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Bicycling Cadence
Research shows that optimum power and efficiency occur when your pedalling cadence is 70-90 strokes per minute. On flat terrain, during the Tour de France, professional cyclists averaged 89 rpm (source: MSSE, August 2001).

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Running: An Overview
Distance running is the reason why we have the Olympics, and, is likely the reason why Ken Cooper, MD, coined the term "aerobics" back in the 60's. If you'd like more general information on distance running, read our review: "Running: An Overview"

Many people may not have heard of "plyometrics" but it's a training technique that has been around for quite a while. It's not for beginners, but, if you're ready, it can add a lot of explosive strength to your jumps and agility. Read more about it at: "Plyometrics"

Sports Nutrition vs. General Nutrition
Every 5 years, the federal government issues a revised "Dietary Guidelines for Americans." These are good guidelines to follow. However, if you exercise vigorously, there are several dietary details that should be modified. An example is the amount of sodium in your diet. To learn more, read our review: "Why Sports Nutrition Is Different"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, 1st ed."
AUTHOR:  Bushman B, ed.
LENGTH:  396 pages
LIST PRICE:  $21.95

If you are looking for one resource that provides solid (evidence-based) guidelines for optimum exercise, fitness, and nutrition, then this book from ACSM is for you! It is thorough, yet easy to read. And it is loaded with photos of real people demonstrating a variety of exercises. Read our review...

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