Indoor cycling for weight loss

a cyclist riding on a Wattbike smart bike
(Image credit: Wattbike)

While we all have several reasons for riding our bikes, a common one is to try and lose some excess weight that we may be carrying. Indoor cycling is a great form of exercise to assist us in losing some weight while making sure we get fitter and healthier.

Cycling is a non-weight bearing endurance-based sport which makes it attractive when it comes to picking a sport for weight loss purposes. As well as these physical benefits, cycling has mental and emotional benefits as we release Endorphins (often referred to as the feel-good hormones) post-exercise which help maintain a good mental state and help you to keep going in pursuit of your goals.

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Jarred Salzwedel

Jarred Salzwedel completed his Honours degree in Sports Science at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2013. His Master's degree focused on investigating training adaptations to differing high-intensity interval training programmes in cyclists.

He has raced both on the road and track at a National level in the Junior ranks which led to his interest in the science behind training and conditioning, as well as his passion to help athletes optimise their performance. 

Jarred owns and manages Cycle Dynamic Coaching - a coaching platform that looks after and advises some of South Africa’s top Road and Track cyclists. He has extensive knowledge in exercise physiology having previously focused on the physiological testing of endurance athletes.

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