Fitness Centers Dubuque IA

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.

Core Family Fitness Center
2600 Dodge Street
Dubuque, IA
 
Westside Health and Fitness
(563) 582-3348
4005 Westmark Dr Ste 200
Dubuque, IA
 
Derby Grange Golf and Recreation
(563) 556-4653
13079 Derby Grange Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Theisen Scott L Lmhc
(563) 557-5030
2699 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Centurys Nautilus Health Club
(563) 583-8256
805 Century Dr
Dubuque, IA
 
Theisen Scott L Imhc
(563) 557-5030
2699 John F Kennedy Rd
Dubuque, IA
 
Dubuque Karate Club
(563) 583-8256
805 Century Dr
Dubuque, IA
 
Dubuque Sports Complex
(563) 556-9893
12614 Nightingale Ln
Dubuque, IA
 
Shapes For Women
(563) 690-2348
3368 Center Grove Dr # D
Dubuque, IA
 
Curves For Women
(563) 585-1476
3250 Kennedy Cir
Dubuque, IA
 

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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