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
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Can Heart Rate Monitor Data Help Detect Heart Problems?
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?
How Can I Best Use Commuting as Training?
Question: This past fall, a job change meant a change to my commute. I now ride over 15 miles each way. This means my weekends are now recovery time instead of riding time. I can fit intervals into my commute twice a week and I can occasionally take a day off by getting a ride from a co-worker. But other than that, how can I, at 51 years old, use this commute time as a … [Read more...] about How Can I Best Use Commuting as Training?