What to Wear Cycling in Varying Weather, a Conversation with Coach Ertl This column began in early December when I started trading emails with Coach David Ertl. Coach Ertl lives and rides in Iowa. I grew up in neighboring Missouri and can attest to the terrible weather (and the 100-degree-plus extremes — in normal years!) possible in that part of the world. What follows is … [Read more...] about What to Wear in Various Weather
By Coach David Ertl, Ph.D. Season 5 of the Des Moines Cycle Club’s (DMCC) Pedal Off the Pounds Program is in the record books. For the past five years, since I wrote the eBook Pedal Off The Pounds for RBR, my local bike club has been conducting a program by the same name to help get people back on their bikes, eating right, and losing weight. Based along the same lines as … [Read more...] about Still Pedaling Off The Pounds
Question: I read your article this week about the book The Haywire Heart. You say that the book's authors suggest using a heart rate monitor to monitor for problems: "Another suggestion is to wear a heart rate monitor at all times while training. This can help detect problems we may not be aware of, and can serve as useful information to a doctor should an episode … [Read more...] about Can Heart Rate Monitor Data Help Detect Heart Problems?
If you have read my eBook Pedal Off The Pounds (POTP), you know that it is filled with tips on healthy eating. While the eBook if focused on eating for weight loss, most of the suggestions are designed for healthy living as well, including heart health. POTP discusses eating whole, unprocessed foods that are rich in nutrients and low in empty calories. When I wrote the book, … [Read more...] about A Cautionary Tale: How Cycling Saved My Life
Ever wondered if you can lose weight cycling? As a suggestion to those of you who belong to a cycling club, Coach David Ertl thought it would be fun to share with you information about how his own hometown club in Des Moines, Iowa, has used his eBook as the foundation for a seasonal weight-loss contest. The results speak for themselves, but there’s nothing stopping individual … [Read more...] about Can You Lose Weight by Cycling? These Cyclists Sure Did!