Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | February 23, 2009

High Impact Cycling Workout #3: Active Recovery

   Greetings!  My first two workouts (Steady Spinning & Steady Spinning Indoors) were geared toward enhancing your aerobic endurance and neuromuscular coordination by having you spin a fairly high cadence in Training Zone 2 (60 to 70% of your maximum heart rate).  Today’s workout is actually much easier.  In fact, it is the easiest training session you will ever do.  As the name implies, Active Recovery is designed to help you recover from tough, high intensity workouts.  You perform this workout when you feel tired or worn out.  You might think that it is better to take a day off the bike (known as passive recovery) when you’re really tired and in some cases, you would be right.  However, as a general rule, it is better to spin easy after a hard day.  This will help your body remove the waste products generated from your hard efforts and facilitate the recovery process.  You might be very tired at the beginning of this workout, but by the end you will feel much better.  Remember to spin easily in a small (easy) gear.  Click below to download the workout.  Take it easy and have fun!

High Impact Cycling Workout – Active Recovery

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High Cadence Recovery

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