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.

Tualatin Valley Youth Football
(503) 644-3104
4840 SW Western Ave Ste 700
Beaverton, OR
 
Stuhr Adult Center
(503) 643-9434
5550 SW Hall Blvd
Beaverton, OR
 
Oregon Youth Soccer Assoc
(503) 626-4625
4840 SW Western Ave Ste 80
Beaverton, OR
 
Le Petit Dauphin
(503) 292-1890
9470 SW Beavertn Hllsdle Hwy
Beaverton, OR
 
Bo Jackson Fitness Center
(503) 671-6453
1 SW Bowerman Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
Function Dynamics
(503) 646-8482
9923 SW Arctic Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
Curves For Women
(503) 671-9316
10201 SW Beaverton Hillsdale
Beaverton, OR
 
Park Place Athletic Club
(503) 644-3900
4925 SW Griffith Dr
Beaverton, OR
 
Curves Beaverton
14356 SW Allen Blvd.
Beaverton, OR
 
Fitlife
(503) 644-0224
4840 SW Western Ave Ste 1000
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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