Fitness Centers Washington DC

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.

Gao Fitness and Athletics Assn
(202) 512-4951
441 G St Nw Rm 6k17r
Washington, DC
 
Lexington Fitness Center
(202) 638-3546
400 8th St NW
Washington, DC
 
One to one Fitness Inc
(202) 383-8765
555 13th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Active Duty Fitness For Women
(202) 383-8765
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC
 
The Fitness Company Metro Ctr
(202) 628-5650
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
 
Howard Harriston
(202) 622-3480
111 Constitution Ave G130
Washington, DC
 
Downtown Boxing Club
(202) 332-0012
917 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC
 
Fitness Co
(202) 628-5650
555 12th St NW # 1
Washington, DC
 
Gregory Redmon
(202) 328-9669
1404 5th St Nw
Washington, DC
 
YWCA National Capital Area
(202) 626-0700
624 9th St NW
Washington, DC
 

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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