One of the most diverse sports out there is cyclingor bicycling. The word itself, “cycling” conjures up different images for many people. One person might think of someone riding through a neighborhood, another might think of someone cruising down a mountain, and another might picture someone pedalling to the finish line in a race. All three of these ideas are correct – which makes cycling one of the best and easiest sports to partake in. Still unsure if you want to become a cyclist? Read below for more information.
Benefits of Cycling
There are many reasons as to why a person should start cycling. The most obvious being it’s a great way to exercise. Below is a list of Zensah’s top five benefits of cycling.
Now that you’ve received a dosage of why cycling is good for you, here are some tips to getting the right cycling gear.
The Right Bicycle
There are many types of bicycles out there ranging from road bikes, rickshaws, mountain bikes, etc. However, the three main types of bikes are listed below:
There are many bike variations within the three categories listed above. To find the right bike for you, you can visit your local bike shop.
The Right Cycling Gear
Getting a whole new outfit just for cycling may seem ridiculous, but there are added benefits to getting specially-made cycling gear.
The first and most important piece of cycling gear you should get is a helmet. Helmets may seem uncool and unfashionable, but they are very important for your well-being. Wearing a helmet will help to prevent fatalities and head injuries. Most injuries from cycling result from the rider not wearing a helmet. In addition, in some places in the U.S., not wearing a helmet if you’re under the age of 18 is illegal. To make your helmet more fashion forward, try decorating it, match the color to your cycling gear, or get the same helmet as your favorite competitive cyclist.
Consider getting a pair of compression bottoms. There are many different types, but overall, compression bottoms provide support to the upper leg which allows for unrestricted mobility in the lower legs. They also prevent chafing and rashes on the inside of your thighs. Your legs will also be kept warm and loose as these bottoms aid in increasing oxygen and blood flow. High compression bottoms such as shorts, tights, and capris offer a greater level of compression during activity and are helpful for recovery. Base layer compression bottoms have a mild level of compression. Choose the right type of compression bottomsfor you by considering the intensity of cycling that you will be doing.
Another great addition to your cycling gear is compression arm sleeves. Cycling sleeves helps to keep the blood flowing to the muscles in your arms and keeps your arms loose and warm. Some arm sleeves such as Zensah’s are made with silver ion technology to keep you cool or warm depending on the climate. Zensah arm sleeves are also made to provide sun protection so you’ll be able to protect your skin while cycling on the hottest days.
Zensah offers a great range of high and base layer compression bottoms. Their cycling gear is a must have for any cyclist. The bottoms are made with a 3D design that will target your quadriceps and provide a massage feel. In addition, they are moisture-wicking which means your shorts, tights, or capris will stay dry and free of perspiration. That’s one less thing you have to worry about while you cycle.
Cycling is a great way to get your body exercising. Now is the time to start! Have fun by cycling with friends or family on a cool summer night. You won’t regret it!
To all the Zensah cyclists out there, do you have any tips to share?
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