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Cycling Benefits for the Urban Indian

You will be surprised to know how cycling can change our lives. From an urban Indian perspective, we have listed down the benefits of cycling under four sections.

Mathew James
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Cycling and Brevets  - New to the Game

One day, my manager told me about a bike event on Bengaluru, BMR (200km Brevet). The challenge was to complete it in 13hrs, 30 mins.

Pranav Rana
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Running: What Fruit Should I Eat

You've undoubtedly heard it again and again: fruit is good for your health. And with summer on its way, it's all the more tempting to eat it.

Decathlon
February 12, 2020
4
Min Read
How to Run Faster - Tips for Diet & Exercises

Whether you want to run a mile or a marathon, these running tips for diet and exercises will build strength and stamina so you can sprint across that finish line.

Decathlon
March 5, 2020
9
Min Read
Bicycle Diaries - Calicut To Bangalore

It's been like 20 years of me on this huge planet and I'm so glad to say that I haven't felt such happiness and peacefulness ever before in my life says Akash after his ride.

Akash Us
May 20, 2019
9
Min Read
Cardiac Stress Test: What can it tell you

The Cardiac Stress Test: Measuring How Your Heart Responds to Physical Exercise - At certain periods in the life of a runner (starting out after a medical checkup, getting back into running after an illness or injury, preparing for a big objective), it may be useful to assess the body's specific parameters generated by physical exercise, i.e.how the body responds to the effort made. Stress tests are used to obtain these measurements and can be adjusted according to the sportsman or woman or the sport practised.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Braking Properly on a Road Bike

Braking correctly doesn’t come naturally. It’s a technique you need to know to control your bike and ride safely. Read to know more about the best braking technique in difficult terrain.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Beginner's Guide to Running At 40

Long live late vocations ! Discovering running at 40 years old often means radically overturning certain (bad) habits.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Best Running Shoes - How to Choose Guide

Here's an expert guide on how to choose between different types of running shoes, whether you're planning for road running, trail running or cross fit training.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Benefits Of Running: 9 Convincing Reasons To Start Now

It's not always easy to debunk certain clichés!Out of ignorance - or simply because it suits them - people who don't run sometimes actual even demonize running.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Beach Running

Every summer, many of us spend our holidays by the sea. Why not make the most of this idyllic setting to enjoy some beach jogging? Beaches are very good training grounds for occasional and experienced runners alike.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Running at Home

Having to stay indoors hampering with your daily runs? Given the current situation, it's a good idea to stay home. But that doesn't mean that you have to sit ideal, gain weight and take a setback on your fitness level.

Decathlon
March 17, 2020
2
Min Read
A car lover's guide to choosing Cycles

Similar to an automobile; cycles come in different shapes and sizes, build materials and budgets.

Mathew James
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
Active Walking During Pregnancy: How & Until When?

Are you pregnant and still looking for a sport to practice? Choose a gentle and endurance sport, like active walking! 6 tips on how and until when to practice it.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Active Walking - The Ultimate Anti-Cellulite Sport

Cellulite is the residual fatty layer that tends to develop at the top of the thighs, it needn't be permanent but can be combatted in a very natural way. 

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
7 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Walk

Making your child get into the habit of walking has many health benefits. It builds confidence, improves mood and is relaxing. Few tips to encourage them to walk.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
7 Tips To Make Your Running Shoes Last Longer

The most important equipment for a runner is his pair of shoes. Consequently, its maintenance plays a big part. Here are a few pointers that we have put together to take care of your running shoes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
7 MTB trails in India you must explore

Given the striking landscape of India, cycling in the mountain trails is fun and interesting. Find the 7 MTB trails you must explore to gain this experience.

Amarabati Sen
May 19, 2019
8
Min Read
5 Tried and Proven Tips for Runners to Stay Motivated

Runners of all levels often suffer serious dips in motivation. Here are five tried and proven tips to keep it from happening to you!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
5 Signs That You Need To Take A Break From Running

Once you are motivated, it is sometimes difficult to identify or acknowledge the moment when you need to take some rest. In order to come back even stronger!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Cycling and Brevets  - New to the Game

One day, my manager told me about a bike event on Bengaluru, BMR (200km Brevet). The challenge was to complete it in 13hrs, 30 mins.

Pranav Rana
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Bicycle Diaries - Calicut To Bangalore

It's been like 20 years of me on this huge planet and I'm so glad to say that I haven't felt such happiness and peacefulness ever before in my life says Akash after his ride.

Akash Us
May 20, 2019
9
Min Read
3 Cyclists Through A Tiger Reserve- A Photo Blog

We started from Bangalore at 10pm. 3 cycles under the bus and we had a good overnight journey to Dharwad( The peda city)

November 1, 2019
1
Min Read
India's first Bicycle Mayor Shares Her Story

Nikita Lalwani is the first bicycle Mayor in India. We had a chance to have a conversation with her, know her better and understand how the program is working in one of our own cities.

Nikita Lalwani
May 20, 2019
9
Min Read
#Resolution2020 - Mihai Mirt on Attempting the Iron Man

My resolution for 2019 is to participate in the 70.3 Iron Man in Goa (1.9km of Swimming, 90k of Cycling, 21k of Running)

Mihai Mirt
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
My Triathlon Journey - Nikita Solanki

I enjoy swimming, cycling and running individually as well as together in a Triathlon. I am also an aspiring Mixed Martial Art Fighter!

Nikita Solanki
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How I Became a Runner - Neetu Pal

It's a very interesting story about how I started back in 2006 when I was 17 years old.

Neetu Pal
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
My Running Story - Abhinav Kashyap

From not being able to do half a round around a field to preparing for Ultra Marathons, it's been a long journey for me.

Abhinav Kashyap
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Vidya Somanna - From Cross Country Racing to creating a Running Community

Once, it was my dream to earn medals and show who I was. Now, I have a small community of runners with whom I believe that my dream becomes theirs too. That they believe that they can run! And they are doing it!”

Shrividya Somanna
November 19, 2019
2
Min Read
Sufiya - Kashmir to Kanyakumari - Running for Peace

I chose the path of ultra running to spread the message of hope, humanity, oneness, peace, and equality through my run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Sufiya
October 3, 2019
4
Min Read
Taher Merchant - India's 1st Finisher at Everest Ultra

Taher is a 35-year-old Bangalorean and also the first Indian Male to finish the Everest Base Camp Ultra Marathon 2018. It's a 60km Marathon, also known as the world's highest ultra-running.

Taher Merchant
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Vaibhav Pandya - Running is an addiction

The day I considered myself as a runner was when I completed the 100 Days of Running (HDOR) Challenge which was an all-India virtual Running Challenge to run 2kms every day come what may!

Vaibhav Pandya
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Running: What Fruit Should I Eat

You've undoubtedly heard it again and again: fruit is good for your health. And with summer on its way, it's all the more tempting to eat it.

Decathlon
February 12, 2020
4
Min Read
4 Tips to Stay Hydrated While Running

Staying well hydrated when running is very important as it increases the daily consumption of our water reserve. Here are a few tips on how to avoid dehydration!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Top 10 Eating Habits for Reducing Running Injuries

Your diet plays a vital role in the state of your health. It influences both your physical and mental health. Discover the top 10 ways to improve your diet, to boost your body and stay on track!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Runners: Top Tips for Eating Well

Your diet is just as much a part of your running lifestyle as training and sleeping. Here are 10 "running" diet tips to get started on the right track.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Running and Diet: Our Tips For Well Being

Everyone agrees: running is relaxing, invigorating and energising. But running alone is not enough to ensure well-being. It also depends on your diet, lifestyle, sleep etc.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Quick Runner's Diet Guide

Eating right is essential for your success in running. Check out our diet guide .

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
7 Tips To Make Your Running Shoes Last Longer

The most important equipment for a runner is his pair of shoes. Consequently, its maintenance plays a big part. Here are a few pointers that we have put together to take care of your running shoes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
3 Tips To Maintain Your Power Walking Shoes

In order to get even more pleasure out of your power walking sessions, it is very important to properly maintain your power walking trainers. Here are our 4 recommendations for giving them a treat after each session!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Clean Your Football Boots in Just 3-Steps

Cleaning your boots isn't always a priority when it comes to your day-to-day life as a footballer. But it's essential if you want to keep your boots in top condition for as long as possible.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Braking Properly on a Road Bike

Braking correctly doesn’t come naturally. It’s a technique you need to know to control your bike and ride safely. Read to know more about the best braking technique in difficult terrain.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Race Day Strategy to Manage Your Race

As race day approaches your chief concern understandably becomes the question of how to manage your race in order to ensure that all the effort put in beforehand bears fruit?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Running - Your Annual Training Plan

The first thing to do when planning part or all of your season is to take stock of the past year.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Start Line: Should You Start Quickly or Slowly

Like your training, the start of a running event must be carefully worked out and prepared.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Interval Training: Making Progress in Running

To make progress as a runner, your body needs to become used to longer & sustained periods of exercise. Interval training is an effective method to do so.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Health Benefits: Active walking at endurance level

It's medically proven: practising a physical activity regularly keeps you fit. Among the "fitness sports", active walking is one whose benefits are felt once an endurance level is reached.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Running - Training Twice a Day

Training twice on the same day can be a highly effective method as long as you know how to manage it.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Half Marathon - Advice for the Big Day

Taking part in a timed event such as a half-marathon, the basic distance for a road running event, should not cause anxiety.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Muscle Building Exercise for Running Faster and Longer

Regular, even uncompromising, running sessions are definitely the best way to progress

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Half Marathon: The Secret of a Successful Preparation

More and more novice runners attempt a half-marathon after a lackadaisical preparation. Several things cannot be overlooked when running 21.1km.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to keep running regularly

Admit it, you often have a good excuse to avoid going out for a run: it's too hot, too cold, you don't have enough time, your feet ache, no one is motivated, etc

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How Does a Training Plan Work?

You're a novice runner and want to avoid making any mistakes as you take up running.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Best Running Shoes - How to Choose Guide

Here's an expert guide on how to choose between different types of running shoes, whether you're planning for road running, trail running or cross fit training.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
A car lover's guide to choosing Cycles

Similar to an automobile; cycles come in different shapes and sizes, build materials and budgets.

Mathew James
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
TOP 5 Decathlon Walking Shoes for Men – 2020

A lot of people do way more walking than they realize. And although walking is great, we all have a responsibility to ensure that we optimize our health and comfort levels while we get around.

Manikandan.R
January 24, 2020
6
Min Read
How to breathe properly when running?

Breathing properly while running is crucial as many joggers go out of breath. But, physical exercise will always speed it up. Follow our guide to get the right tips!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose Your Bike Saddle?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your bike saddle

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
1
Min Read
How To Choose the Best Hybrid Bike for you?

Hybrid bikes are good on earthy tracks and tarmac thereby offering benefits for both, sports or recreation. Check out our tips to help choose the best hybrid bike for you.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Road Bike for you?

Road Bikes are designed for both cyclists and demanding competitors providing an enjoyable ride. Check out our tips to help choose the best road bike for you.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How To Choose The Best Cycling Bottle?

Being well hydrated is a must when cycling. But what kind of bottle should you choose? This article will help you make the right choice.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose Your Nordic Walking Poles?

Check out what are the important criteria for choosing the right pair of Nordic walking poles!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose Your Running Spikes (Beginner's Guide)

Discover our advice to help you choose the right length of spikes for your athletics shoes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose Your Cassette or Freewheel?

Freewheel and cassette: two very different items that are both essential to your drivetrain.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose Your Bike Lock (Buyer's Guide)

To save your bike from getting stolen, using the right lock is essential. It should secure your bike and the bike accessories (saddle, wheels, basket, etc.).

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose The Best Running Socks (Buyer's Guide)

There are several types of running socks. To choose between road running socks, trail running socks, low socks or even compression sleeves can be complicated. Check out our advice to help you choose.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose Your Home Trainer?

There are 3 criteria when choosing a turbo trainer: the maximum power, pedalling fluidity, and connectivity. If you want to improve your cardio and stay in good shape, here are our tips on choosing the right one.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Toward Comfort - Reimagining the 540 Power Walking Shoes

The development of the PW 540 was a result of feedback received from our users which took us back to the drawing board where we began re-designing a more comfortable and powerful version of the 540

Manikandan.R
September 26, 2019
5
Min Read
How To Choose the Right Bike Helmet?

A bike helmet is an invaluable tool that is worn to maintain safety while riding. Click here to read more on how to choose the best bike helmet based on usage and head size.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose Fitness Walking Shoes for your Kids?

Check out what are the important criteria for choosing the right pair of fitness walking shoes for your child!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Bike Mudguard?

A bike mudguard is a must have accessory that stops you from getting stripes of mud splattered down your back while riding.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose the Right Bike Lights?

Bike lights are vital for keeping cyclists safe. With LEDs & improved battery life, these accessories have come a long way. All that remains is to pick the right one.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose your Adult Fitness Walking Shoes?

Check out what are the important criteria for choosing the right pair of adult fitness walking shoes!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Don't Run Alone

Running in a group has its advantages. Although, it's not considered as a team sport but you have to admit, running in a group lets you stay motivated and fit.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Cycling Benefits for the Urban Indian

You will be surprised to know how cycling can change our lives. From an urban Indian perspective, we have listed down the benefits of cycling under four sections.

Mathew James
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Run Faster - Tips for Diet & Exercises

Whether you want to run a mile or a marathon, these running tips for diet and exercises will build strength and stamina so you can sprint across that finish line.

Decathlon
March 5, 2020
9
Min Read
Cardiac Stress Test: What can it tell you

The Cardiac Stress Test: Measuring How Your Heart Responds to Physical Exercise - At certain periods in the life of a runner (starting out after a medical checkup, getting back into running after an illness or injury, preparing for a big objective), it may be useful to assess the body's specific parameters generated by physical exercise, i.e.how the body responds to the effort made. Stress tests are used to obtain these measurements and can be adjusted according to the sportsman or woman or the sport practised.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Beginner's Guide to Running At 40

Long live late vocations ! Discovering running at 40 years old often means radically overturning certain (bad) habits.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Benefits Of Running: 9 Convincing Reasons To Start Now

It's not always easy to debunk certain clichés!Out of ignorance - or simply because it suits them - people who don't run sometimes actual even demonize running.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Beach Running

Every summer, many of us spend our holidays by the sea. Why not make the most of this idyllic setting to enjoy some beach jogging? Beaches are very good training grounds for occasional and experienced runners alike.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Running at Home

Having to stay indoors hampering with your daily runs? Given the current situation, it's a good idea to stay home. But that doesn't mean that you have to sit ideal, gain weight and take a setback on your fitness level.

Decathlon
March 17, 2020
2
Min Read
Active Walking During Pregnancy: How & Until When?

Are you pregnant and still looking for a sport to practice? Choose a gentle and endurance sport, like active walking! 6 tips on how and until when to practice it.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Active Walking - The Ultimate Anti-Cellulite Sport

Cellulite is the residual fatty layer that tends to develop at the top of the thighs, it needn't be permanent but can be combatted in a very natural way. 

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
7 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Walk

Making your child get into the habit of walking has many health benefits. It builds confidence, improves mood and is relaxing. Few tips to encourage them to walk.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
7 MTB trails in India you must explore

Given the striking landscape of India, cycling in the mountain trails is fun and interesting. Find the 7 MTB trails you must explore to gain this experience.

Amarabati Sen
May 19, 2019
8
Min Read
5 Tried and Proven Tips for Runners to Stay Motivated

Runners of all levels often suffer serious dips in motivation. Here are five tried and proven tips to keep it from happening to you!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
5 Signs That You Need To Take A Break From Running

Once you are motivated, it is sometimes difficult to identify or acknowledge the moment when you need to take some rest. In order to come back even stronger!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
5 Tips to Organize Your First Year of Running

Running regularly must be organised methodically. If you're just starting out, it's advisable to start with a proper plan. Here's a plan to help organize yourself.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
6 Tips for Warming Up Properly

An essential part of a balanced training session, the warm-up should be extremely thorough. Do not start with your training straight away without a complete warmup session.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
6 Tips to Get Better Sleep as a Runner

It is not possible to undertake regular running training if you do not follow a programme of recovery phases.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
5 Tips on Losing Weight by Running

Here are my 5 suggestions for achieving long-term weight loss by running and avoiding the "YO-YO" effect of the draconian diet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
4 Quick Tips: How to Prepare Your Trail Running Strategy

You're training programme has gone brilliantly and race day is right around the corner? You're feeling confident but a little bit of anxiousness is there at the back of your mind?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
5 Reasons Why People Are Switching To Trail Running

The craze for trail running among youngsters and adults is increasing rapidly. Trail running involves running and hiking over nature trails.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
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