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What Is Fat Biking?

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Made to ride on snow, sand and other types of terrain, fat bikes are equipped with over-sized tires and rims. 

Mountain Biking Spotlight10

Preventing Neck Pain in Cyclists

Sunday March 30, 2014

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About.com caught up with Trish DaCosta, group fitness instructor, trainer at Gold's Gym, Sports Arena, and founder of Love Life Fit to discuss one of the most common ailments in cycling: neck pain.

"Pain is the body's alarm system. If you feel it during a ride or afterwards, you need to address it," she says.

In this article, DaCosta discusses how neck pain is treated, who you should see to treat the pain and how it can be prevented.

Tips for Proper Stretching

Sunday March 30, 2014

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Stretching, it seems, goes hand-in-hand with exercise. So, you might be surprised to learn there is discussion surrounding just how effective it is.

Recent research offers mixed conclusions, so About.com caught up with Gregory Reardon, DPT, CSCS, doctor of physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist to shed some light on the debate.

In this article, Dr. Reardon explains study findings in detail, and offers tips for proper stretching techniques.

Self Massage for Cyclists: Part 2

Sunday March 30, 2014

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Massage facilitates the circulation of the blood and other fluids in the body.

Self massage can help flush the body of toxins, and prevent or diminish delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can occur a day or so after exercise.

In this article, About.com speaks with Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, licensed and national board certified massage therapist, and Julie Skovran, trainer and therapist, about the benefits of self massage in the mountain biking population.

Self Massage for Cyclists: Part 1

Saturday March 29, 2014

Self massage can help flush the body of toxins, and prevent or diminish delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can occur a day or so after exercise.

About.com spoke with Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, licensed and national board certified massage therapist, and Julie Skovran, trainer and therapist, about the benefits of self massage in the mountain biking population.

Read the first part of the interview here.

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