Category Archives: Exercise

Power to the People! A Product Review of PowerCal from CycleOps

This article originally appeared in the Capital Bicycle Club Newsletter May 2014 About a year ago, I dipped my toes into the water and started shopping for a power meter.  I wanted to use it to measure my progress with … Continue reading

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Estimating Your Own VO2 Max and Your “Fitness Age”

This article originally appeared in the Capital Bicycle Club Newsletter December 2013 Endurance sports such as cycling, running, rowing, etc are all types of exercise where one of the major factors of performance is how much oxygen your body can transport … Continue reading

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Scientific Investigations into the Foam Roller

This article originally appeared in the Capital Bicycle Club Newsletter November 2013 If you’ve followed my articles over the past few years, you’ll know that I frequently encourage cyclists to use foam rollers in their stretching and exercise recovery plans. In … Continue reading

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Preventing Injuries When Starting a Group Fitness Class & Fitness Bootcamp

It’s December, and right now, many people are looking ahead to the end of the holidays and kicking off their new year with fitness goals! Group fitness classes and bootcamp style classes are very popular choices that are attracting many … Continue reading

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Understanding Knee Pain in Cycling and chondromalacia patella

This article originally appeared in the Capital Bicycle Club Newsletter November, 2012 You would think I’d be tired of writing about knee pain by now, but the truth is, it continues to be one of the most common reasons people … Continue reading

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Mastering Movement for a Better Ride: Upper Spine Flexibility

Mastering Movement for a Better Ride: Upper Spine Flexibility By Dr. Andy Rosser, Downtown Olympia originally published in the Capital Bicycling Club Newsletter Sept 2012 edition One frequent complaint that cyclists come to me about is pain at the base … Continue reading

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The Effects of Various Body Postures on Pressure in the Lower Back Disc

One of the charts that I saw as a young student in chiropractic school has stuck with me ever since… and for lots of good reasons.  It’s from a study that looked at how much pressure gets produced inside the … Continue reading

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What Books Are In My Bag?

There are a few books that I have been carrying back and forth to work over the past few months. Besides adding a few extra calories to my walk, they’ve been giving me new ideas and expanding the way I … Continue reading

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Neck & Shoulder Pain From Cycling: A Closer Look

Originally published in the Capital Bicycle Club’s February 2012 Newsletter. One of the more common ailments that can arise from cycling is pain in the neck and shoulder region. In fact, a number of sports medicine research studies have shown … Continue reading

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Where Do I Stretch When My Back Hurts?

It’s a logical question, and one that has it’s roots in many different sources, but stretching may not be the answer to your lower back pain. In the past, we’ve injured ourselves and been told to stretch. We’ve maybe even … Continue reading

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