Cycling Training

Cycling Training Plan

Cycling Training Plan for Serious Riders I am always asked to develop a basic training format for cycling.  Well, the truth is, that each training program I put together is designed for the individual….However, fear not, there are some basic elements that are common for everyone, beginner or not (see below).  I know this looks like…

Heart Rate Cycling Workouts

Cycling Workout

Heart Zones Cycling workouts Cycling workouts really depend on the individuals goals and fitness level. Also, there is a big difference between indoor and outdoor cycling workouts. When training indoors I focus on heart rate based programs. Training in specific zones (a percentage of max heart rate) are important to me. Each training zone has…

Cycling Cadence

Cycling Cadence

Cycling Cadence Cycling cadence can be confusing. First off, it’s used interchangeably with RPM’s (revolutions per minute). In the world of indoor cycling RPM rule. In the world of out door road bicycling cadence is used. I prefer RPM’s for both because it describes exactly what we are discussing: revolutions per minute or leg speed…

Indoor Cycling class

Indoor Cycling

Indoor Cycling – General Overview The concept of indoor cycling is credited to Jonny “G” (Goldberg) who was a form pro cyclist. As a near bicycle accident with a car occurred during a night session while training for the RAAM (Race Across America), he sought a safer way to train. Jonny “G” developed the first…

Benefits of Running

Benefits of Running

What are the Main Benefits of Running? You may be asking yourself, why would I choose to run for a workout, as opposed to other types of exercise such as walking, skating, swimming, or biking. It is a great question. Here at Heart Zones we really believe in the importance of cross-training, so we encourage…