By Coach John Hughes No matter how long and how hard you train on your bike, as the decades pass your aerobic capacity and muscular power will inevitably decline. You can slow the rate of decline as explained in my 106 page eBook Anti-Aging: 12 Ways You Can Slow the Aging Process. Improving your strength – both generally and especially your core is one of the ways to slow … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Core Strength in 1 Hour a Week
Is It Okay to Run Lower Than Recommended Pressures?
Jim’s Tech Talk Jim Langley Before we tackle today’s Q & A, I want to make sure you are aware of reader Bruce H’s tip for a deep dive into chain lubricant testing and results. While we covered a lot of ground in our chain care articles and comments the last couple of Tech Talks (thank you very much!), Bruce recommended two companies that are actually testing … [Read more...] about Is It Okay to Run Lower Than Recommended Pressures?
Overtraining, or Too Much Exercise
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A regular exercise program can help to prevent disease and to prolong lives, but every serious exerciser learns sooner or later that exercising too much can cause injuries and health issues. A recent study from Austria reports that emotional symptoms can often be an early sign that a person is exercising too much: restlessness, mood changes, … [Read more...] about Overtraining, or Too Much Exercise
What’s My RPM?
By Martin Sigrist Takeaway: Your cadence is one of the most important factors in determining how fast and how far you can go on a bike. So it’s sensible to spend a little time experimenting and ensuring that your rpm is best for you in all the conditions in which you will ride. Two quick questions. Do you know your preferred cadence? Is it your preferred cadence by … [Read more...] about What’s My RPM?
Wahoo SYSTM Cycling Training App Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum At the end of September, I wrote about Wahoo Fitness launching their new SYSTM app, and promised I’d update RBR readers after a few months of testing. Be sure to read my earlier article to understand the app’s functionality. It’s been three months, and I like what the app has to offer. My favorite part is selecting a training program, and the calendar … [Read more...] about Wahoo SYSTM Cycling Training App Review