Riding, age is not a problem

Throughout the major sports events, the career of athletes over 30 years old may begin to decline.

Why isn’t my bike? Take everyday amateur riding as an example.

You may be easily overtaken by the old man.

When you repeatedly look at the type of training, diet, lifestyle and even partner’s influence, the effect of age on cycling performance is actually very small.

Former professionals such as Chris Horner and Jens Voigt have proved that age can prevail on the road, and both drivers have successfully entered their 40s.

More importantly, Malcolm Elliott, a British professional player, retired in 1997 at the age of 36.

Five years later, he returned at the age of 41 and won the Tour Series just one month before his 49th birthday.

So, how can you solve other things that slow you down before replacing your bicycle shoes with slippers? The physiological peak of the average person is usually between 20 and 35 years old, but when you look at the data, the decline is actually very slow.

Scientists in New Zealand found that for trained cyclists, the average power per kilogram dropped by only 0.048 watts per year from the age of 35.

Other studies have shown a loss of 1-3 watts per kilogram.

Bicycle coach and sports psychologist Tim Harkness explained: “Take a typical 45 year old man who is 8 kilograms overweight as an example.

If he loses weight through structural training, he can gain about 30 watts.

Taking away the 10 watts he loses in the process of aging, he still needs to increase 20 watts.

A study conducted by Dr.

Roy shepherd of the University of Toronto in a few years ago found that when a person reaches middle age, regular cycling can actually prolong his life, and can extend it by up to 12 years! This discovery It seems to be supported by a 2015 study by King’s College London, which surveyed a group of experienced cyclists aged 55 to 79 and found that they showed much less signs of aging than non cyclists.

Cycling is the key to a healthy life.

If you still don’t believe me, there is more evidence here…

Telomeres are the tips of chromosomes, and they will become shorter with age.

Author and coach Joe Friel explained: “telomere length is directly related to aerobic capacity (VO2max) and endurance performance.” Friel cited a study by scientists from the University of Colorado, which compared the telomere lengths of young subjects (18-32 years old) and old subjects (55-72 years old), half of which were “necessary” and the other half “endurance training”.

The results showed that the telomere length of older subjects with endurance training was only 7% shorter than that of adolescents with endurance training.

Moreover, the higher the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) of the subjects, the longer the telomeres.

If you do endurance exercise, VO2max will increase, but in interval training, VO2max will increase more.

Therefore, you should add some explosive efforts to your training to keep young.

Of course, don’t ride blindly.

Do a set of fitting to find a suitable angle to avoid injury.

Learn how to recover correctly after riding, choose a reasonable riding route, and buy a set of riding equipment with guaranteed quality…

It is said that people who read this article have gone to ride, right? It really doesn’t matter if you ride slowly.

I heard that cycling at night is equivalent to chronic suicide.

You can laugh for three days after watching it..