How cycling can improve your fitness and training program.
As you will see through T-Squared personal training, there are many different activities you can undertake to improve your fitness and well being. One activity that is sometimes overlooked is cycling. Cycling and bike training are superb forms of exercise and can provide you with a range of awesome benefits.
Bike training in the gym is a great stress reliever and, of course, provides you with an epic workout. Outdoor cycling offers the same physical benefits, and also allows you to see the world and enjoy some fresh air and scenery. In the following paragraphs, we aim to divulge the benefits of cycling, and how you can incorporate it into your healthy lifestyle.
Cycling has many benefits for your body and fitness
Before looking at how you can start cycling, it is important to understand how this form of exercise can benefit your body. The following are some of the main benefits of cycling:
– Cycling promotes weight loss through the burning of calories
– Cycling helps build muscles including calves, glutes and hamstrings
– Cycling helps improve your cardiovascular health and longevity
– Cycling is low impact and doesn’t put as much stress on your joints and muscles
– Cycling can help improve your breathing techniques and stamina
These are just a few of the main benefits – it offers a great deal more besides. Don’t forget about the mental benefits too. Cycling can improve your mental power and help you maintain greater levels of concentration. It can also improve your coordination and special awareness.
Finally, cycling is a great addition to your personal training plan. When training with T-Squared, you will cover a wide range of activities and receive a full workout. Cycling both in the gym and outdoors can help build further on the work you have done, and provide your body with much needed variety. Once you have started cycling, you will see just how beneficial it is and you will wonder why you never purchased a bike sooner!
How can you incorporate cycling into your lifestyle and regime?
Now that you understand why cycling is beneficial, and how a bike can complement your fitness regime, you can look at purchasing your own bike to start cycling! Unless you are purchasing a bike to enter competition, you do not need a top of the range model, so it’s perfectly fine to check out some online bike retailers like Chain Reaction Cycles and see if you can get your hands on a good deal.
Ideally you want a bike that has a range of gears – this will allow you to alter the resistance, much in the same way you would with an exercise bike in the gym. Furthermore, the bike should have a comfortable seat and be adjustable to match your height and leg length.
Once you have purchased a bike, you could start by taking short rides out at the weekend – get accustomed to the bike and test your limits. As you progress, you can increase your mileage and look at riding more complex routes. To complement this and your training regime, we can also look at adding cycling sessions into your personal program.
We hope you have found this article useful. Why not look into purchasing a bike today and see how cycling can improve your lifestyle!