CY­CLE a sportive

Com­plete a mon­ster bike event by putting the dis­tance into your legs

Men's Fitness - - Cardio Feats -

ycling is the king of car­dio. Need proof? VO2 max is the ul­ti­mate mea­sure of car­dio power – it’s your max­i­mum up­take of oxy­gen con­sump­tion – and the high­est ever recorded wasn’t by a rower, a cross­coun­try skier or that chap who used to blow up hot wa­ter bot­tles on Record Break­ers, but rather by Nor­we­gian

THE FORM

cy­clist Oskar Svend­sen, at 97.5ml/kg/min. But reach­ing those num­bers isn’t just a freak ge­netic ac­ci­dent – it takes train­ing. And what bet­ter goal than com­plet­ing your first sportive cy­cling event? Go to cy­closport.org and find an event, and fol­low this plan to pre­pare your body for the rigours of a long-dis­tance chal­lenge.

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