it prepares you for a great outdoor cycling season. A good half hour of sweating indoors on rainy days pays off when the weather improves and you set out on the open road.

So what is the next step? I recommend making a plan [can hyperlink your cycling plan here]. Look at one month at a time. Each week slightly increases the length and difficulty of the workouts. I recommend 1-2 days of interval workouts (structured high-intensity) per week.

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The Benefits of a High Intensity Walking Program


Walking Program
Walking Program

High intensity exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Walking is an often underestimated option that almost anybody can do. Recent studies of elderly walkers in Japan have watched the effects of casual-pace walking versus higher-paced aerobic walking. The results clearly highlighted a boost in fitness for those who walked at a high pace.

The study gives hope to people who have previously shied away from high intensity exercise that they are not conditioned yet to do, such as jogging or spin classes for example. The study had adults between age 44-78 do intervals of high intensity walking for 30 minutes 3 times per week for 5 months.

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