By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A study from the University of Copenhagen shows that wearing an immobilizing knee brace for just two weeks caused men in their 20s to lose 22 to 34 percent of their leg muscle strength, while men in their 60s lost 20 to 26 percent (Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, June 26, 2015). It took them six weeks of exercising on a bicycle 3-4 times a week to … [Read more...] about Muscle Loss from Inactivity: 34 Percent in Just Two Weeks
How Can I Force Myself to Slow Down?
Question: I'm an average cyclist who rides about four times a week for a total of under 100 miles. The problem is that I always go all-out. No matter what I try, I can't seem to make myself slow down. If I diligently monitor my speed, it creeps up and soon I'm in time trial mode at over 90% of my maximum heart rate. How can I manage my rides better? -- Carl S. RBR Replies: … [Read more...] about How Can I Force Myself to Slow Down?