The Fitness Benefits of Cycling:
Low impact on joints: Unlike walking or running, there is no uncomfortable clashing of joints in bicycling, so any person, of any weight, can get on a bike and start pedaling.It builds your largest muscles: Bicycling works out your glutes, hamstrings, and quads, the largest muscles in your body. For every extra pound of muscle, your body will burn an extra 50 calories per day at rest. Bicycling allows you to build up your muscle mass to burn more calories a day, even when you are not actually on the bike.It burns a great deal of calories: Bicycling is one of the most efficient calorie-burning exercises out there. At a recreational pace of 13 to 15 MPH, you will burn 500 to 600 calories in one hour! This means that if you bike for one hour a day, every day of the week, that’s 3500 calories, or a whole pound of fat burned away.Build cardiovascular endurance: Many people find cycling for one hour much more manageable than jogging for one hour.
Cycling Workout for Beginners:
Time: 20 minutes
If you have never bicycled for exercise before, or haven’t exercised in a few years, this basic cycling workout for beginners will help ease your body back into motion.
-5 minutes: Warm up with a few stretches and some easy pedaling.
-10 minutes: Steady-paced cycling, whatever your pace may be. The goal is to bike for 10 minutes without stopping.
-5 minutes: Cool down with easy pedaling and stretches.
Cycling Tips for Tall Men:
1. Whether you plan to start taking cycling classes or riding outdoors, finding a bike that works for your body type is most important.
2. Handlebar height and stem length are also two very important factors in choosing a bike. Most commonly for taller men the handle bars are too low, so you will an adjustable handle bar bike.
3. The bikes frame material is key to the longevity of the bike. Carbon and aluminum frames tend to break down faster. Heavier riders should consider going with a titanium or still frame bike it will hold up their larger frame longer.
*Before attempting to do any type of workout always remember to stretch and listen to your body if you feel any painful discomfort. Let’s work!!!!!