Short and Sweet Cycling Workouts | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in sunny San Diego. I’m continuing my July series on bike training exercises. I realize it’s August, but I simply had to get one more article in on brutal training rides, and so my July series is bleeding into August.  There are two types of training: Long training – done on medium…

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Long-Ride Cycling Workouts | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here in sunny San Diego. I’m continuing my July series on bike training exercises, which because I must be a cycling pain-junky, tend to be pretty rough training regimens.  There are two types of training: Long training – done on medium to long rides Short training – training that takes less than an…

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3 Steps to Improve Cardiovascular Capacity | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, continuing my series on bike training. In this article I’ll look at 3 easy steps to improve your cardiovascular capacity for better performance in bike races. The benefits of cardiovascular performance hardly need to be pointed out – better cardiovascular performance means you can go longer at a…

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Cycling at High Altitude | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, kicking off my series about bike training advice: this article will talk about the benefits and preparation of training at high altitudes.  Why Train at High Altitude Training at high altitudes can offer some major benefits, including:  Increased lung capacity Increased lactic acid threshold Increased red cell volume…

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3 Steps to Improve Cardiovascular Capacity | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, continuing my series on bike training. In this article I’ll look at 3 easy steps to improve your cardiovascular capacity for better performance in bike races. The benefits of cardiovascular performance hardly need to be pointed out – better cardiovascular performance means you can go longer at a…

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Best Practices for Pre- and Post-Ride | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here, continuing my series on healthy riding as the cycling season comes into full swing. This article will touch on a few best practices – albeit “obvious” practices – to do before and after your ride. Stretch before and after cycling Stretching before and after cycling is a great way to avoid tightness,…

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Avoiding Knee Pain While Cycling | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, continuing my series staying healthy and happy while riding during peak cycling season.  Knee Pain is Paradoxical with Cycling Cycling has a rather paradoxical relationship with our knees: on the one hand, it’s one of the primary prescriptions for people rehabbing injuries, staying shape as they get older,…

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How I Avoid Muscle Tightness While Cycling | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here, continuing my series on healthy riding as summer heats up, and along with it the cycling season. Stretching is cycling’s best friend Muscle tightness is another thing most of us cyclists deal with in the hips and calves. Riding is kind of an ideal sport for developing tight muscles: your hips are…

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Foot Numbness | Barton Haynes

Barton Haynes here, continuing my series on healthy riding as summer, and the cycling season, heats up. Here is the overview postwhere I discuss different types of injuries and how to avoid them. In this article we will focus in on foot numbness/tingling while cycling.  Foot numbness and tingling are irritating, if even painful, and will…

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5 Things To Do to Launch Cycling Season | Barton Haynes

Bart Haynes here in sunny San Diego, continuing my series on cycling health and necessities in honor of the beginning of the cycling season. For many of us, May means the beginning of regular outdoor cycling. The weather is nice, it’s not too hot, and you’re probably sick of your trainer (or sick of not…

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