Fitness Centers Charleston WV

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.

Capitol Fitness
(304) 720-6155
100 Capitol St
Charleston, WV
 
CAMC Nautilus
(304) 346-9145
Brooks
Charleston, WV
 
Jazzercise Charleston South Se Fitness Center
(304) 720-3385
261 Staunton Ave.
South Charleston, WV
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Jazzercise

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Innovative Fitness Systems
(304) 343-8130
500 Strader Rd
Charleston, WV
 
CFW
(304) 925-6663
5003b Venable Ave
Charleston, WV
 
Capitol Fitness LLC
(304) 720-6155
100 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV
 
Nautilus Fitness Center
(304) 346-9145
Brooks & Lewis St
Charleston, WV
 
Curves For Women
(304) 343-5459
1118 Fledderjohn Rd
Charleston, WV
 
Innovative Fitness Systems
(304) 343-8130
500 Strader Road
Charleston, WV
 
Curves Charleston WV - East
5003-B Venable Avenue
Charleston, WV
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Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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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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