How to train

This is where a pulse monitor can come in helpful. Interval training has been around for years, the best way is to go with a group of others and take turns to ride hard at the front and rest behind, the smaller the group the more times you have to ride hard and less places to hide from the wind.

On your own you can do the same, but you have to pick points were to ride hard and when to rest. With a pulse monitor you have it to tell you when to try hard and when not to and when to go home because you have done enough.

The main thing is to enjoy your cycling, when it becomes a chore that’s when to stop and do some thing else until you want to ride your bike. Pulse monitors can take the guess work out of training, but you must listen to what you body says, rest when you don’t want to do it and ride hard when you do, but have fun.

The Benefits of Cycling

Bicycling has several advantages over other exercises:

  1. Cycling exercises the heart better than walking without the pounding of jogging.
  2. One can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time of the year, and at low cost.
  3. Little or no time has to be lost, as bike travel can be used to get to work, perform errands, or enjoy the outdoors.
  4. Commuting by bike reduces pollution that causes asthma and bronchitis. A commuting cyclist is also less exposed to air pollution than a commuting motorist.

Vitamins reduce benefits of exercise

A recent study indicates that antoixidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E may reduce the effects of exercise on raising metabolism and preventing diabetes.  The study recommends that those who exercise for health reason should not take large amount of antioxidants.  It further says that “antioxidants in general cause certain effects that inhibit otherwise positive effects of exercise, dieting and other interventions”.

However, this does not apply to fruits and vegetatives.  It only applies to taking alot of Vitanmin C and Vitanmin E pills.  And it also only applies to large does.  For example, the study used does of Vitamin C at more tahn 16 times the US RDA (1000mg vs 60 mpg) and Vitamin E at 13 times the recommend level (400 lUs vs 30 LUs).