Cycling muscles

Discussion in 'Women's Cycling' started by ooky, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. jackson123

    jackson123 New Member

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    I got what i want now .
     


  2. velomanct

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    I've been off the bike for about a month (only a couple rides) because I am sick with mono, and I've been living an otherwise sedentary life. At 6'2" I was holding around 176lbs with just biking about 7 hours a week, and doing a fair amount of sprints on those rides.

    But now I'm down to 167lbs. I feel like I'm wasting away. :eek:

    I was once 193lbs, back when I thought weight training and adding muscle would substantially help my sprinting. :eek:

    Last week I was capable of still 1800watts at 168lbs, with mono. :D
    I do feel weaker though. I want my old self back.
     
  3. mudanzas

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    I've had the same experience. I started cycling in order to loose weight and got shapely legs instead. Though I didn’t loose weight, I definitely gained self-confidence. And this is very important to me, for I work as a relocation consultant (servicio de mudanzas) which means I should be able to persuade people that their stuff is safe.
    What is more, since I started cycling my mood has considerably improved, I experience fewer mood swings and generally feel much happier.
     
  4. TobyAletha

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    I saw many girls who are addicted to biking, and I do own one of them, and I can say with certainty that none of the legs do not hurt ... it's a sport, it makes you more graceful and not vice versa /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
  5. nuliajuk

    nuliajuk New Member

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    Years ago when I raced on the local velodrome, there was a young woman there for a few seasons who had HUGE thighs. I'm assuming she did a lot of squats in the gym, because the rest of her was small and slender. No other female track rider looked that extreme either, apart from a few speed skaters who did track in the off season.
    The average non-speed-skating female cyclist is not going to look like this just from riding a bike. Not unless every single ride includes at least a dozen all-out sprints.
     
  6. doiturself

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    This post is useless without pictures.../img/vbsmilies/smilies/ROTF.gif
     
  7. emconnors

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    Only if you're predisposed to it.
    I have pretty big thighs, but that's just my build.
     
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