Fitness Centers Lafayette CO

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 For Women
(303) 665-4447
489 Us Highway 287
Lafayette, CO
 
Anytime Fitness Lafayette, CO
(720) 890-7437
325 Waneka Pkwy.
Lafayette, CO
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Serendipity Spa
(720) 635-6421
2931 Shoshone Trl
Lafayette, CO
 
Senior Resource Specialists
(303) 665-9052
Lafayette
Lafayette, CO
 
Lafayette Recreation Center
(303) 665-0469
111 W Baseline Rd
Lafayette, CO
 
Fit N Tan For Women
(303) 665-8444
550 W South Boulder Rd
Lafayette, CO
 
Rathbun Karate
(720) 890-0942
1361 Forest Park Cir
Lafayette, CO
 
Y McA of Boulder Valley
(303) 664-5455
2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette, CO
 
Curves Lafayette
489 U.S. Highway 287
Lafayette, CO
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
489 US Highway 287 Ste. 202
Lafayette, CO

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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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