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.

Curves Columbia MD - West
5565 Sterrett Place, Ste. 105
Columbia, MD
Programs & Services
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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Skin Care Institute LLC
(410) 740-0007
10705 Charter Dr Ste 430
Columbia, MD
 
Alexia Clifton
(410) 290-7333
7441 Swan Point Way
Columbia, MD
 
Colosseum Gym & Fitness
(410) 740-2339
9159 Red Branch Rd
Columbia, MD
 
The Racquet Club At Hobbits Glen
(410) 715-3080
11130 Willow Bottom Dr
Columbia, MD
 
Exploraworld
(410) 772-1540
6570 Dobbin Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Hobbit's Glen Golf Club
(410) 730-5980
11130 Willow Bottom Dr
Columbia, MD
 
Curves Columbia MD - Northeast
8835 Centre Park Dr.
Columbia, MD
Programs & Services
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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Horizon Foundation of Howard County
(410) 715-0311
10805 Hickory Ridge Rd
Columbia, MD
 
Wilde Lake Tennis Club
(410) 730-3767
Wilde Lake Vlg # C
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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