Winter biking can be appropriate for many people’s workouts. But not always people love or have the opportunity to practice in the cold weather. So, try changing with interesting sports so you can change without cycling in the winter below.
Swimming is a really good alternative to cycling in winter, especially if you can train your heart rate yourself. Professional cycling coaches put swimming in the forefront (along with Nordic running and skiing) on cross-benefits for off-road cycling. All three activities combine the same muscle groups for cycling, and likewise, the trainer’s aerobic system will become better.
Many of the top imported sports bike athletes have been practicing on the snowy roads in the winter. And some good athletes like Canada’s Clara Hughes even scored Olympic medals in both cycling and speed skating (an impressive medal in her case). The training strategy and pace are the same, and both sports are good for additional muscle groups.
Walking in the snow
Walking in the snow is actually not bad – says coach Overton – like the kind of jogging that puts on a weightlifting leg without worrying about injury
Play team sports
If it’s a team sport involving sustained activity, like playing football for an hour and running around the field, it could be as beneficial as jogging. But with basketball or softball, when you are not too familiar and easy to stand in one place looking at teammates, the benefits of training are not too much.
Many rowers (and also bicyclists) will tell you that this is an activity that uses both legs and arms, but sailing still requires more hand movement – and that is not the same as pedaling a child bicycle. However, this is still a good subject to change if you are not interested in cycling, please practice over 1 hour to be effective.
Climb the mountain
Easy and quick climbing does not bring much benefit, but if hiking and long distance hiking are difficult and you can reach heart rate up to 130, then this is also a sport worth a try.