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Cycling Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cycling.

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

What to Expect from a Spinning Class

I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn...  Read more

Active Vacation Ideas

Vacation season is just around the corner. For most of us, that means no work and no distractions—just lots of time to have fun without worrying about what’s waiting for you back at the office. But taking the same old trip to the beach ev...  Read more

carb cycling...though hts?...success??
Updated 7/17/2014 9:16:29 AM

I have been researching carb cycling and it seems like a good option. I have been reviewing my food logs and I take in way to many carbs. I know we need carbohydrates for energy which is why cycling seems decent as you do have carbs everyday. I am ju...  Read more

Calorie Cycling (Zig Zag) and BMR
Updated 7/14/2014 12:30:46 PM

Hi there hope you can help with a very confusing thing for me! I am trying to determine my calories using the zig zag method. Quick note about me. age 29 weight 59 kg height 158cm body fat 30 % BMR 1262 TDEE 1514 After doing...  Read more

Getting ready to start carb cycling
Updated 7/5/2014 8:34:01 AM

Hello. I am trying to get my meal plan together for the week so I can start carb cycling on Monday. I am excited to get started. I do I is that the books had a sample week of foods already made up to make this process easier. I'm afraid of getting so...  Read more

HELP! Exercise=Getting A Cold=Stop/Start Cycle
Updated 7/7/2014 9:29:14 AM

Okay Site Experts...Here's the deal. I recently identified one of the things that contributes to an on again / off again exercise discipline for me. There seems to be something of a pattern that goes like this: 1. Exercise resistance (and s...  Read more

Need help breaking the cycle
Updated 7/14/2014 10:48:40 AM

I am super addicted to drive thru breakfasts... cant seem to get going in the morning without one. Any tips helping me stop making that quick stop at the drive thru in the morning??...  Read more

Cycle

Get a bike and cycle as much as you can. We have several cycle paths off road around where I live...  Read more

Listening to your emotions

Listen to your emotions because your mind does affect your body. It is okay to be sad, it isn't a weakness. It is okay to be angry. It isn't indicative of a mean person. It is okay to be HAPPY! It isn't something a person needs to feel guilty about...  Read more

Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing

Discussion forum for those who like all forms of cycling (road, tour, mountain, leisure, race)...  Read more

Is the 17-Day Diet for You?

I first read about the 17-Day Diet at the start of the year. It was promoted as a way to lose weight put on over the holidays. Now that swimsuit season is just around the corner, it has hit the promotional circuit again. Dr. Mike Moreno's best sel...  Read more

In the News: Armstrong Planning a Comeback

Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo...  Read more

Cycling, Cycling, Cycling

Getting pretty good at the tandem riding. Got a couple hundred miles in now and even have a whole new language. "Bump it up / down" means "move the back derailier up or down to stop the clicking." "Slide it up / down" means "move the front...  Read more

cycling is fun, cycling is fun

Repeat until believed! Yesterday I went out on my bike again. In the absence of being able to run (dodgy achilles) and unable to rollerblade (lost my nerve) I have decided to return to cycling. I used to be good at that. 11 years ago I was compe...  Read more