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My First 80 Km Ride in 2023

My First 80 Km Ride in 2023

Intro The last 15 Km were difficult. I hadn’t been on a bike/ indoor bike in a while but I am super pleased I completed the 80 Km. Some of my friends on Strava do a 100+ Km regularly – it is quite a long list of accomplished amateur cyclists. Hats off to Bill Fudge, …

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Indoor Cycling Fun and Health Benefits

Indoor Cycling Fun and Health Benefits

How It Works Ready to give indoor cycling a spin? Prepare to drip with sweat, get your blood pumping, and want to come back for more. Indoor cycling helps you shed fat, improve your heart health, and boost your muscle endurance. Your legs will get a serious workout. By the end of the session, you’ll have a steady stream of …

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It Was Good Going Back to Gym

It Was Good Going Back to Gym

The Benefits of Different Exercise Intensities for Your Brain Health

The Benefits of Different Exercise Intensities for Your Brain Health

MIXING UP THE TEMPOS OF YOUR WORKOUTS CAN BOOST YOUR MOOD, ABILITY TO PROCESS INFORMATION, AND CAPACITY TO PAY ATTENTION “…the study on cyclists found that variable high-intensity exercise—a series of bike sprints interspersed with low-intensity moments—was significantly better for postride recovery than doing moderate-intensity exercise for the same amount of time…” A new study published in the journal Brain …

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A 70 Km Ride Followed by Chocolate Cake

A 70 Km Ride Followed by Chocolate Cake

This was the longest Wattbike ride I have done this far and to celebrate I enjoyed the biggest slice of chocolate cake I could find. If you do Wattbiking I strongly recommend your download the App – to find out more visit the Wattbike Hub and Wattbike.com. You will obtain much useful data w.r.t. your …

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My Year in Sport 2019

Thanks to everyone who encouraged and supported me. If I compare my results of ‘Year in Sport 2019’ to the results of those I follow on Strava such as Hans S. (Netherlands), Mark Mendes (South Africa), Mike Ramseyer (UK), Jonny Wignall (UK), Trevor Silvera (the Philippines – who cycles some 70 Kms/ day) then my …

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Benefits and Risks of Two-a-Day Training for Cyclists

“For a long time, the concepts of ‘time-crunched athletes’ and ‘two-a-day’ training sessions seemed completely contradictory…” read on… By Chris Carmichael,Founder & Head Coach of CTS For a long time, the concepts of ‘time-crunched athletes’ and ‘two-a-day’ training sessions seemed completely contradictory. Over the past two years, however, I’ve seen an increase in the number …

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Lifting Weights Can Cut Your Cancer Risk by 25%

As if the bone-building, heart-strengthening, and hill-powering effects of pumping iron weren’t enough to make you cross-train. Older adults who lift weights are about 25 percent less likely to develop colon cancer than those who don’t pump iron, a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercisefinds. These new findings join previous research …

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Tips for Cycling into your 50+

As you get older, your mobility may be limited. Medical conditions such as arthritis can impair your ability to perform the same types of exercise as you used to. Cycling increases your heart rate but minimizes wear and tear on your body. Still, we have some tips for safeguarding your joints and staying safe while …

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My 1H Wattbike PB

Yesterday I got up with a massive sore-throat. In the past this would be an indication that a bad cold would follow. Due to work commitments yesterday I wasn’t able to do my treatment for the cold but fortunately the sore-throat subsided. This morning I hardly had a sore-throat. Nonetheless I wan’t feeling strong enough …

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