How can cycling improve your running?
Cycling is a great way to exercise. It can also help you shave seconds off your running time. Riding a bicycle puts less pressure on your body than running. Pounding the pavement while running puts a lot of stress on your ankles, knees and hips. Cycling can build up some of the complementary muscles in your legs without this excessive force.
Another benefit of cycling that helps with running is leg turnover. The part of running that involves the pumping of your legs is known as turnover. It is improved by the similar circular movements of cycling.
Different types of riding better mimic different types of running. So, instead of doing a sprint workout on foot, try doing a similar sprint workout on the bike. This will involve similar leg movement.
Riding a bike is also a good for recovery. It is hard to find the motivation to head out on foot a day or two after you’ve completed a long, hard run. Going for a bike ride can be easier and help your muscles recover quicker.
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