Marathons for Beginners

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There is more to Marathon training than you might think.  It is not just a case of going out every day and doing a run around the block and perhaps doubling up and going twice round the block at weekends. This will start to build up your STAMINA , but what you need for a Marathon is stamina and ENDURANCE. If you hope to not only finish the run, but to do so in a reasonable time, then you will need to embark on a training schedule that includes Stamina, Speed and Endurance techniques. Training for Running Marathons does not necessarily mean that you have to run miles and miles.

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Hand cycling is a fantastic alternative for disabled men and women

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This era, men and women care concerning their health like never before. There are various techniques to improve your health. Regular physical exercise is exceedingly vital for your health. Health professionals recommend focusing on exercises. Cycling is an ideal strategy for people of any age. Recently, hand cycling has won remarkable worldwide recognition. The number of hand cycle racers raises daily. You may overview Cycling Competition Videos by Dr. David Turbyfill.

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Boris Johnson Plans London Cycling Marathon

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On March 17th, as professional and amateur runners take to the streets of London, Boris Johnson announces plans for The ‘London Marathon on Wheels’ – a parallel race for the world’s top pro riders. Scheduled for 2013, the race will see up to 30,000 cyclists taking to the streets on their bikes in a televised race.
According to the Evening Standard, the race, which will be shown on the BBC, is modelled on Cape Town’s annual ‘Argus’, and the estimated £3 million cost would be covered by entry fees and sponsorship. Four possible routes have been proposed: The 2012 Olympic road race with a start/finish in The Mall; then heading out to south-west London and Box Hill; A central London ring following the north/south circular taking in more than 20 boroughs and the Olympic Park; A start/finish in the Olympic Park, including some central London ”icons” then heading east into Essex and A Greenwich start; head south to Kent (like the 2007 Tour de France UK stage); and a central London finish.

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Cycling – Pedal Power For Weight Loss

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What makes cycling so special for weight loss? Let’s start with the mechanics. Bicycling is a nonimpact exercise, which means there’s no jarring on your joints, so even the heaviest rider can climb aboard a bike and pedal. With today’s fully geared bicycles, anyone from the most out-of-shape beginner to the recreational racer can pedal in comfort for miles. Cycling also uses all the biggest muscles in your body – your glutes, hamstrings, hip muscles, and quads. That is all essential for improving your fat-burning ability.

Cycling, especially long, steady rides, builds hundreds of thousands of capillaries in your legs, which means you can deliver more oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. At the same time, your mitochondria – the fat-burning furnaces in your muscle cells – get bigger, so they can use the increased influx of oxygen to burn more fat and produce more energy. In one study of relatively sedentary men and women, after just 8 weeks of riding five times a week for 30 minutes, they increased their capillary-per-fiber ratio (a fancy way of saying how many blood vessels per muscle fiber) in their quads by 40 percent, the density of their mitochondria by 15 percent, and the amount of oxygen their legs could use during exercise by nearly as much (13 percent).

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Weight Loss Through Cycling

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It’s no great secret that losing weight is a balance between diet and exercise, with diets having the general target of using up more energy each day than you eat. Thousands of diets exist, in every shape and colour, but all will follow this general rule.

Cycling is a very efficient form of exercise, because it uses a great deal of energy while allowing you to continue cycling for quite a long period of time, and usually without causing impact injuries or excessive fatigue. A couple of hours of active cycling will typically use 1200 calories.

The great thing is, it isn’t necessary to be Lance Armstrong or Alberto Contador cycling through the Alps to lose weight through cycling – we can all do it simply by going out on our bikes and enjoying the local countryside. No need to make an enormous effort, but it is best if you push yourself just a little, so long as you still feel happy and comfortable (cycling at little more than walking speed won’t bring so many benefits…)

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