HOW TO BIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT
I'm going to talkabout how to use bicycling to lose weight. The materials you will need for thisactivity include <br /><span>1<span> </span></span>either an outdoor bicycle or a stationary bicycle <br /><span>2<span> </span></span>and a fitness center. <br />Bicycling is a great form of exercise in order to lose weight becauseit's relatively low impact on the joints. You can begin bicycling, and infairly short order be doing sessions of one to two hours without much adverseeffect, as opposed to some activities, such as walking or running, which may bemore likely to bother the knees or the ankles or the back. Bicycling is also agreat way to burn lots of calories. This is what we call cardio exercise, whichis steady, rhythmic and elevates the heart rate. We recommend using a techniquecalled "Spin to Win," where you don't use particularly highresistance or big gears, rather you use easy-to-medium resistance and pedalwith a fast cadence. If you want to do bicycling to lose weight, the mostimportant thing is to get started and be consistent. Like we said, it's a greatform of exercise for losing weight, but you have to do it and do it regularlyin order to get this benefit. Once you have started and you are consistent withyour bicycling, the next step is to increase both the duration and theintensity of your sessions of cycling. Research shows that you get morebenefits from longer sessions of exercise, and also more intense sessions ofexercise. Also, ideal for weekday sessions of exercise when you might not haveas much time, crank up the resistance and the pedaling cadence and push yourheart rate a little higher. You're breathing harder, you're sweating more. Youmight do this by yourself or in a group cycling class, such as a spin class.These further add to the weight loss benefits. One more word of advice, you'll getmore benefits in terms of weight loss from your bicycling if you add two othercomponents to your overall plan. First of all, you want to watch what you eat.It's a mistake to go bicycling and then eat more food because you're hungry andend up holding your weight steady. So, the best combination is to increase yourexercise and to hold your eating patterns steady. Additionally, if you are ableto add some strength or resistance training, such as body weight resistance,free weights or machines, that will help accelerate your weight loss. Watchingwhat you eat, bicycle lots, bicycle hard and hit the gym once in a while if youcan fit it in."
on Jan 21, 2011 | Cycling