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Martin Williams

Martin has been tearing up all sorts of trails on a range of bikes ever since he was young. He once cycled across France, and once fell into a canal on a hybrid. He writes about everything to do with cycling on our site. You can find out more about him at bicycle2work.com/about-martin-williams/

Does Mountain Biking Build Muscle? (11 Facts)

If you’ve seen pro-mountain bikers in action, you’ll see that they’re really sinewy and muscular in a lean way. And when you go mountain biking, you have to keep control through all sorts of jolts and jerks. Does that mean that mountain biking builds muscle? Mountain biking helps develop some muscle in the lower body, …

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Is Cycling Every Day Bad For Your Legs? 7 Pros And 7 Cons

I often hear people worrying that cycling every day might not be healthy, and asking about rest days. I’ve heard this a lot with reference to their legs, and that they might be doing damage to their joints or muscles. For those without a history of leg issues or conditions, cycling every day will normally …

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Biking After Leg Day — 11 Things to Know + Benefits

Leg day can be an intense workout that leaves your legs feeling fatigued and sore. After an intense leg day, you may be tempted to hop on your bike and take a leisurely ride. Cycling after leg day is a positive idea, as the exercise increases blood flow in your legs and speeds up recovery …

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Does Cycling Strengthen Ankles? 11 Key Facts

Ankle strength affects a lot more bodily functions than you think. From supporting your body weight to maintaining your balance, ankle strength is at work when we do most of our daily activities. That’s why you have to consider your ankles whenever you exercise. But the question is, does cycling strengthen ankles? Cycling strengthens ankle …

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7 Reasons That Cycling Helps With Anxiety

Many anxiety sufferers report that riding a bike is an activity that captures both the mind and body. There are so many muscles and movements you have to coordinate. You also have to use your brain to decide the best path, when, and where to turn. It is a mindful experience. There’s also the added …

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11 Reasons That Cycling Is High-Intensity

Fun fact – exercising at the right intensity can do wonders for your health and fitness. To get the most out of your time, experts recommend moderate to high-intensity workouts. I know that in the past I’ve got the most out of cycling when I’ve really gone for it, and stretched myself to the max! …

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15 Things To Eat Before A Bike Ride To Lose Weight

It can be confusing knowing what to eat before a bike ride to lose weight. Nothing? Protein only? Light carbs? There’s conflicting advice all over the place. Here’s what the research says… For weight loss, if you are going to be cycling for an extended period, then beforehand you want to eat foods that will …

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9 Surprising Reasons That Cycling Helps With Constipation

Anyone that has suffered from constipation knows that it can be more problematic than a lot of people think. I had a friend that was sometimes curled up in a fetal position holding her belly when suffering from this issue. Though it’s not a 100% remedy all by itself, cycling actually offers many surprising benefits …

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Electric Bike Brakes Not Working – 9 Reasons And Fixes

It’s a real hassle when you’re electric bike brakes suddenly stop working! However, there is good news – electric bike brakes can almost always be fixed, either by a bike mechanic or by yourself if you’re confident enough. You just need to know: What the problem is What to do about it I’ve ridden electric …

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