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I didn't see it mentioned, but diet is very important. The saying "Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym." applies here too, if you eat less calories than calories burned, you won't gain unwanted weight!


Technically speaking knees can't be weak - your knee, anatomically doesn't even exist, but is a joint where a number of bones, ligaments and muscles all join and interact. People commonly feel that they have "weak knees" because the muscles that support the knee joint are undertrained. To compensate this lack of strength, they hyperextend the knee joint so ...


If you want to loose weight, you should do intervals. Go all out for 20-30 seconds, than go slow for 30-60 seconds. Repeat this 5-10 times, depending on your energy expenditure. High Interval training is by far the most effective way to loose weight - except eating clean off course.


I'm going to disagree with the answer provided even though it is mostly factually correct. I think you should try and maintain as high a pace as you can during your commute, while staying in you aerobic range. The easiest way to find the correct pace is to wear a heart rate monitor while riding and target a particular HR Zone (read-up on heart rate ...


The body "selects" the substrate for fuel on the amount of time that it has to provide energy to sustain the exercise, and the amount of oxygen available to use in the conversion process. At lower intensities, fat (both stored and circulating ffa {free fatty acids}) is the preferred source, with carbohydrates in minimal proportions. As you get higher in ...


While cycling you need to overcome inertia, wind resistance and gravity. Inertia is related to moving weight, wind resistance to your speed and gravity come into play when you climb uphill. Various things will influence the amount of work produced on your bike, and calories burnt as a result Course elevation profile Wind conditions The bike you ride (road, ...


You do work on a bicycle to overcome wind resistance and to lift you and the bike up hills. If you do a slow flat ride, you will burn fewer calories; if you do a fast hilly ride, you will burn more. Converting the two values you give to calories per hour would be 440-810 calories. I'm a fairly serious recreational cyclist; I ride a few thousand miles a ...

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