I'm obviously trolling a little bit here for discussion purposes.....
In light of a couple of other posts on the 3 minute weekly workout (Horizon tonight), high intensity interval training (HIIT), weight loss and general training questions I thought I'd throw this hypothesis out there.
Mountain biking is better for your health and fitness because of:
- The work/rest/up/down/stop/start/HIIT nature of it
- The upper body work done
- The skill development needed
Compared to the steady state grinding of road cycling.