Fitness Centers Crofton 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.

Walden Golf Club
(410) 721-8268
1500 Riedel Rd
Crofton, MD
 
Gold's Gym
(410) 451-4653
1625 Crofton Centre
Crofton, MD
 
Curves For Women
(410) 451-1115
2138 Priest Bridge Ct
Crofton, MD
 
Gold's Gym
(410) 451-4653
1625 Crofton Center
Crofton, MD
 
Walden Community Assoc Inc
(410) 451-6814
1500 Riedel Rd
Crofton, MD
 
Curves Crofton
2205 Defense Highway
Crofton, MD
 
Crofton Swim and Tennis Club Inc
(410) 721-3133
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Crofton, MD
 
Golds Gym Aerobics Center
(410) 451-9467
1641 Crofton Ctr
Crofton, MD
 
Golds Gym and Aerobics Centers
(410) 451-4653
1625 Crofton Ctr
Crofton, MD
 
Ask the Biz Coach
(410) 451-6979
1572 Eton Way
Crofton, 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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