In the upcoming Cycling Anatomy, (Human Kinetics, May 2009) physician and former competitive cyclist Shannon Sovndal, MD, uses full-color anatomical illustrations to show how specific exercises link to cycling performance. For example, he suggests that cyclists mimic their cycling position when performing weight training exercises. Cycling Anatomy features 74 cycling-specific exercises with step-by-step descriptions and illustrations that are anatomically organized into muscle groups.
Learn more about setting goals and becoming fit through cycling in Fitness Cycling. To help ensure that you establish attainable goals, you should apply the Four Ps of goal setting: personalized, positive, perceivable, and possible. Goals will perpetually be included in your training program.
Cycling is a fantastic way to lose weight. Learn more about using cycling to reach weight loss goals in Fitness Cycling. For you to lose weight over time, the calories you take in or eat must be less than the calories you burn.
Training zones are used to quantify and track intensity. Each training zone represents a different level of effort, ranging from easy to hard. The focus is to help your legs rejuvenate, and even though the training in this zone is easy, it’s an important part of your overall training program.
The better your bike-handling skills, the more likely you’ll come out unscathed. Whatever type of bike you’re riding (road, mountain, cross, hybrid, or touring), all of these exercises are applicable and valuable. Robbie McEwen is a professional road racer famous for coming over the finish line riding a wheelie on his racing bike.