Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"

British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman says it’s time for the cycling community to put the debate about mandatory cycle helmets to bed and get across the message that helmet use is one of the least important cycling safety measures.

Source: Road.cc

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Lance Banned For Life

Lance will be banned for life by USADA and stripped of his 7 Tour Titles. What the heck..I'm still a fan. He beat cancer. He help others with cancer via his foundation. That's what matter most. In fact, he beat other who doped too, so life goes on.

Here is Lance's statement.

Photo from NY Times.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Static Stretching

The reality: "Stretching cold muscles, tendons and ligaments can actually harm them since they are relatively stiff to begin with," Olson says. "Instead, warm up your muscles at the beginning of a workout by doing dynamic movements, such as walking briskly for five minutes, performing half-squats with just your body weight, and marching with high knees. These activities will increase circulation of oxygen-rich blood to your muscles and literally warm them -- increase their metabolism, which produces heat. Save static stretching for the cooldown part of your workout, when your muscles are very warm and extensible."

Source: HuffPost Living Canada/ Photo from workout-planet.com

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bradley Wiggins wins 2012 Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider to win the Tour de France as compatriot Mark Cavendish claimed a fourth consecutive final-stage victory.
Wiggins, 32, finished in the chasing peloton in Sunday's final stage around the streets of Paris with a winning margin of three minutes and 21 seconds.
Fellow Brit and Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome consolidated second place with Italy's Vincenzo Nibali third.
Source: BBC Sports

Monday, July 16, 2012

Coconut Water

Basically, coconut water is like natural Gatorade. Like Gatorade, it contains water, simple carbohydrates (or, sugar), and electrolytes (or, minerals). Compared to a sports drink made with refined sugars,  artificial flavoring,  and blue food coloring, I’d say coconut water represents a solid upgrade. However, the benefits of sports drinks—whether natural or artificial—tend to be somewhat oversold.

Most sports drinks are consumed by people who aren’t exercising hard enough to need electrolyte replacement or benefit from additional carbohydrates. They end up consuming more calories than they’re burning.  Here are my general guidelines for sports drinks: If you’re exercising very hard for more than 60 minutes, or in extremely hot conditions, a drink containing sugar and minerals can enhance your performance. Otherwise, plain water works just as well—and saves you some calories.

Source: Nutrition Diva

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Good luck, Lance

Not that I condone the use of drugs in professional cycling but you have to give it to Lance. Every top cycling during his time- Pantani, Basso, Ullrich, Landis, Hamilton, Zabel, Cantador and others were doing it, and they still can't beat the guy. So whether he cheats or not, (I would say NO because it's fair and square), he still a fantastic cyclist. The fact that the race is so tough and they all need to have superhuman effort to just finish the race so much so to win it! So good luck Lance, I am still a fan.
Photo from Wikipedia.

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