November 4, 2021
Anti-Aging: Why Practicing Balance Is Important
By Coach John Hughes
This may seem like an irrelevant recommendation to cyclists. You have no problem staying on your bike, right? Here’s why that isn’t sufficient. Read more.
Product News – Ombraz Armless Sunglasses
By Jim Langley
One of the recent product releases that caught my attention is a different style of sporting eyewear that seems to solve some issues I experience on the bike. They’re made by a new company called Ombraz and their innovation is glasses that don’t have “arms.” You might call them “temples.” Whatever you call them, the pieces that are missing are the sides of standard glasses frames that rest against the face and extend over your ears. Read more.
Raise and Pad Your Aerobars!
By Greg Conderacci
Recently, RBR launched this new series to enlighten our ultra-cool readers about the benefits of dorkiness. In Part I, we explored screening your helmet; in Part II, we messed with your handlebars; in Part III, we reflectorized your machine; in Part IV, we prepped you for flats; in Part V, we praised electrical tape; and in Part VI, we recommended kinesiology tape for sore knees.
Today, without a shred of wind tunnel evidence to support it, we’re suggesting raising the armrests on your aerobars and increasing their padding. This is not about improved short-term aerodynamics. It’s about taking strain off your neck, back and shoulders. Read more.
Update on Why You Can’t Just Pedal Off the Pounds
By Coach John Hughes
I just read about new research showing that exercise is more important than weight loss for good health and longevity.
Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work
A team of 17 internationally recognized scientists published a paper supported by more than 169 journal references, proposing that the current obesity epidemic is not caused just by taking in too many calories. They believe that obesity is caused primarily by hormonal changes brought on by eating refined carbohydrates and sugar-added foods. Read more.
Workouts – Stack ‘Em High
By Martin Sigrist
Takeaway: It is possible to squeeze a quart into a pint pot, at least when you are doing workouts. This can be done by trying to accomplish many objectives in the limited time available, as opposed to just one or two. This does not detract from workout quality. To the contrary the objectives complement each other so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. Most essentially your workout is preparing not just your body for the challenges ahead but also your mind and other aspects that are vital if you are to succeed. 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 ages 54 to 82.