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Cycling Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cycling.

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4 Spinning Options that Scorch Serious Calories

These days, you can't scroll through your email without spotting an online coupon for a new type of indoor cycling class. Whether it's for a classic Spinning® class, SoulCycle, CycleBar, Peloton or a RealRyder bike, the options are practi...  Read more

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

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

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

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

My cycling goal for this weekend is 80 miles, my o
Updated 7/19/2016 3:57:52 PM

My cycling goal for this weekend is 80 miles, my only obstacle is 100deg heat and to combat that is rest stops with water....  Read more

I did a 45 min cycling class at the Y tonight, and
Updated 7/7/2016 11:03:58 PM

I did a 45 min cycling class at the Y tonight, and boy was that a great workout! And I was sweating like crazy. #feeltheburn...  Read more

Has anyone heard of carb cycling?? If so, does it
Updated 7/6/2016 6:27:39 PM

Has anyone heard of carb cycling?? If so, does it work? #food...  Read more

A bit of both. I walk, swim, cycle and do 30 min s
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A bit of both. I walk, swim, cycle and do 30 min strenght training 6 days a week. Cardio part is 30-60 min most days, depending on time....  Read more

I'm considering buying a Fitbit or Apple Watch for work out apps, sleep cycle tracking, etc. I run a
Updated 7/4/2016 9:45:42 PM

I'm considering buying a Fitbit or Apple Watch for work out apps, sleep cycle tracking, etc. I run a time or two/wk for about 2 miles but go to the gym for cardio & weights about 4-5 times/wk. Lost 30 in 2 months & 40 left to go. Recommendations???...  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

Cycling not shopping

Ever since I started to cycle outside I find I spend less money. I choose to drive to an asphalt trail and cycle away. Keeps me from shopping when bored or doing other such nonsense. My Bonus is the exercise and I love cycling now! Find something you...  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