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The Best Indoor Cycling Shoe

evo bike shootThe one mistake I see so many people make when taking a cycling class is not having the proper cycling attire and equipment. The #1 most important piece of equipment that is overseen by an invidual taking his or her first cycling class is NOT having proper cycling shoes with clips. Without proper cycling shoes you will not burn as many calories. Regular athletic shoes have a soft mid-sole which causes a ‘bend’ and therefore a massive loss of energy and connection throughout the pedal stroke. As an individual drives the foot down and pulls up on the recovery of each pedal stroke with the strap attached to the shoe there is about a 20% of lost energy. After pedaling for thousands of revolutions, those pedal strokes add up and therefore power and calorie expenditure is lost and not being translated throughout the body. Just like any sport you need the right equipment in order to preform better and get an optimal calorie burn.
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Top 10 Mistakes With Indoor Cycling Technique

I came across an article in the L.A. Times recently that covered a cycling studio that uses weights while on the Indoor bike. I began to wonder how far we will go with indoor cycling to make it so different and unique that it suddenly becomes unsafe and dangerous. Indoor cycling is an amazing cardiovascular workout and is extremely popular among all fitness classes offered around the world. However, as with all group fitness classes, there is concern that instructors try new and ‘exciting’ ways to do certain exercises on the indoor bike and some of these moves can cause injury. Along with Jillian Michael’s on The Biggest Loser as well as doing certain cycling techniques more often than not less is more when it comes to new ways to try and re-invent certain indoor cycling techniques. Many instructors use moves that may be dangerous in the name of creativity. Indoor cycling can be very safe, but make sure you are aware of the following top 10 mistakes that instructors make while teaching class or while using your indoor bike at home. Overall when it comes to designing and planning an indoor cycling workout: Less Is More! Focus on the beats of the music and try to keep it a simple cycling routine so that everyone in class can follow no matter what level you are. 🙂 Check out our classes at Roworx for more information about cycling classes!
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Proper Indoor And Outdoor Cycling Technique And Form On The Bike

Over the past 10 years while teaching over 5,000 hours of indoor cycling classes throughout various fitness facilities across the U.S. I have found that in order to get the best workout on a bike you must have the right technique whether you are cycling indoors and or outdoors. Cross-training on the indoor bike has had added many positive effects to my training for two international Ironman’s in Nice, France and Florianopolis, Brazil over the past couple of years. I owe it to cycling for getting my body into the best shape of my life and improving muscle endurance throughout my legs and core. My father, John Nunn also used cycling as a perfect way to crosstrain for the Olympics in 1968 while winning a bronze medal in rowing. John also discusses the importance that indoor cycling bikes that offer the perfect cross training exercises with all the training benefits of road cycling and without the risks of crash injuries. The indoor cycling ‘boom’ hit in the late 1980’s and early 90’s with the emergeance of the ‘spin class.’ Since then almost every single fitness machine manufacturer has developed am indoor bicycle. Indoor and outdoor cycling have become so popular because nearly everyone knows how to ride a bike and the leg drive on a bicycle is a relatively simple process. You may either pedal with greater force, more pedal velocity along with resistance in gears or brake, or both to achieve greater speed and power. In order to accomplish this you must first transfer your body’s energy to the pedals. How much of this energy you transfer is determined by your efficiency and technique during the pedal stroke. There are many ways to increase power and efficiency. It is possible to be a fit and powerful athlete, but not necessarily a fast one if you are inefficient.
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How To Stay Motivated Throughout Your Workouts And Life

I Was Heading To The Gym But…

Even fitness buffs can have an off day. Here’s how to stay motivated, no matter what life throws at you.

There are many things that come up during the day that can distract you from your workout. You’re too tired, too hungry, too stressed, or just don’t have the time. Maybe you’re bored with your workout or progressing too slowly. Your favorite class is too overflowing with people or your favorite fitness machine is down for repairs. Your injured or sick in one way or another. If you would have asked me 10 years ago that he was going to operate and own a fitness center in Long Beach I would have said ‘that’s crazy.. no way.’ I was always motivated through sports in one way or another and I loved the variety in which I could participate in most any sport. At one time in high school I was playing club soccer, Ice hockey, and rowing all in the same year. I had always dreamed about being paid to work out and compensated in one form or another. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Communications major and minor in business hoping that I would write in a magazine or newspaper for a sports page. Funny how things turn out 🙂 When I moved home from the U.S. National Rowing Team In 2005 I was ‘burned out’ of the same fitness routine I had been doing for the last 15 plus years in rowing. I started teaching indoor cycling classes in order to change my routine and get myself back to a fitness regiment in order to be honest with my workouts. I had always trained on my own but I found that when training with a group there was an amazing feeling of high energy and consistency while exercising. Not only does it keep you honest with your workout but the sense of the group workout adds an effective high energy fat burning workout you won’t find anywhere else!
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