Category Archives for Health

Study finds measurable boost for aging brains from exercise – The Washington Post

(ISTOCKPHOTO) Listing all the benefits of exercise takes a long sheet of paper. They include stronger bones and muscles, better weight control, improved mental health, mood enhancement and less risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers. Do the benefits also include better cognitive functioning after middle age? The researchers analyzed […]

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Indoor Cycling and Sore Muscles After Spin Class

Thigh Muscle Pain after Spinning class?  Here are Best Recovery Strategies Every Spinner Needs To Know To Enhance PerformanceMuscle soreness after a heavy Indoor Cycling workout is sometimes inevitable.  But you should not ignore it.  Recovery strategies are not often discussed between Instructors and Riders.   We tend to discuss more fun things like mileage, […]

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Beet Root Juice for Spinning Class

Beet Juice – Natures Natural Performance Enhancer?

I love my beet juice.  And I love my “The Bloody Beetroots” music.  But today we are not talking about their awesome music.  We are talking nutrition strategies to help you train and cycle better.  Specifically, the role of beets to help with endurance on the red line.  I add beets to my smoothies almost […]

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Indoor Cycling And The Potential For Neck Pain

Indoor Cycling and the potential for neck pain: how to prevent and treat it

Most indoor cyclists don’t spend the countless hours that our outdoor friends do perched on a bike.  Its pretty obvious that although the bicycle is one of humanities most simple and beautiful machines us humans where not evolved to sit on one for hours on end without breaks.  That is why it is so critical […]

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5 Core Exercises Every Indoor Cyclist Should Do!

When we think of indoor cycling, we generally think of are legs. It’s very obvious that our legs are critical to cycling, but what may not be so evident is the role of our core! If you are serious spin class fan or are interested in outdoor cycling this year and you want to do more than […]

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One Indoor Cycling Benefit You Might Not have thought About – Migraine relief, exercise and the Dark Studio

Do you suffer from migraines?  Or some of your riders do?  If so you might be interested in a study is published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain there seems to be evidence that indoor cycling might be of benefit.  I am not a doctor but having lived with family who suffered from […]

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Forget about “beautiful”. It’s become an ugly word anyway

This is one of my rants and riffs on things I am thinking about and how it relates to this idea of “fitness” its industry and of course spinning.  This rant is inspired by yet another soap commercial by Dove.  I am not here to bash Dove.  Maybe they are doing something worthwhile who am […]

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Indoor Cycling Song Idea for a quick Mountain Climb ft Adele – I Set Fire (Napoleon Gold Remix)

This song begs me to climb… slowly.  Heavy.  Seriously have a listen and tell me you do not WANT MORE RESISTANCE… A great mellow rhythm to pace oneself for a steady 5 min push.  Listening to it on a ride alone I was inspired to write this post by its Mesmerizing echoes and by a blog post from […]

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Exercise as Meditative Practice or This is not just a “Calorie-Blasting Cycling Workout”… enjoy

1st – I am enthralled by this song.  Spellbound -in fact… “The beginning where it kinda stutters and skips is like the stage where you question the meaning of anything…and when it starts to play smoothly and beautifully…is where you REALIZE and WAKE UP out of the robot humans have been tricked into. and find […]

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Yoga for Indoor Cycling: The Prone Cobra – Adding Core Strength to Your Spinning Program

Have you ever been mistaken (or saw someone in you spinning class) for that malformed Parisian who lives in a Cathedral and rings bells? If so, you could be suffering  from kyphosis. Kyphosis is defined as an exaggerated forward curving of the thoracic portion of the vertebral column. In ordinary terms it’s been called “hunchback” […]

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