Top Health Benefits of Cycling Machines and Indoor Cycling

Cycling indoors is very healthy for you. Spending a little bit of time each day cycling in your home will enable you to reap the mental and physical benefits offered through cycling. The great thing about cycling is the fact that it can be fun for anyone.

There really is no cutoff age when it comes to cycling. Even today cycling continues to gain immense popularity through Continue reading

The Why’s And How’s Of Cyclist’s Knee

Out of all the sports, cycling and swimming seem to cause the fewest amount of injuries. On the other hand, running seems to cause every injury known to man. Although running bears the brunt of injury criticism, cycling can cause injury too; one injury in particular is in fact shared with runners. The injury most commonly referred to as runner’s knee has another name which is goes by: cyclist’s knee.

The “Catch-All” Injury

Okay, so technically there’s not just one injury that can be called cyclist’s knee. The term cyclist’s knee actually refers to multiple repetitive and overuse injuries. The two most common Continue reading

Are You Overtraining?

There’s a fine line between pushing yourself to be in top physical condition and overtraining. How do we know when we’re getting too close to that line and need to back off a little to give our body a little extra rest? In the book Sport Physiology For Coaches by Brian J. Sharkey and Steven E. Gaskill, they give an easy and accurate test called the Fatigue Index that you can administer yourself to know when you are accumulating fatigue.

Importance of Testing Yourself

The results of this test closely correlate to your body’s immune function. As the fatigue index increases, so does your risk for depressed immune function and upper respiratory infections. As any athlete knows, getting sick is the last thing we want, so it’s important to test Continue reading