Fitness Centers Kalispell MT

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.

Mountain Physical Therapy and Fitness
(406) 257-0933
2593 Highway 2 east
Kalispell, MT
 
Evergreen Health and Family Spa
(406) 756-5826
112 Sleepy Hollow Dr
Kalispell, MT
 
Flathead Health & Fitness
(406) 752-2438
300 1st Avenue West
Kalispell, MT
 
Access Fitness
(406) 260-4112
1331 US Highway 2 W
Kalispell, MT
 
Curves Kalispell
200 E. Idaho
Kalispell, MT
 
Kalispell Athletic Club
(406) 752-2880
770 W Reserve Dr
Kalispell, MT
 
Valley Fitness For Women
(406) 752-2639
2165 US Highway 2 E
Kalispell, MT
 
Glacier Gym
(406) 756-1700
412 Main St
Kalispell, MT
 
Big Sky Martial Arts
(406) 755-8555
301 Main St
Kalispell, MT
 
Home Options Homehealth
(406) 752-5111
175 Commons Loop Ste 100
Kalispell, MT
 

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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