Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley To start, thanks everyone for the helpful responses on lowering road and gravel bike gearing, which our last Tech Talk was about. It’s an important topic for all cyclists from beginners to experts and not only because our needs change over time. If you missed it, the story and excellent feedback can be found here: … [Read more...] about A Gearing Story
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Eating carbohydrates contained in plants is associated with reduced heart attack and stroke risk, while eating sugar added to prepared foods and drinks is associated with increased heart attack and stroke risk. Researchers evaluated data from 110,497 healthy people who did not have heart disease or diabetes and followed them for 9.4 years (BMC Med, Feb … [Read more...] about Types of Carbohydrates, Not Amount, Associated with Heart Disease and Diabetes
By Coach John Hughes As we age resistance training becomes more important. I call it resistance training because strength training has the connotation of going to the gym and lifting free weights or using machines. You can do your resistance training at home without buying a lot of equipment. Resistance training is any activity that makes your muscles do more than they … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Spring, Summer and Fall Resistance Training
QUESTION: What is a sag stop in cycling? I am signed up for a century ride in June, and the web site mentions sag stops and sag support.—Jay H. RBR’S STAN PURDUM REPLIES: At organized group events, a sag stop is a predetermined location along the route where beverages, snacks (perhaps even lunch), a floor pump, tools, spare tubes, (sometimes even a mechanic), portable … [Read more...] about What is a SAG stop in cycling?
by Lars Hundley Training your breathing muscles may provide longer-lasting benefits than previously believed, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. The study revealed that the strength gains from five weeks of inspiratory muscle training, a specialized form of weight training focusing on the muscles used for breathing, persisted for an additional … [Read more...] about Could You Boost Your Cycling Endurance by Training Your Breathing Muscles? Maybe!