Injury Prevention Tips*

Biking as Cross Training

This could equally be included under the training tips, but I like to look at it as a way to prevent injuries and recover from them should you be unfortunate enough to get hurt. It is often stated that bicycling in a standing position, specifically hill sprints, is the closest exercise to running. This is probably true, although the similarities do not seem all that great. At any rate, it can be an excellent way of maintaining conditioning while undergoing rehab -- I am unable to make the same claim regarding pool running.

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