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Cycling and BMX Philippines : Easy Ways To Add Outdoor Cycling To Your Training Schedule

Thousands of Philippine cyclists had the chance to compete in PRUride’s annual racing event to earn qualifying points that could take them to the 2020 Olympics. Cycling in the Philippines is a growing sport that many professional athletes partake in. In addition, as they realize the benefits it offers alongside their regular training regime. All while being able to enjoy the picturesque scenery.

Cycling is great for improving your cardiovascular fitness and strengthening all of your lower body muscles. Making it the perfect complementary sport for any athlete. Plus, you can easily fit it into your training schedule. As you can incorporate it into your daily life by cycling to work, the running track or gym. And it can be included for fun in your leisure time. Cycling and BMX Philippines.


Cycling and BMX Philippines: Getting started with the basics

Getting everything you need to regularly include cycling into your fitness regime will help you to stay safe and enjoy it. Choosing the right bike for your needs. Such as a mountain bike or a road bike, which can make cycling easier. However, It’s also important that your bicycle is the right height for you to have lights on it. And you have a helmet to keep you safe.

Cycling and BMX Philippines is great for cardiovascular fitness, as well as toning your leg muscles. And is ideal for runners, swimmers, martial artists, and boxers, in particular. This is because it works on many of the same muscles. But uses them in different ways. As well as helping to improve performance by boosting overall fitness.

Start with cycling by going as far as you comfortably can, and commit to building on it each day. It won’t be long until you’re able to cycle good distances, especially for athletes who are already physically fit but just need to get used to a bike again.


Cycling and BMX Philippines: Ditch your car for cycling

Using your bike as your main mode of transportation is one of the easiest ways to fit it into even the busiest athlete’s training schedule. Your daily commute to work can be transformed. As you’ll save fuel and time if you usually get stuck in traffic. All whilst improving your fitness.

You can also cycle to wherever you train. Such as the gym, running track, pool or field. Giving you that extra edge over other athletes. You should see your cardiovascular fitness significantly improve by cycling everywhere. It’s a good idea to start by cycling to wherever is closest, and add in additional journeys once your body adjusts to the change. Which shouldn’t take long for athletes who are already in good shape?


Cycling and BMX Philippines  in your leisure time for days out

Using your spare time to explore your surroundings. Like finally going up that mountain that you’ve always stared at. It is another great way to commit to regular cycling. The Philippines have lots of routes for all levels of cycling. So you can start with easier ones and work your way up to longer routes that have tougher terrains to challenge yourself and further improve your fitness.

In addition, Cycling on uneven terrains or ones with an incline will also really work your upper leg muscles. But also your calves, hips, and your core to a certain extent. Popular routes include the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, and Calabarzon. For exploring the mountains, head to the Sierra Madre Mountains, Rizal, Laguna, or the Marilaque mountain road. Where you can stop at the Daranak Falls and Batlag Falls to see the beautiful blue water and cool off.

In contrast, cycling is a great complementary exercise that can easily fit into any athlete’s current training regime, helping to boost performance, stamina, overall fitness and strength. By incorporating it into your daily life, you don’t even need to make changes to your training schedule to benefit from it.

OCTOBER 30, 2015

How 1% Performance Improvements Led to Olympic Gold

However when Sir Dave Brailsford became head of British Cycling in 2002. The team had almost no record of success: British cycling had only won a single gold medal in its 76-year history. That quickly changed under Sir Dave’s leadership. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his squad won seven out of 10 gold medals available in track cycling. And they matched the achievement at the London Olympics four years later. Sir Dave now leads Britain’s first-ever professional cycling team. Which has won three of the last four Tour de France events?

Sir Dave, a former professional cycler who holds an MBA. Applied theory of marginal gains to cyclin. He gambled that if the team broke down everything they could think of that goes into competing on a bike. And then improved each element by 1%. They would achieve a significant aggregated increase in performance.

I recently caught up with Sir Dave to learn more about his success in cycling and what lessons his experience holds for managers in other areas. An edited version of our conversation follows.

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2013 phil cycling entries sea games

LeMond: Lance Armstrong ‘top 30 at best’ without doping

Former cycling great Greg LeMond says Lance Armstrong would have been “top 30 at best” and “not capable of” winning the Tour de France without the help of doping. However, he also says Armstrong should go to jail for his transgressions.

In an interview that aired Monday night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, LeMond called Armstrong a “thug” who used his cancer-survival story and cancer charity to manipulate the cancer community and shield himself from allegations.

CNN billed the interview as LeMond’s first in-depth interview since Armstrong admitted to doping in January after several years of strenuous denials. In April, LeMond spoke at a symposium on doping in Austin, Texas, and said he had “no vendetta” against Armstrong. He also said then that “I don’t rejoice” over the fact that Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles in the Tour de France, which left LeMond as the only American to have officially won the prestigious race.

Full article here


2012 News Articles Clippings

Armstrong’s Tour victories to have no new winner

(Oct 27), Philippine Daily Inquirer

GENEVA – The 1999-2005 Tour de France races will have no winners attributed to them, embattled world cycling officials announced Friday, ordering doping-tainted icon Lance Armstrong to repay his prize money.

The International Cycling Union (UCI) this week effectively erased Armstrong from the cycling history books when it decided not to appeal sanctions imposed on the American by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Above all a damning report by USADA last week concluded that Armstrong helped orchestrate the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport.

A UCI management committee on Friday “acknowledged that decisive action was needed in response to the report”.

In conclusion, Armstrong will now lose all of his results from 1998,. The year he resumed racing after successfully battling cancer, and a year before the first of his seven consecutive yellow jersey wins from 1999-2005.

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(Oct 21), from Sunday Herald Australia newspaper

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.Lance quits his charity

(Oct 18), from the MX Australia newspaper

LANCE Armstrong resigned as the chairman of his Live-strong charity overnight as three of his biggest sponsors — sportswear giant Nike, bike manufacturer Trek, and the brewers of Budweiser — terminated their contracts with him.

Armstrong distanced himself from the cancer-fighting organization so it could focus on its mission, not the doping scandal.

“To spare the foundation any negative effects a s a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career. I will conclude my chairmanship”

– he said on the Lance Armstrong Foundation‘s website

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Just before that appeared, Nike announced it had terminated its contract with him.

“Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him.” – the company said in a statement.

“Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in any manner.”

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However today, cycling firm Trek, which made the bicycles Armstrong rode to seven Tour de France titles, said in a statement:

“Trek is disappointed by the findings and conclusions in the USADA report regarding Lance Armstrong. Given the determinations of the report. Trek today is terminating our long-term relationship with Lance Armstrong. Trek will continue to support the Livestrong Foundation and its efforts to combat cancer.”

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Budweiser brewing giant Anheuser-Busch, which used Armstrong to pitch another of its beers, also severed ties, as did energy food marketing firm Honey Stinger, which is removing his image from the packaging.

The announcements come a week after the US Anti-Doping Agency released a 1000 page report detailing why it stripped the cyclist of his seven Tour titles.

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We Just didn’t do it: Nike

(Oct 16), from the MX Australia newspaper

NIKE raised eyebrows last week for supporting alleged doping cheat Lance Armstrong despite overwhelming evidence but the sportswear company denied it paid $485,000 to cover up a positive drugs test.

The United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) report that details, why the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, described it as the most sophisticated doping program in sports history.

The USADA’s explosive “reasoned decision” focused on people who have claimed for years Armstrong used banned drugs but were threatened by the champion’s legal team.

They include Kathy LeMond, the wife of American cyclist Greg LeMond, who testified under oath in 2006 that Nike paid former UCI president Hein Verbruggen $485,000 to cover up a positive drug test.

Betsy Andreu, the wife of Armstrong’s former friend and teammate Frankie Andreu, said: “Lance didn’t do it alone. How else could he pull off the biggest fraud in the history of the sport? He had big corporations backing him, the cycling governing body, UCI, defending him, and the media ignoring the evidence”

Nike has a history of publicly supporting embattled athletes, including serial cheater Tiger Woods in 2009 and Lakers star Kobe Bryant when charged with sexual assault in 2003.

But the company “vehemently” denied paying Verburggen to cover up a drug test result.

“Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.” the company said in a statement.

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Lance Armstrong stripped of seven Tour de France titles. Given a lifetime ban from Olympic sports as he drops an appeal of doping charges

.(Aug 24) Disgraced cyclist will no longer fight charges he led sophisticated doping conspiracy, will not have to hear former teammates testify against him, but now leaves himself vulnerable.

However, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has ruled on pending cases by banning Armstrong from cycling FOR LIFE

However, The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has ruled on pending cases by banning Armstrong from cycling FOR LIFE.  In conclusion, Armstrong said that he is not contesting the decision.  The USADA also stripped him of all titles, including the 7 Tour de France titles.  Armstrong meekly demurred that perhaps the USADA does not have the power to do so, but the agency asserted forcefully that it has, in fact, all the powers to do just that.

”There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is  enough.” For me, that time is now,” Armstrong said in a statement sent to The  Associated Press. He called the USADA investigation an “unconstitutional witch  hunt.”

“I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair  advantage in winning my seven Tours since

1999,” he said. “The toll this has  taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I  am today – finished with this nonsense.”

In addition, Armstrong insisted his decision is not an admission of drug use. However, a refusal to enter an arbitration process he believes is improper and unfair to athletes facing charges.

“USADA cannot assert control of a professional international  sport and attempt to strip my seven Tour de France titles,” he said.

“I know who  won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone  I competed against knows who won those seven Tours.”

“There is  zero physical evidence to support (the) outlandish and heinous claims. The only  physical evidence here is the hundreds of (doping) controls I have passed with  flying colors,” Armstrong said.

“Today I turn the page. I will  no longer address this issue, regardless of the circumstances. I will commit  myself to the work I began before ever winning a single Tour de France title:  serving people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved  communities,” Armstrong said.

 

Read More Here in the New York Times



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