I read an article regarding "cooling down" it is like warming up after your ride/exercise. Some of the people (including me) believe that cooling down prevents muscle aches ENNNNGGGG!!! Mali po iyon!!! according to the article cooling down prevents the possibility of dizziness and even fainting after a rigorous exercise (like *ahem* cycling). So I figured out that is the reason why I feel dizzy after cycling and now I do some cooling down after fun rides.
yes I do cool down after some ride...if its sta rosa trails...my cooling down starts in a leisure pace of around 10K bike ride from trailend to home, tapos clean my bike for 20 mins, then shower ;D ;D ;D
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;D I always make it a point to cool down after a long effort. I slow down to 50% of my max heart rate or coming from a run I jog then walk 200 metersmore. I also tend to drink gatorade or banana because the best time to fill up your delepeted glycogen that you burned is 1 to 2 hours after you exercise.Then wait for my pulse rate to go to normal then shower.
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one article i read said this about cooling down from a bike ride...
....pedal slowly in a high gear (bigger chainring, smaller cog) only till your heart rate returns to normal. then get off the bike. perform stretchings to straighten out your tightened muscles....then do your food thing ;D
i have yet to get proper confirmation on the ff: -lying down after a streneous activity (biking, long run, basketball, etc.) may be bad for your heart -a simple walk with deep breathing will help cool down
I usually slow down my pace towards the end of the trail then get off my bike and do some stretching until my breathing goes back to normal. - of course, hydrate!
I do a cool down and strecthing after most rides. The way I was taught is to put bike in a low gear and spin easy until your heart rate comes down.
Then if you had a real tough workout, there is what is called a recovery ride. This envolves an easy ride free spinning in a low gear to get blood flowing back to your muscles. It helps prevent Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) or sore muscles. Suggested 3 to 5 hours after an extremely hard workout or race, but I do whenever I can make the time.