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14 Tips That’ll Help You Lose Weight by Cycling

Your bike is actually one of the best weight loss tools around. Here’s how you can use it drop pounds.<p>1 of 14<p>Don’t Rely Solely on Diets<p>Yes, you lose weight when you cut calories, but all of those pounds lost isn’t fat. A significant percentage of weight loss—up to 30 percent—comes from muscle …

Weight Loss

This Trainer Explains How to Do Carb Cycling For Fat Loss

Carbs have seemed like the enemy of dieters for decades now: the Atkins diet, South Beach, Whole30, Paleo, and now keto. But not only can you still eat carbs and lose weight, but there's a way you can boost your carb intake for fat loss: carb cycling.<p>Carb cycling is a way of eating carbs by …

Understanding Carb Cycling to Build & Maintain Muscle

If you start searching for the perfect diet to suit your goals, you will come across endless different diets or stories. Should you eat carbs or …

Build Lean Muscle With Intermittent Fasting, Carb And Calorie Cycling

So, you want to get leaner and build some muscle? This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach the ultimate goal than you think. …

The One Reason Why You're Not Losing Weight is Simpler Than You'd Think

Just because you’re working your butt off in the gym, sweating profusely, gasping for oxygen, experiencing all the post-workout soreness and seeing your weight dramatically decrease, doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Yes, the truth really hurts, even more than your muscles do after a week at the gym.<p>…

Fitness

By the Numbers: How Losing Weight Improves Cycling Performance

Cycling favors good power-to-weight ratios, but by how much? We calculated exactly how weight loss can boost your riding performance.<p>You don’t have to ride fast to be a cyclist, but if you want to crush some speedy sections, slimming down can really help your cause.<p>“Any reduction in body weight can …

Cycling and heart health: should you worry about pushing your heart too hard?

<b>Provoked by a cardiac glitch of his own, CW fitness editor David Bradford investigates growing evidence that years of endurance exercise can lead to</b> …

Helmet companies are inventing new ways to protect your brain. | Quality Bicycle Products

Modern bike helmets have a tough job. They need to protect the skull and brain against a wide range of impacts, vent air well, be lightweight, and …

How To Run Zwift And TrainerRoad Simultaniously

It’s January, and the Polar Vortex is doing its thing here in the northern hemisphere. But that didn’t stop cyclists and triathletes from firing up …

Sports cardiology, and the complex nature of heart screening for professional cyclists

<i>In April, the cycling community was shocked by the sudden death of 23-year-old Belgian Michael Goolaerts at Paris-Roubaix after suffering cardiac</i> …

7 Techniques To Get You Cycling Faster By Summer

With British summertime on the horizon, you may be thinking about the best way to prepare for your summer sportive or beating your rival at the …

Top 5 Tips To Climb Like A 'Conquistatore'

The Giro d’Italia’s iconic climbs are long, steep, daunting and legendary for the punishment they dish out. This year the riders face the mighty …

10 steps to your ideal cycling weight

Reaching your target weight is one of the best ways to get more out of your training.<p>Henry Furniss, personal trainer and co-founder of Wyndymilla …

New Ramp Test Makes FTP Testing More Efficient and Less Stressful

Traditional FTP tests have many downsides so we developed the Ramp Test. It hurts less, removes pacing from the equation, and takes less time to …

Swimming

Fueling the Triathlete: Evidence-Based Practical Advice... : Current Sports Medicine Reports

Getzin, Andrew R. MD, FACSM1; Milner, Cynthia RDN, CSSD2; Harkins, Marie MS, FNP-BC, CDE3<p>Current Sports Medicine Reports: July/August 2017 - Volume …

Weight Loss

The Science Behind Getting Faster and Breaking Through a Fitness Plateau

The infamous fitness plateau is a state no athlete wishes to face. We’re going to make sure you never find yourself there.Throughout this discussion, …

How Safe is Your Cycle? How Safe is Your Saddle? - Cycling to Health

Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a urologist at Stanford Health Care, and Dr. Roger Minkow, of Roger Minkow Consulting, talk about what you need to know when …

Saddle Sores: What Causes Them, and How to Treat Them

Chafing and saddle sores can happen even if you have a perfect saddle and bike fit, especially if you put in long miles in hot weather. Your bike saddle, shorts, and the salt crystals from dried sweat can work together like fine sandpaper on your butt while you pedal. It's even worse if it's humid …

Do you need to warm up before cycling?

<b>Skipping your warm-up may save time, but your performance will suffer</b><p>A warm-up before a training session or race is essential for preparing your body …

6 tips to maximise your cycling training time

Are you pressed for time? Follow these tips to get the most out of a limited training schedule.<p>A busy work and personal life can wreak havoc with …

I Zwift, And I Like It!

<b>In which I travel to an exotic cycling paradise (in my living room), sprint at 56 kilometres per hour (without wearing a shirt) and climb the</b> …

Training Tuesday: Nutrition Basics for Effectively Fueling Your Summer Training

I feel my job as a coach is not necessarily to know everything about everything. I have built familiarity with a lot, but I think it’s more important …

Jared Graves: Dangerously Motivated

A glimpse of what it takes to be one of the best bike racers of our time with Jared Graves.<br>( Comments : 7 )

Brisbane

How to get the most out of indoor cycling training

While many cyclists think they're sufficiently hardened to ride through the toughest of conditions, there will come a time when weather or temperature or perhaps injury will necessitate some time off the road. Some riders will drown their sorrows by sampling random cardio routines. Others attend …

How This Man Carved a Six-Pack and Became an Adventurer

In 2014, Marcus Leach was on a flight home from his honeymoon in India. His wife was sleeping soundly in the seat next to him, but he was wide awake …

Body Fat

7 Flat Stomach Hacks You Need to Try

It goes without saying that <i>every</i> body is a bikini body, but if a flat stomach is high on your agenda for summer, you’re definitely not alone. 62% of …

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Exercise

Cycling and cramp: the fact, the theory and the fallacy behind the mystery affliction

<b>What are the causes and treatments for the lightening bolt of pain poised to hit cyclists at the very worst moment?</b><p>Most cyclists have been there at …

How to be a better cyclist in seven steps

<b>Becoming a better, fitter, faster cyclist doesn't need to be an experiment in self torture - cycling is fun, just set some goals and plan your riding</b> …

Top 3 Strength Training Mistakes by Cyclists

Strength training for cyclists has been the early season norm for many decades and for good reason too. Hitting the weight room increases core …