Fitness Centers Columbia MD

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 Yoga Center of Columbia
(410) 720-4340
8950 State Route 108
Columbia, MD
 
The Supreme Sports Club
(410) 381-5355
7080 Deepage Dr
Columbia, MD
 
Curves Columbia MD - West
5565 Sterrett Place, Ste. 105
Columbia, MD
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Colosseum Inc
(410) 740-2339
9159 Red Branch Rd Ste F
Columbia, MD
 
Columbia Athletic Club
(301) 596-3113
5435 Beaver Kill Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Beautyfirst
(443) 285-0535
6250 Columbia Crossing Dr
Columbia, MD
 
Jhoon Rhee Family Fitness Academy
(410) 381-4999
9305 Gerwig Ln # 2
Columbia, MD
 
The Racket Club At Hobbits Glen
(410) 715-3080
10221 Wincopin Cir
Columbia, MD
 
Fighting Chance Incorporated
(410) 730-3287
PO Box 1431
Columbia, MD
 
Top Shape Fitness
(410) 312-9971
7130 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD
 
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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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