Fitness Centers Beaverton OR

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.

Ladies Workout Express
(503) 644-4622
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd # 195
Beaverton, OR
 
Learn To Swim
(503) 292-1890
9470 SW Beavertn Hllsdle Hwy
Beaverton, OR
 
Going Vertical
(503) 644-3069
6240 SW Arctic Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
24 Hour Fitness
(503) 629-9200
16365 NW Twin Oaks Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
Park Place Athletic Club
(503) 644-3900
4925 SW Griffith Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
Function Dynamics
(503) 646-8482
9923 SW Arctic Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
Tri D Sports
(503) 520-8743
12400 SW Broadway St
Beaverton, OR
 
Straight Blast Gym Beaverton
(503) 350-3926
12945 Sw Beaverdam Rd
Beaverton, OR
 
Curves Beaverton
14356 SW Allen Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
 
Oregon State Hockey Association
(503) 526-1713
4840 SW Western Ave Ofc
Beaverton, OR
 

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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