A New Way To Train With The LifeSpan Cycle Boxer
, 6 min reading time
, 6 min reading time
We're all familiar with cycling and boxing. But a lot of people don't know you can also do it simultaneously. Apart from each other, cycling and boxing are very good to your health. But combining the two provides you with even more health benefits! In this blog we tell you about the LifeSpan Cycle Boxer, a multifunctional piece of fitness equipment with which you can both cycle and box.
The Benefits Of Cycling
With cycling you train a large number of muscles, namely your quadriceps, glutes, calves, back muscles, abdominals, biceps and triceps. The quadriceps is one of the most important muscle groups in your body and enables you to move smoothly and well, also while climbing the stairs, running and hiking.
Of course you also use your glutes when cycling. The Gluteus Maximus is the largest of three glutes. With cycling you activate these gluteal muscles and train them so they get very tight. Your legs are also in full motion during cycling. Cycling is a good way to train your calves because you tighten them to add power to the pedals. Your calves are constantly stimulated by the force you exercise on the pedals to move forward.
With cycling you mostly train your leg muscles and glutes. But this doesn't mean you don't train your upper body at all. Although you don't use the muscles in your upper body to use force, you use them to keep your balance and to stay seated upright.Being seated upright is necessary to avoid a wrong posture and joint complaints and injury. The biceps and triceps are also not used to add power but are needed to hold steering wheel and to put pressure on your arms which are trained and strengthened by this.
Apart from training a lot of muscles, cycling is also very good to your health. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. During cycling your heart pumps more blood through your body than it would normally do while it keeps beating at a low and regular pace. Because of this your heart has less beatings per minute while your blood circulation increases. This changes the composition of your blood and makes your veins more flexible so they are less likely to silt up. It increases your lung capacity and makes you more energetic so you can keep on cycling for a longer period of time. Cycling also reduces the risk of Diabetes Type II.
It's relaxing to body and mind because you can clear your head. Because your upper body doesn't move during cycling your body and breathing settle down. Cycling reduces stress, surely because your body produces agents such as endorfine and serotonine. These substances are known to bring you a feeling of happiness.
Cycling makes you burn a lot of calories, approximately 97 kcal per 10 minutes of cycling and 30 kcal per km. Since you cycle 10 to 20 km per hour on average you can see how this gets you a great calorie consumption. A bike is a great mean to slim down with. You can also keep cycling for quite some time because it barely strains your joints. Because you're seated there's no pressure on your knees and ankles at all. The supple, evenly and shock-less cycle movement you make is also not taxing on your joints. This makes cycling a great way to train for more heavy-bodied people.
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