July 03, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor
With the Tour de France taking place the next few weeks, it’s the perfect time to use this famous race as inspiration for your own workouts.
Enjoy the health benefits. Cycling is a heart-pumping cardio activity that can increase your endurance and stamina, and lead to better overall fitness and muscle tone. When cycling, your quads, hamstrings and glutes do most of the work, but your core muscles will get a great workout, too. Outdoor cycling is particularly beneficial because you have to deal with the challenges of gravity, weather and terrain. Mix up your daily routine by using your bike as a means of transportation this summer and you’ll notice a difference in your endurance after a couple weeks.
April 04, 2012 / Category: Fun Side of Fitness
Winding through the French Alps, The Col de la Colombière mountain pass is a cyclists dream. Beautiful scenery coupled with challenging climbs make for a great workout. The stretch of road has actually been used as a section of the Tour de France in the past, giving the best in the world a run for their money.