Fitness Centers Cedar Rapids IA

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.

Cedar Rapids Roughriders
(319) 247-0340
228 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Mercy Medical Center
(319) 398-6126
Nutrition Counseling
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Jazzercise Cedar Rapids St Wenceslaus Church
(319) 362-3866
1230 5th St. Se.
Cedar Rapids, IA
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Fusion
(319) 364-8085
600 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Marion Fitness and Health
(319) 373-2822
80 Twixt Town Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Black Belt Acdmy
(319) 651-1255
711 2nd Avenue Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
New Life Fitness World
(319) 362-2000
316 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Fitness Center
(319) 286-5074
50 2nd Avenue Brg
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Stained Glass Gallery
(319) 366-2211
702 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
MISSION:Fit
(319) 261-5253
871 Shaver Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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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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