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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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Stop Wasting Time Strength Training the Wrong Way


Wrong Exercise
Wrong Exercise

There was a time when strength training and women would never have been thought to go together. That is no longer the case, as more and more women are reaping the fantastic benefits of strength training. However, most women still do not strength train correctly (and likely many men as well). If you were to spend just a few minutes in a busy gym, you would likely find many women who are performing rep and rep with the lightest dumbbell, afraid to lift anything heavier. A popular myth is that lifting anything heavier will leave them looking like big and bulky, like a body builder or a linebacker. That is simply not true and, definitely, a myth.

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