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Are cardio exercises that involve sitting prone to any of the same risks of prolonged stationary sitting?

Sitting becomes a problem when it translates into a pattern of (sedentary) behavior that often results in a lack of regular exercise. More to the point, most of the studies define sitting as a ...
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What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall?

What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall during a run or a bike ride? In endurance sports such as cycling and running, "hitting the wall" or the "bonk" is a condition of sudden ...
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My Max HR declines the more I exercise

There's a lot of quality peer reviewed data out there showing links between aerobic exercise and your heart, but a good summary (with cited studies) is this article from Johns Hopkins: [Exercise] ...
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Cycling vs Gym(Exercise) for weight loss

A few misconceptions here. You will never ever get that "gym body", so don't worry about it It sounds harsh, but it's true for a few different reasons. It's hard to achieve in the first place. You ...
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How to reduce belly and face fat

In short, you can't target fatloss. You can however make some healthy changes to your life, most of which you've already done by the looks of it. Most people have a hard time losing fat on their ...
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Is cycling significantly better for knees compared to running?

TLDR: Yes, cycling is better for your knees (and more than that) Cycling is significantly better for not only your knees but also your ankles and your entire spine. The fact that you push a pedal won'...
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Can I train to improve my Lactate Threshold?

First of all we have to look at what you need in terms of real conditional capacities. Lactate thresholds have been used to asses one's endurance capacities related to many sports such as cycling, ...
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How does the timing of the cool-off phase affect the recovery?

The timing of the cool-down phase of exercise does not affect recovery, because there is no benefit to performing a cool-down after exercise. Based on Do We Need a Cool-Down After Exercise? A ...
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Why is the aerobic system not used anymore upon a certain treshold?

This is another area of metabolism where we don't fully understand everything, and what we do understand can have some misconceptions. Just like the "fat burning zones" (When in actuality we ...
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Benefits of increasing treadmill elevation while running?

I think you should dissociate the muscular and the cardio-vascular endurance. Analyzing your perfomance First of all, I will assume that you are somewhat new to running (since 2 miles is a ...
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How does riding a unicycle compare to riding a bicycle for weight loss?

This link goes to a calories-burned-calculator. Unicycle Input Values Weight: 220 lbs (99.8kg) Height: 67 in (170.2cm) Age: 30 Gender: Male Result 348 Calories per hour The same ...
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How does riding a unicycle compare to riding a bicycle for weight loss?

I would not trust calorie calculators for activities like unicycling at all. First, it depends on how skilled the rider is. The learning curve for the unicycle is quite steep so it takes time to be ...
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Will this help become more fit?

The gym that I train at has several rather cheesy quotes sprayed on the walls, one of the ones that seems particularly apt here is "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be ...
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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)

The most important thing is that you eat enough throughout the day. The only time window that is of any significance is the 1 or 1 and a half hours after working out. Consuming quality foods at this ...
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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?

I feel like there's a fairly wide variety of potential answers here, so I'll throw a few of them out. It's not easy at first As someone who has picked up biking to work probably a half dozen times ...
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Does biking really reduce fats from thighs?

Body part specific fat loss is not possible. A person gradually loses bodyfat from their entire body when fat is lost. Some body parts simply carry more fat than others, so acquiring a lower (total) ...
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Plan for 120 km bicycle race

Option d) Get lucky and find a bunch of slightly overweight but otherwise well trained and motivated guys who took it really easy uphill for the majority of the course and some huge teams near the end ...
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How far should I go on my first cycle?

Just do a short loop close to home . Few mile circuit . Then just keep increasing more and more laps until you have decent fitness level . That way you can push yourself and you will still be close to ...
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How to find music at 60/90/180 bpm to sync with exercise?

I love to run based on BPM. I find that my feet tend to sync with whatever I am listening to anyhow. Spotify I am currently playing around with Spotify. They have a feature (under Browse... Running)...
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How does riding a unicycle compare to riding a bicycle for weight loss?

Aside - riding downhill on a bicycle takes very little effort. Riding downhill on a unicycle takes active effort to control the rotation and stop the uni from getting away from you. There are no ...
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Is cycling good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis?

I wouldn't say that cycling is "bad" for your health. There's solid research that cycling can fix a bum knee, as an example: It is suggested that cycling might be a useful exercise in the ...
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Why do elite cyclists seem to have higher VO2 max tham elite marathon runners?

I'm not positive about the premise here. There are certainly cases of runners having cyclist like VO2 levels. Also, cyclists are way more testing conscious. The fact of the matter is elite cycling ...
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Impact of bike commute on running performance

There should be minimal effect from a typical bike commute on your running workouts and performance. This is a common workout among triathletes, called a "brick" workout, where they are going at a ...
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Does drinking water during a workout really help me?

There is no doubt that hypohydration negatively affects performance, both independently of thirst and independently of knowledge of our hydration status. Recent blind studies (here, here, here, and ...
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Is it right that frontal muscles above knee gets tired (don't like it) during bicycling with heightened load (>260W)?

I wonder - what muscles can be [approx 5-15 cm above knee]? My guess is that there are very few muscles and they should not be important for the cycling. That would be the quadriceps, and they are ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Bike and running both use the leg muscles. They don't focus on "different" muscles, it's the same muscles producing the same type of motion with a different emphasis on where the power is placed. Can ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Your body adapts to whatever you are doing. If your job involves cutting up vegetables then your mind learns the movements required and over time improves the speed and efficiency with which you can ...
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Lower body exercises that would complement my cycling

Pretty much anyone who doesn't regularly lift weights at a intermediate level should be focusing on doing basic compound lifts in the gym. These lifts will give your entire body a workout so that you ...
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How to measure my Maximum Heart Rate with a stationary bike and a heart monitor?

In this article, I've found this protocol: Warm up thoroughly. I suggest spending about 5 minutes until you break a light sweat. Run or Bike for 4 minutes. You should be too out of breath to talk. ...
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Am I ready for a long trip in bicycle?

If you never cycle more than 10km in one ride, I would guess you are not ready for a 90km ride. A fast cyclist averaging 30kph will take three hour to complete such a ride, a slower one might have to ...
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