Fitness Centers Anchorage AK

It’s a little more of a thoughtful workout in that you need to consider the route and difficulty level of the roads. Doing speed work on the flats, and hill repeats will get your heart rate up. If you want to gauge your effort level, a heart rate monitor is ideal for understanding your heart beats per minute, calorie burn and length in time of the workout.

The Alaska Club for Women
(907) 375-0417
1450 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club Midtown
(907) 375-0417
630 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Planet Fitness
(907) 444-4400
700 East Benson Blvd # 1
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club West
(907) 375-0417
1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK
 
Erickson Gym
(907) 646-9944
Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
 
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Highway # 700
Anchorage, AK
 
World Gym Fitness Center
(907) 646-8686
2700 A St
Anchorage, AK
 

Running or Cycling: What Works Best

Q: I am tired of doing the same boring thing at the gym and want to take my workout outdoors. I like biking because of the social aspect but do not seem to get the same workout cycling as I do when I am running. Is one more effective than the other and, if so, how can I make sure I am getting the same benefits?







I can relate to your thinking that cycling isn’t as effective as running. I too had thought that with the coasting down hills and seemingly less effort, one wouldn’t get as much of a workout. Boy was I wrong! I started doing triathlons last year and the cycling was just as effective for cardio burn and leg strengthening as any other sport, including running.

The effort comes in adjusting the tension, requiring the body to work harder or adjusting the gears to “spin” with speed. It’s a little more of a thoughtful workout in that you need to consider the route and difficulty level of the roads. Doing speed work on the flats, and hill repeats will get your heart rate up. If you want to gauge your effort level, a heart rate monitor is ideal for understanding your heart beats per minute, calorie burn and length in time of the workout. In either sport, if you see your heart rate is too low, increase the intensity. Remember, It’s your workout, you have control of how hard you work.

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