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Questions about bicycle commuting, recreational biking or competitive biking.

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Spinning classes where participants race and compete for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc? [on hold]

Are there any gyms that offer cycling classes where the class is a "race"? It would be similar to spinning classes, but everyone in the room would be competing against each other. So let's say my ...
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How should I plan of cycling in a air-polluted area like as Dhaka?

I will in need to travel 15kms in late-morning and 15kms in the evening; five days a week. What can be the pros and cons of the cycling? How will I have to adjust with the cons?
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What unit is resistance on stationary bike?

I need to know how exactly speed is calculated on a stationary bike. For this I need to know in which units the resistance on the bike is set. The scale is from 1 to 25, but what exactly do these ...
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How long before carbs wear off?

I have a question about carbs for the first hour of a workout. I want to maintain 45 grams of carbs per hour of work out. I can eat right before the workout and be good for the first hour. But if I ...
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Benefits of different kinds of Cardio for Warmup

I'm going to the gym regularly for weight lifting for half a year now. I incorporate some light cardio (5 min) and a muscle specific warmup with an elastic band into my workout routine to get blood ...
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Why do people seem to find biking tiring even for short trips when exercise is supposed to enhance productivity and health?

Here's a study saying that exercise improves mental performance. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23795769 The health benefits of cycling are even known to outweigh the dangers of cycling. When ...
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Wrist pain when cycling for over an hour

I never had any injuries to my wrists in any sport, but I started to pick up cycling again (about 2 days a week) and when I go on for over an hour my wrists start hurting. I used to do cycling when ...
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My Max HR declines the more I exercise

I am 49 years old and have been doing endurance type sports since age 6 and started tracking my HR on the popular devices since 2004, attending every major training coarse I can and reading a few ...
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Impact of bike commute on running performance

I'm a runner and I currently run about 35-40 miles per week. Recently I was giving the possibility to commute to work twice a week using the bike. I would be given $0.30 for every ridden mile from to ...
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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)

I'm a little confused due to my situation. I bicycle a lot everyday as a mode of transport, however I do weight training 3 times a week specifically focusing on arms and shoulders. Overall, I'm new ...
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What's the highest heart rate that I can exercise and still be very fresh for work?

Walking and cycling to work can be healthy and can save money. Exercise is even known to improve productivity. Since tiredness affects job performance especially if it's a physical job, it's very ...
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Why do elite cyclists seem to have higher VO2 max tham elite marathon runners?

For example, Chris Froome's VO2 max was 84.6. Some were at least 90! http://blog.trainerroad.com/how-vo2-max-work-makes-you-fast-the-science-behind-it-all/ While marathon runners seem to fall between ...
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Aerobic capacity standards/classifications

Most strength sports have classifications and standards to assist athletes in the assessment of their current performance level. For example, these are the standards for men, ordered by weight class, ...
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Will this help become more fit?

140ib 18 year old girl. My diet is generally good but I've never really dedicated my time to fitness. I want to get the yearly pass for the gym at my school so I can start regularly exercising. I'm ...
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Burning LDL with bike rides

I am trying to burn off LDL cholesterol by trying to stay in the fat burning zone(i use a wahoo HR monitor to track my zones) I have hypertension and i love cycling, i usually take whey protein post ...
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Meaning of “time in zone”

I am doing a translation into French and I cannot understand the meaning of "time in zone". The sentence reads: "It allows you to analyze your time in zone, cycling-specific VO2 and recovery time.". ...
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Is cycling good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis?

From Wikipedia about Lumbar hyperlordosis: Commonly known as swayback, it is common in dancers. Imbalances in muscle strength and length are also a cause, such as weak hamstrings, or tight hip ...
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What stretches are useful before riding a recumbent trike?

I have a recumbent trike. Basically you sit back in a comfortable chair, pedal with your legs, and steer using the bars on either side. It uses different muscles from a regular bike, as one does not ...
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How does riding a unicycle compare to riding a bicycle for weight loss?

I see many on-line calculators for calculating calories burned while riding a bicycle. Would riding a unicycle be similarly useful for losing weight? I notice there are several differences between ...
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Is cycling significantly better for knees compared to running?

I've been running 3+ times/week for cardiovascular fitness and other benefits but recently been feeling a bit of strain on my right knee. Its not painful but I guess it's prudent to hear the message ...
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How to reduce belly and face fat [duplicate]

I am 26 years old, M, 5'7 height. I have been doing exercise running- 30 mins daily and cycling - 20 mins. I do crunches also in my daily activities. I drink lot of watter like hell, not taking ...
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No Rest Between Cycling And Running [closed]

is this ok if i don't take rest between cycling and running activities ... here is my routine first five days : running ( 30 - 35 km ) sat,sun : cycling ( 80 - 100 km )
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Optimal RPM when bicycling? [closed]

Regarding the RPM (revolutions per minute) while bicycling: I have heard that a too low RPM is bad for your knees. Both too low and too high is a waste of energy. What is the optimal RPM when cycling?
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Incorporating singlespeed cycling training into current freeweight routine.

I've entered a 100 Mile Cycling Sportive (that takes place in July 4 months to train) I intend to ride it on a singlespeed (non fixed gear) road bike. (with a gear ratio of 43-16) This will be the ...
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Working out vs. active lifestyle

Is an "active lifestyle" enough activity for maintaining health? For example, I don't do any sports. However, five times a week I cycle to work (about 20-25 minutes one way, very slow pace), almost ...
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Why am I losing more weight cycling than running?

I used to routinely run about 35 minutes each day. This was interval style running with 30 second sprints every 7 minutes or so. I kept this up for about 2 years. My stamina increased greatly doing ...
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Why can I run at 90-95%HRmax but not bike at more than 80-85%HRmax?

Is your HRmax when biking different then for running, or can you train to raise the HR you can achieve when biking to comparable levels? I think your absolute HRmax - the point when you faint - is ...
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Are cardio exercises that involve sitting prone to any of the same risks of prolonged stationary sitting?

There are a number of articles and studies that have found sitting for long periods is harmful. A lot of them cite cardio exercise as a way to help combat the harmful effects. Is this something ...
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Negative consequences to training with IT band injury?

Around 6 weeks ago I started to get pain in my IT band. I tried resting with stretching for 2 weeks almost immediately after the injury, and the problem has persisted. Currently I'm swimming 3 times ...
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How to find music at 60/90/180 bpm to sync with exercise? [closed]

I follow the recommendation that it's good practice to run with a close to 170/180 bpm pace, at any speed (slow or fast). That is, when running you should be hitting the floor around 180 times per ...
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What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall? [closed]

What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall during a run or a bike ride? That is the main question, but to generate a more detailed answer here please consider these corollary questions: Can this can ...
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Can I train to improve my Lactate Threshold?

From Wikipedia: Lactate inflection point (a.k.a. Lactate Threshold), is the exercise intensity at which the blood concentration of lactate and/or lactic acid begins to exponentially increase. Often ...
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How would I prepare for long distance biking?

I'm getting ready to go to college in about 7 weeks. But, it's too far to walk and if I was to take the bus, it would use the money they give me for transportation. I'm also not allowed to take a taxi ...
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Guidelines for using spinning (stationary bike) as cross-training for long-distance running

I'm interested in using spinning (group stationary bike class) as part of a long-distance-running training plan (from half marathon to ultra marathon). Typical plans include running at least 4 days/wk ...
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Cycling vs Gym(Exercise) for weight loss [closed]

Just like others I am looking for weight loss. For this time I have two options buying a bicycle or joining a gym to lose extra weight and get the body in shape just like a normal human and not a gym ...
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How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?

Yesterday I finished an anual bike race - 100km of cross-country riding with 6000m total elevation that many amateurs (over 2000) around here attempt. For most people it takes between 5 and 12 hours ...
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How to train for marathon

I really really want to train for a marathon, but I can't find anybody to do it with me, and I just can't seem to be able to train alone. At the beginning of the year I found someone to do these ...
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Training zones and training plans

I decided to recently try create my own cycling training plan, but I think I misinterpreted some of the info and am overtraining. I used Strava to get a lot of information and also read up from online ...
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

I have a 120 km bicycle race coming up this weekend, which is just outside of my comfort zone and I need a plan. When cycling with a team, I can keep 30 km/h for about 2:20 or so and do my fair share ...
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Cycling and abs exercises [closed]

I commute to my work by bicycle everyday except weekend 12.6 km and back (totalling 25.2). I cycle this route in low-intensity between 60%-70% MHR. I would like to add some abs exercises as my belly ...
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What can I do to alleviate hip/groin pain on the upstroke?

I used to be able to ride my bike for miles and do spin classes with no problems. I stopped when I started working a graveyard shift. It entailed sitting for hours on end. I did this for a few years. ...
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Running vs Cycling vs Stairs

What is best way to burn calories? Some of my friends do cycling and I do running. I have seen statistics from fitness App and I found that I am burning more calories then them if we keep distance ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
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Lower body exercises that would complement my cycling [duplicate]

I commute by bike and go to the gym two or three times each week. At the gym, I usually do upper body workouts, since I already cycle a lot. Not all my lower body muscles are exercised when I cycle. ...
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How to measure my Maximum Heart Rate with a stationary bike and a heart monitor?

I've just bought a heart monitor. It looks like the fundamental number for my training is my Maximum Heart Rate (MRH or Max HR). This number changes if you are cycling or running. I've seen ...
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Am I ready for a long trip in bicycle? [closed]

I've been training for the last three months to complete a 90 Km route. I feel my legs are ready for that, but I'm affraid my weight can be a problem. I'm 31 years olds, 165 cm tall (5' 5"), and my ...
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Max heart rate over 190 at 51 [duplicate]

I'm 51 and, when cycling or running, (I do about 120-150 km per week) I find myself comfortable at over 160 BPM and even at 180 BPM for a few km or when climbing a long climb (5-8 km, which means ...
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cycling 10km everyday for fitness and weightloss

I am 38 year old male 173cm height and weighing 80kgs and yes my bmi is little above normal. I have been on and off working out in gym through my 20s but never serious could bench max 80kg. I recent ...
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Benefits of increasing treadmill elevation while running?

Last week I was able to run on a treadmill for 2 miles at a constant speed of 6.0 (which is a 10 minute mile pace) at an avg elevation of 3 (I started at 4 and dropped as I got more and and more ...
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Multi-workout sports programme?

I have recently bought a bike and would like to find a good program/plan to follow that includes cycling, weight training and maybe another type of sport (which I can do by myself). What I am looking ...