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COVID-19 Risk, Exercise and Immunity coronavirus covid-19 cycling endurance exercise immune function immune system immunity risk running walking Feb 10, 2021

 Why are so many athletes contracting COVID-19? This was the question my editor asked me a couple of weeks ago. In response, I explained that after exercising, our immunity is decreased. So, our risk of infection is greater following a workout. Consequently, if we are exposed to the...

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Determined to Finish: Our Experience of The Pioneer MTB Race conditioning courage cycling determination fitness racing the pain free athlete Jan 16, 2020

Find Stunning * Find Character * Find Welcome

This is the promise of The Pioneer, a six-day mountain bike stage race. Without doubt, our character was tested and strengthened during this epic event that was held December 1-6, 2019. The stunning views were often covered in clouds, though we did...

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Stretching Your Glutes Isn't Enough cycling egoscue method glute pain glute stretching hip pain postural resoration intitute pri the pain free athlete Jul 17, 2019

Recently, during a hard week of training—including climbing intervals on the bike and heavy lifting in the gym—I woke up with intense tightness in my left glute. Previously, I had overworked my my right glute, which made it tighter. Now it was the left. I saw this as a good sign,...

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9 Reasons to Support Local Athletic Events cycling endurance exercise events exercise exercise afterburn interval training self self-discipline strength training Oct 27, 2016

Earlier this month my husband and I rode the Moab Century, a 100-mile bike tour, on our tandem. During our ride, we enjoyed the beautiful scenery, well-stocked aid stations, and camaraderie of being out on the roads with several other cyclists from around the country. Even though it's an "event,"...

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3 Benefits of Base Training Aerobic Workouts cycling endurance exercise exercise running endurance the pain free athlete Nov 11, 2013

If you are a competitive summer athlete, your cardiovascular training focus shifts during the fall and winter to over-distance and endurance aerobic workouts. Most people refer to these workouts as Long, Slow Distance (LSD). Through my interactions with people, I have noticed that athletes...

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How to Prevent Cycling Injuries alignment cycling interval training nutrition posture alignment Oct 26, 2013

So you want to stay pain and injury free on the bike? Well, it all depends on the fitness of the body you bring into cycling and your approach to riding. Let me explain.

Body Fitness

More fundamental than your VO2 max or power output, total body fitness includes multiple things. These include...

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Fueling for a Century Ride anti-inflammatory diet athlete cycling diet training Apr 11, 2012

The century ride is when you can cash in on all your bike hours in one long effort. All the training miles you've done, however, won't replace a smart eating plan for the event. A successful 100 mile ride is dependent on maintaining your energy level over the distance.

Carbohydrate - The Star...

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Pedaling Cadence, How Fast Should You Spin? athlete cycling pain free athlete the pain free athlete training Mar 08, 2012

Remember when cyclist Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France – seven times? If so, you might also recall how Lance popularized the fast spin of >90 revolutions per minute (rpm).

What are the advantages of spinning at a high cadence?

Increased blood flow studies have...

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