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The Calorie-Blasting Cycling Workout

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Try cycling! Take your wheels on the open road with these boredom-proof, ultra-effective workouts.

Get Your Heart Pumping

We love cycling because...

  • It's boredom-proof! Cycling gets you out of the steamy Spinning room and lets you enjoy some scenery, sun, and speed.
  • It incinerates calories -- more than 800 an hour -- while sculpting a strong butt and legs, all with zero impact, so it's friendly on your joints.
  • It's adaptable! You can ride solo, with a buddy, or with the whole family, plus work out for an hour or the entire day.

Don't just coast -- make your next ride a fitness experience with these strength- and stamina-building workouts designed by Lance Leener, a cycling and triathlon coach at TriLife in New York City. Try them first indoors to get a feel for the routine, then take them outside. Use your gears to control intensity, based on your rate of perceived exertion (RPE), or how difficult the exercise feels on a scale of 1 to 10.

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8/22/2012 02:24:14 PM Report Abuse
b.thompson1 wrote:

RPE = "Rate of Perceived Exersion" - How "hard" a workout feels. For a pretty good definition, see:

2/7/2011 04:06:20 PM Report Abuse
hpfretwellmurals wrote:

Is there a bike that is good for beginners (63 female) that has really no leg tone because my knees hurt so much. I'll also need it to be a very reasonable price. I would love to start loveing this and move to a adventure to different places to ride, make it a lifestyle. thanks for any help out there. Harriet

6/12/2010 12:32:43 PM Report Abuse

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