How to Start a New Outside Cardio Routine
Has the warm weather gotten you inspired to start a new outdoor cardio routine? Whether you’ve set your eyes on running, biking, or swimming, here are some things to remember before you begin.
Investing in a bike is exciting – once you find the perfect one for you, you’ll be inspired to explore your town, take a long weekend bike ride, maybe even commute to work! But the process of finding the right bike and cycling routine takes a bit of thought. Start your cycling routine off right with these tips:
- Buy the right bike: Do you want a road bike for commuting, a mountain bike for weekend trail rides, or something in between? Knowing the main purpose of your bike is the first step in buying the right kind of bike. You also will need to spend a few hours testing different brands and sizes. Read more tips for buying the right bike here.
- Prevent pain and injuries: Even with the right size of bike, you need to ensure that you’ve adjusted your two-wheeler correctly so your rides won’t lead to aches and pains. From saddle height to how to properly fit your helmet, here are tips on how to adjust your bike to fit your body.
- Plan your workout: If you’re new to biking, make sure you plan and prep your route and workout. If you’re biking to work, for example, read these tips for how to start a bike commute to work, and if you can’t wait to hit the hills this weekend, read our beginner mountain biking tips.