By Coach John Hughes As an RBR reader you probably know the major factors that affect how long you will live: Smoking shortens the life expectancy of 30-year-old men by 6.6 years and women by 5.5 years.Diabetes shortens the life expectancy of 30-year-old men by 6.5 years and women by 5.3 years.Heavy stress shortens the life expectancy of 30-year-old men by 2.8 years and … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Too Much Stress Shortens Your Life
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By Menachem Brodie The question of whether to lift or ride first is one that nearly every rider who is using strength training has asked themselves. While we may not think that the order has an huge impact, it can in fact be a pretty large factor in whether you stay healthy, or open yourself up to an injury -- especially for riders over the age of 50. … [Read more...] about Riding or Strength Training? Which Should You Do First?
QUESTION: My cycling buddies say I should be doing intervals if I want to become a better cyclist. But I find them boring and painful. Can I just race on Zwift instead? - Landon J RBR REPLIES: Why ride painful intervals when you can simply race on Zwift to increase your fitness? If you're training so that you can race better, wouldn't it make more sense to just train by … [Read more...] about Zwift Races vs. Intervals: Which is better for fitness?
By Coach John Hughes Improving your speed isn't super hard and doesn't have to be very painful. Here's how the training paradigm works: Overload -> Damage + Recovery = Improvement Your body is used to riding a particular amount of miles at a certain speed a week. If you want to improve you have to ask your body to do more. You could: … [Read more...] about How Do I Improve My Cycling Speed?
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley A little over two years ago, I wrote a Tech Talk called A Simple, Effective Exercise to Help Relieve Cycling Related Knee Pain. In it, I described something known as the Muncie Exercise, which was (at the time) starting to help me get past debilitating knee pain. If you missed that article and/or would like to learn more about the … [Read more...] about Spice Guy