Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m Mukund, a cyclist, fitness enthusiast, and general tinkerer. Cycling and exercise are what keeps me going. I’m either lifting in my home gym or riding my bike on any given day.
Being a fan of the “simple life”, I turned my attention to finding fulfilment and contentment in the small things without losing track of the bigger picture. In my microcosm, my happiness lies in the hobbies I have which I am kind of passionate about – cycling and physical activities of any kind, and enjoying healthy eating for both physical and mental health.
A Simple Approach to Fitness
I try to keep things simple – I don’t use complicated machines or have 20 different weights or racks. My go-to equipment are sandbags, a wall mounted pull-up bar and rings. Sandbags are usually ignored for being cheap, but are a very versatile and an excellent “equipment” to give you a high-quality workout. I have 4 of them – from the lightest 20lbs to the heaviest at 200lbs for a total cost of about $200 for all 4 bags and sand.
Having trained in gyms with barbell and weight plates, I’ve written about sandbag training and how sandbags are a good way to challenge your overall fitness, with their uneven weights that force different muscles to work for stability and balance. With an indoor rower and bike trainer that I got on sale, I have a self-contained workout environment and rarely need additional equipment. So for a cross-fit style workout I can use all these for a good WOD. And the same equipment can be used for strength training on non-cardio days.
Cycling Launched My Fitness Obsession
Cycling is what started my obsession with fitness. I am not a racer or a competitive cyclist by any means, but I do compete with myself and try to better myself with each ride. I cycle for its health benefits and for the fun of being outside. I started cycling when I was around 5. I used to ride my bike to school and took it with me wherever I went, as much as possible. As I started lifting weights, I found myself getting faster on the bike. At that time, I did not realize the connection, but it soon clicked that I was improving muscle strength and overall fitness through by lifting weights. Once I made this connection, I tried to balance the two for optimal fitness for my specific needs.
You will frequently see posts about the bike rides I take. I have a mountain, a road, and a gravel bike. I have given my older bikes to my son who is also showing interest in cycling. We plan to take a bike packing adventure around the world when he gets older!
The Pedal My Way Blog
This blog is a fun and creative way for me to share my small lessons learned to others with similar interests. The name of the blog – Pedal My Way – is the way I try to navigate my little corner of the world. Cycling helps me think, plan and find solutions to things that need thinking, planning and solutions. There won’t be anything shocking or earth shattering in these posts, but I will try to be interesting and informative. So be in the loop.
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Most of my journeys are by myself – either cycling the open world or going through the workouts. I try to push myself to test my limits, and in the process learn more about myself. Physical exercise is a great stress-reliever and helps me think and analyze problems.
Check out my cycling adventures.
Always looking for proven and efficient ways to build functional strength. Focusing on age-old basic movements with simple equipment. I have found the best results by paying attention to quality over quantity with all my workouts. And with plenty of rest. Most of all listening to my body to avoid injury.
Check out the workouts.