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.

Columbia Athletic Club
(301) 596-3113
5435 Beaver Kill Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Columbia Assoc
(410) 381-5355
7080 Deepage Dr
Columbia, MD
 
Jhoon Rhee Family Fitness Academy
(410) 381-4999
9305 Gerwig Ln # 2
Columbia, MD
 
Just Kiddin Llc
(410) 715-9133
10910 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD
 
The Columbia Gym
(410) 531-0800
6151 Day Long Ln
Columbia, MD
 
The Racket Club At Hobbits Glen
(410) 715-3080
10221 Wincopin Cir
Columbia, MD
 
Tor Apartments
(410) 730-3000
5764 Stevens Forest Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Top Shape Fitness LLC
(410) 715-3727
9110 Red Branch Rd # K
Columbia, MD
 
The Yoga Center of Columbia
(410) 720-4340
8950 State Route 108
Columbia, MD
 
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
(410) 730-5980
11130 Willow Bottom Dr
Columbia, MD
 

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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