Do pro cyclists have a good jumping height?

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  1. LS17

    LS17 New Member

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    I'm sure they have strong muscles and everything.....but I would guess its developed for endurance not explosive power? Would pro cyclists have comparable jumping ability to that of a pro basketball player?
     
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  2. todned

    todned New Member

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    i used to ride my bike to play basketball. and back then i jumped a lot higher than i can now since i started driving to play ball :p
    but i have been having an itch to get back to riding so it will be interesting to see what people say about this topic.

    EDIT: i am no PRO at either tho hehe :D
     
  3. PartisanRanger

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    No... though maybe the some of the sprinters can jump fairly high due to their high proportion of fast twitch muscle fibers.
     
  4. ZimboNC

    ZimboNC New Member

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    I have a hard time jumping in my cycling shoes.

    --Steve
     
  5. flipper

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    Yep, Aussie sprinters can certainly jump.
    From here
     
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