There is no shortage of ways to get fit these days, and many of these methods are arguably effective. The most effective exercise regimen, however, is the one that you enjoy the most and that you will be able to commit to doing consistently. A popular fitness craze is long and short-distance cycling. Avid cyclists tout the health benefits of bicycling. These include increased cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and agility. But that's not where the list ends. If you're interested in taking up cycling for fitness or for sport, here are a few things that you should know:
As an athlete, I enjoy sports of all kinds, but I have my favorites. As a child I enjoyed riding my bike and playing football with the neighborhood kids. In high school I played tennis and volleyball. I went on to play tennis in college, but funny enough that was not my ‘favorite’ sport. My favorite sport is big wave body-boarding and surfing. I don’t live in a place to enjoy that as often as I’d like, but it’s a compromise I am making for a bigger goal.
Today we had the first actual RL52 Cycling sports specific session at Launch Sport Performance in Rockville, MD - Pre-Season Football Cycle! It was amazing to actually see football players on the bike in the cycling studio going through the sports specific sets, mimicing actual on-the-field work on the bike and listening to their feedback and reaction to this type of training. Oh yeah and the bike moves from side to side - its not just your ordinary bike...but an amazing cross-training tool.
Yes July is the month that marks the middle of summer. Even though we all know that summer does officially start the third week of July we all seem to look at summer is being June, July, and August. July being the middle of summer is not what excites me. July excites me because it is the month where I personally get renewed with energy in my own exercise, fitness, wellness, and nutrition regimen.
Myofascial Release Part 3 I got some feedback from readers that I’m writing a little too technically. Sorry everyone, when I get in science mode it’s hard to get out! This time around I’ll try my best to make things as understandable as possible, but feel free to comment with questions or requests for further explanation.
Many athletes take ibuprofen before, during or after exercise to help relieve muscle soreness and to assist in muscle recovery. I have often overheard athletes jokingly referring to ibuprofen as "Vitamin I" in the ultrarunning community as they swear by the drug's pain reducing effects. But just how beneficial or safe is the over-the-counter drug during exercise?