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Fit Recovery’s Cycling Dictionary:  The Definition of Cardio, and why Cycling can be considered “Cardio”… but Really isn’t.

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A special thanks to Shay-lon for the inspiration for this post.

Fit Recovery’s Cycling Dictionary defines Cardio thusly:

car·di·o

ˈkärdēō/

noun

A fitness activity that happens to be phenomenally healthy but is often understood to be soul crushingly monotonous and/or boring.

While there is no doubt cycling fits the “fitness activity” and “phenomenally healthy” part of the definition, it can hardly be called “soul crushingly monotonous and/or boring” unless one is doing it wrong.  Cycling, done correctly with a liberal amount of friends, is the very definition of fun.  

Hopefully the photos above make the sport look enjoyable but my favorite moments on a bike are rarely captured in a photograph, simply because I won’t risk wrecking those moments by reaching for my camera.  I’ve found it better to experience them fully than to interrupt them.

Therefore, cycling is Cardio.  But it isn’t at the same time.

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4 Comments

  1. unironedman says:

    Well I guess anything that raises your heart rate for a reasonable period of time could be considered ‘cardio’. I’d say for many liberals, watching the recent US elections was cardio, of a sort. But also soul-crushing. I’d say getting jiggy with the missus would be much better cardio. And most definitely not monotonous or boring. No Garmin app for that one… 🙂

    … I’ll get my coat…

  2. chape says:

    Hahaha, Shay-lon is going to love this post 😀

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