Tuvizo — November 2014

How To Set Up Your Road Bike

Nov 11 2014 0 Comments November 2014

A well set-up bike is not only a joy to ride, but it helps prevent long term injuries and takes less effort to achieve the same results.  If you are finding your ride uncomfortable, either take it to a professional to have it properly fitted or follow the simple instructions below and you will notice an immediate difference. STAND-OVER HEIGHT Put on your cycling shoes and straddle the bike. There should be around 2.5cm (1") clearance between the top tube and your body, on a bike with a straight top tube.  If the bike is a semi-compact or compact design...

Staying Motivated To Run While Pregnant

Nov 10 2014 0 Comments November 2014

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting things that will ever happen in a woman’s life.  Today, most women do some form of exercise and there is no reason why this shouldn’t continue during pregnancy.  Your daily exercise routine will change but, as long as your doctor gives you the thumbs up, you can carry on running, jogging or walking throughout your pregnancy.  So, put on your best running shoes, your expandable reflective running vest or reflective belt and off you go. MOTIVATION DURING THE FIRST TRIMESTER The first trimester is tough and full of nausea and tiredness. Your hormones...

Preventable Common Cycling Injuries

Nov 09 2014 0 Comments November 2014

Cycling is a wonderful way to maintain a good level of fitness and is considered a low-impact sport.  However, care needs to be taken to avoid the most common injuries associated with cycling.  The majority of cycling related injuries are caused by either poor riding techniques, poor bike fits or the wrong clothing. ACHILLES TENDONITIS Achilles tendonitis is an injury common amongst cyclists and runners and is caused by overuse, which leads to inflammation of the Achilles tendon.  It is a painful and debilitating injury which needs rest to aid recovery. The first rule before beginning a ride is to...

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