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Cycling Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cycling.

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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

Clean-Eating Hunger and Binge Cycle
Updated 10/24/2014 2:48:32 AM

For the last three months, I have eaten pretty clean. I have discovered that I don't have as many sugary or carb cravings if I stick to eating slightly above the lower end of my carb range in the Nutrition Tracker. I haven't exercised much in the l...  Read more

Cycling/Biking
Updated 10/20/2014 1:18:03 PM

I came across this link (see below) and thought I'd share it with others. www.randallshansen.com/biking-primer.html...  Read more

Hi! Ayu here. I will aim to cycle 30 mins, 3 times
Updated 10/20/2014 12:01:38 PM

Hi! Ayu here. I will aim to cycle 30 mins, 3 times per week and will progress after 1 month. Feels greatful to hubby for buying me foldable magnetic bike. I got sore heels due to heavy weights....  Read more

What is/was your unhealthy behavior chain/cycle?
Updated 10/20/2014 11:18:52 AM

I find that for most people, there is a cycle of events or behaviors/choices that keep them on the unhealthy path (or drag them back to that path after a time of good habits). I'm definitely in that boat sometimes, and I hate it!! Mine is usuall...  Read more

Indoor cycling trainer--do distance computers work
Updated 10/10/2014 7:41:39 AM

I just bought an indoor trainer for my bike. I am thinking of getting some sort of fitness band to measure HR and other things. Question is, I would like some computer that can calculate speed/distance that will work for an indoor trainer stand...  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