Going for a Ride
This time of year, cyclists around the country take advantage of the long days and warm weather to ride the streets and trails. Whether you're drawn to fresh air, fitness or just bonding with friends, cycling is a healthy and mostly safe pasttime, providing a cardiovascular and muscular workout without the pounding on joints that running can entail. Personally I love to take my hybrid bike out on the Schuylkill Trail that bisects Philadelphia or to scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park a few miles outside the city. In our most recent print issue, ADVANCE published an interesting article about incorporating Pilates training to enhance cycling performance (http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Quest-for-Endurance.aspx). What do you think about this practice? If you are a cyclist yourself, what do you like about it? Do you ever treat cycling injuries? Feel free to post a comment below with your perspective.