Today Show: Cycling Fitness Trends
Jenna Wolfe has been sharing information about popular fitness trends like Running and Yoga on Today Show. This time, she turned her attention to Cycling, which never seems to go out of style. Kids love riding bikes, but adults are more likely to get that type of exercise on a stationary bicycle in a gym. How are fitness buffs taking their biking habits to new heights?
Today Show: SoulCycle Spinning Classes
SoulCycle is probably the best known amped-up spin class in the country, building on the basic concept of riding a bike for exercise. This fast-paced class keeps your legs and heart rate moving. Lights and music help to set the mood.
“Things change rather quickly, so when you hit a rut, next thing you know, you’re switching over to a different routine,” said Dr T. Sean Lynch from New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. “It keeps your senses stimulated.”
Today Show: What is Bouldering?
Hybrid workouts may incorporate weights and other means of enhancing the cycling experience. It is also a good way to complement other fitness pursuits that target the same muscle areas. Bouldering, which you may know as Rock Climbing, allows participants to engage the muscles and body areas they don’t use during a cycling workout, making this a powerful combination.
Today Show: Beginner Vs Advanced Cyclists
Be careful not to overdo it when you are working out on a bike, even though Wolfe noted that this type of exercise is easy on the joints. Here are her recommendations for beginners as well as advanced riders.
- Simple Indoor Cycling Class – No bells and whistles
- Bike Outside – Challenge yourself
For Advanced Cyclists
These classes all involve an arm component, and some have a team element.
- Swerve Cycle
Today Show: Cycling Workout On Your Own
If you are doing a cycling workout at home, Wolfe said this is a chance to truly challenge yourself.
- Add strength training between bike intervals
- Sprint for 30 seconds on, then take one minute off
- Ride for 20 seconds standing and then 20 seconds seated
Will you use any of these suggestions to change up your fitness routine?