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Doctor insights on: Ultra Cycling Training

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?

Triathlete in training accident. Concussion. Broken bone in face. Should I plan on doing any more cycling?

Individual: Bicycling is a lot more dangerous than it seems, but it is overall an extremely gratifying and rewarding sport. If you can get yourself back on the bicycle, by all means try. The risk is there, but so is the reward! ...Read more

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Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?

Can I do cardio training (brisk walking, treadmill, cycling) in case of lattice degeneration + high myopia? Does lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry help?

Go for it: Unless specifically restricted by your ophthalmologist or retina specialist lattice degeneration should not limit vigorous exercise. The vitamins and supplements you mentioned do not affect lattice one way or another. ...Read more

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What is interval training for?

What is interval training for?

Interval training: Interval training is exercise aimed at significantly increasing heart rate so that your body is in the anaerobic zone.This helps with cardiovascular fitness, conditioning.When one does high intensity interval training, this is excellent for cardiovascular fitness as well as for burning body fat.If you have never done this , start with aerobic exercise first.Vo2 max testing is very useful with this. ...Read more

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Are there any ill effects of cycling?

Are there any ill effects of cycling?

Cycling: The ill affects are mainly from over use injuries and dehydration. Excessive use of anything can be damaging to the body. Cycling can injure your joints, and don, t forget injuries from falling or getting hit by cars. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cross training?

What are the benefits of cross training?

Several: Can increase your speed. Can help prevent overuse injuries. Can help in a rehabilitation process... Returning to running after an injury. Can increase your power. Can increase your interest and decrease monotony. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of circuit training?

What are the disadvantages of circuit training?

Disadvantages are: specialized equipment, ample space and required health and safety monitoring. Of course the advantages overweight the disadvantages. ...Read more

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Tabata protocal? Doea this training/excersice really work?

Tabata protocal? Doea this training/excersice really work?

Tabata Protocol: The key to undertaking any high energy training is to first discuss it thoroughly with your doctor and your trainer, if you have one, and make sure your body is healthy enough for an "all out" cardio. Never plunge right into this all at once - work yourself up to the full protocol gradually. ...Read more

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What is ladder training?

Series: Typically used in track training this technique involves increasing the distance of a set until a maximum distance is reached.Then the sequence is reversed. Example: 1@ 100 yards, 1@ 220, 1@ 440, 1@ 880, 1@ 1 mile, 1@ 880 , 1@ 440, etc.Also referred to as staircase or steps.Can be very effective and is harder than you might think,especially when you assign times to it, and do multiples.Good Luck. ...Read more