Healthy Knees Cycling: The Fun No-Impact Way to Reduce Joint Pain, Improve Strength, and Help You Live an Active Lifestyle

Healthy Knees Cycling: The Fun No-Impact Way to Reduce Joint Pain, Improve Strength, and Help You Live an Active Lifestyle


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"Robin Robertson's expertise in proper cycling techniques and equipment is wonderfully shared in her new book, which is an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone really dedicated to their health or rehabilitation of their hips and knees!!" - Michael A. Thorpe, MDEven your doctor has told you that bicycling is good for your aching knees and hips. But no one has told you how to do it, until now. There is so much more than just hopping on your bike. This easy to follow book from the creator of Healthy Knees Coach is the ultimate guide to explain everything you need to know about cycling to make it easy for you to get started. You'll unlock the mysteries of exactly how to set up your bike, secrets of sitting on it comfortably, and how fast and hard to pedal. The workouts show you what to do when you cycle plus bonus material for muscle and core strength and stretching. Whether you are new to cycling or have ridden many miles, you'll learn the simple methods to protecting and strengthening your knees and hips so that you can comfortably enjoy the activities you love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692597705
Publisher: Bellingham Tennis Club
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Robin Robertson and her husband Doug have owned and managed the Bellingham Tennis Club & Fairhaven Fitness since 2000, in Bellingham, Washington. Robin is accomplished in a variety of training methods including Functional Aging Specialist, ACE certified personal trainer, USA Cycling Coach, and founder of Healthy Knees Cycling, Healthy Knees Coach, and Cycle Moles.

Robin is a life-long athlete. She ran competitively in high school and continued through college. At just 24 years old, during her senior year, she received the crushing news that if she wanted to walk at age 30, she needed to stop all impact sports because of the arthritis in her knees. This began her love of cycling! Her first knee surgery was at the young age of 13 to correct a congenital meniscus condition and she has had a total of eight surgeries to date.

Not daunted by poor knees, Robin toured the world on her bike, raced road bicycles (at age 47 & 48 was 2nd and 1st place Washington State "Best All Around Road Rider" Masters B Division and placed high in many other road racing events) and raced mountain bikes (competed in the Leadville 100 among other events). She continues to train for cycling events, fitness, commutes to work and rides her bike just for fun and to keep her knees in good health.

When she's not on her bike or helping others to live healthy and active lives, Robin loves family time with her husband and two children, traveling, getting her hands dirty in her garden, and sewing (Halloween costumes are her favorite).

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