I was expecting to teach until a week or so before my due date, but I was definitely not planning to ride on the day I gave birth, or so I thought.
Pregnancy is definitely something that will slow a female athlete down bit by bit, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up on future goals and aspirations.
Stretching, something many of us skip after a workout, however it’s probably just as important as the workout itself.
As you enter the second trimester your heart begins to work about forty percent harder and pump more blood than before and so your heartrate will be higher even during moderate efforts.
I quickly began to feel like my heart was pounding out of my chest. Since there was less oxygen at this altitude, each breath I took gave my body much less of the 02 it was looking for.
How can you survive the summer heat and not turn into a human puddle out on the roads?
Here are some benefits of foam rolling and why all athletes should take the time to use the roller before and/or after workouts.
You have to have a great love of the sport to be willing to endure many of the race day events week after week. It’s not all enjoyable, but if you love what you are doing at the end of the day it is worth it.
Most kids learn to ride bikes at a very young age, but many of them don’t realize at that time that cycling can be a competitive sport as well. NICA has illuminated this fact to many young people here in New Jersey.
Forcing your legs to work at a much higher cadence will start to change your muscles and muscle memory, getting those muscles used to turning the legs at a higher rate of speed with less gearing and more efficiency.