May 13, 2021
Anti-Aging: 4 Essential Year-Round Home Resistance Exercises
By Coach John Hughes
As we age resistance training becomes more important. I call it resistance training exercise because strength training has the connotation of going to the gym and lifting free weights or using machines. You can do these exercises at home with no special equipment. Read more.
EZ-Clincher Pocket Tire Tool Review
By Jim Langley
One of the most frustrating things about fixing flats and changing out tires today is that not all tires are user-friendly to install. Some simply fit way too tight or don’t fit at all. And, even when a tire is an easy fit, it’s possible to mess up during the installation and make it difficult to install. Read more.
Could Tweaking Your Coffee Routine Help You Ride Better?
By Kevin Kolodziejski
According to the Spring 2020 National Coffee Data Trends survey, drinking coffee is a daily occurrence for 62 percent of Americans over the age of 17 — and they are far from sated by a single cup. The average drinker downs a bit more than triple that each day. Read more.
Bontrager Circuit Road Cycling Shoe
By Sheri Rosenbaum
This month, Bontrager updated one of their most popular road shoes, the Circuit. The Circuit is what I’d call an entry-level road shoe with a $134.99 price tag. It has the Bontrager inForm Race Last design and sole, which means it has a slightly roomier fit from the ball through the mid-foot. A roomier fit allows for swelling, thus added comfort for long days in the saddle. Read more.
Learning from a Navy SEAL – “Perishable Skills”
By Martin Sigrist
Watching a golf teaching video recently the coach mentioned a day he had spent at a weapons range in the company of a retired Navy SEAL sniper. His SEAL friend had told him about “perishable skills” and how their importance was something that had been drummed into him through his training and it was still something he was constantly aware of many years later as a result. Read more
How Form Funnels Your Energy
By Greg Conderacci
Where do you find the kind of form that will funnel your energy more efficiently and effectively? Here’s one story.
I remember, as if yesterday, the first time I sat on a real racing bike. One of the guys in my dorm had a white Peugeot 10-speed and offered me the opportunity to ride it around the quad. It was like crack. I was instantly hooked. That was 1969. I’ve been riding thousands of miles a year since then. Someday, maybe I’ll get my form right. Read more.
Skratch Labs Sport Crispy Rice Cake – Quick Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum
Skratch Labs just introduced a new product line, Sport Crispy Rice Cakes, designed to be consumed immediately before or during a workout or cardio activity of 60+ minutes. The cakes are a blend of grains; brown rice, red rice, wild rice, and toasted quinoa. Also, using a simpler marshmallow recipe that is lower in sugar. Read more.
Exercise to Reduce Risk for High Blood Pressure
The CARDIA study followed 5115 adults in nine separate examinations over a period of 30-40 years, from ages 18-60. By age 60, 73.1 percent of the subjects in this study had developed high blood pressure, and the lower the level of physical activity, the more likely a person was to develop high blood pressure. The researchers found that you can help to reduce your risk for high blood pressure after age 60 by exercising moderately for at least five hours weekly at a younger age, and continuing an exercise program into middle age and beyond. Read more.
Anti-Aging E-Book: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process
Anti-Aging 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process, by Coach John Hughes, explains the physiology of aging and how to assess your current fitness. It includes exercise programs for cardiovascular health and endurance, training with intensity, resistance training, getting more flexible, improving your balance and slowing bone loss. It includes a dozen stories about their personal experiences by riders aged 54 to 82.
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