Get Fit on a Bicycle
Please Note: Opinions, views, and statements in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the owners/operators of this website. The owners/operators of this website do not endorse, and express no opinion on the content of any websites linked from this article, including links from the About the Author section.
Tips for Getting Fit on a Bicycle: A Weight Loss Guide
By Joan Bishop Denizot
Biking is one of the most effective - and not to mention, enjoyable - workouts out there. Others may find this intimidating. But it is not necessary to be thin for one to cycle. Yes, a lighter body helps a lot if you want speed, but it is not a requirement for you to enjoy it.
When you are confronted with anxiety and doubts, fight the urge to make excuses and back out. Here are a few tips helpful tips:
The Right Perspective: Being unfit is not really something to be very scared about. You don't have to be in all that Lycra clothing to start biking. The extra pounds won't stop you from getting on the road. You are your own boss and you can by all means go at your own pace. Starting slow is best. Work at a speed that's comfortable to you. You don't have to do 50 kilometres right away. You can go around the neighborhood once or twice. Whatever the speed and distance, every ride counts. With regular riding, you will improve over time and you will be able to deal with self-doubt by cycling farther and longer.
The Right Gear: Make sure that you are comfortable on your bike. If it hurts to ride it, then you should have it altered to fit your body well. Most gear are in smaller sizes so go to your local bike shop for a bike fitting, you may just need a new saddle or adjust the height. Also, the bike should fit the road you'll be biking on. Hilly roads will require a different bike compared to flat and smooth roads. Ask your bike shop and don't be afraid to try the different types before deciding.
The Right Clothing: You will also need to consider the correct clothing. Longer rides will require padding for the inner thighs for you to remain comfortable. You'll need cycling gloves which will help you get the perfect grip on the bars, and of course, a helmet. You'll find stores that carry a wide range of sizes but if you cannot find anything, just be creative, improvise, and wear what you find comfortable.
If you find that the store personnel are not being courteous or accommodating, you can always go to another shop. Ignoring naysayers is the best way to go. It's a challenge but try not let them get to you. Do not be intimidated by cyclists who judge people for your weight. Remind yourself that you have every right to bike on the same road as them.
Whether you are an average sized rider or a heavier one who wanted to try biking for recreational purposes, commuting, or losing weight, check out Zize Bikes for a line-up of custom made, extra sturdy bicycles for everybody that can support ALL riders of ALL sizes (up to 550 pounds).
Related Web Sites
Here are some other websites that may be of interest:
Please feel free to comment on this page:
Guide 2 Weight Loss:
Get Fit on a Bicycle
Glycemic Index Table
Running for Weight Loss
South Beach Vs Atkins
Why I Hate the BMI Scale
Your Weight Loss Resistance
Israeli Army Diet
South Beach Diet
Other Weight Loss Websites:
Diet for Women
Diet and Weight Loss eBooks
Weight Loss Journey
Other Fitness Web Sites:
More Weight Loss Web Sites: (Adverts)
Build Muscle & Burn Fat Fast
Fat Loss 4 Idiots
Top Secret Fat Loss Secret
Disclaimer: This website and its content, is intended for general information only. This website and its content, is NOT intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. The website and its content, is NOT intended as health or medical advice, and is NOT intended as a substitute for advice from a properly qualified medical professional. The website and its content, was NOT written by a doctor or other medical professional or nutritionist or fitness instructor, etc. Information on this site is the personal opinions of the authors only, and has NOT been reviewed or vetted by a doctor or other medical professional or nutritionist or fitness instructor, etc. Information on this site has NOT scientifically tested or validated. You are STRONGLY advised to consult your doctor if you need health or medical advice, have or suspect that you may have an illness or disease or medical condition, or if you need any form of disease-prevention, diagnosis or treatment. You are also STRONGLY advised to consult your doctor, before taking any action, if you are considering any type of action (including but not limited to: home remedies, lifestyle changes, home environment changes, dietary changes, changes to your exercise regimen, etc.) which may affect your health, or which is intended to prevent, cure or treat any medical condition. The owners of this website are NOT responsible for, have NOT reviewed, do NOT necessarily agree with, and have no opinion on, third party websites which may appear in links or advertisements (including but not limited to: banner adverts, Google AdSense, or a text link). If a third party website is linked, advertised or described on this website, that is NOT intended to mean, and should NOT be construed as meaning, that the owners of this website endorse, agree with, or have any opinion on that website or its content. In general, you should always consult your doctor regarding medical and health matters.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S.à r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.