Office training for the cycling legs?

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by idesbald, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. idesbald

    idesbald New Member

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    Hi,

    What bodyweight exercises can someone do in his office to strengthen his legs in view of better cycling? Lunges, squats, chairs? Number of reps?

    Many thanks!
     
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  2. JibberJim

    JibberJim Member

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    Not a lot it's an aerobic sport...

    Running reps up the stairs might help.
     
  3. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    If they raise your HR, any of those things for 30 minutes or more. No joke. Strong muscles will not really make one any faster on the bike. A bigger left ventricle, healthy lungs, and a well developed circulatory system will.
     
  4. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    During the winter squats could help, if you can keep a bar in the office, no problem at lunch time for example three times a week. Like 3 series of 15 reps for example at a reasonable weight, for cycling you need more fast repetitions than too heavy of a weight. During spring and summer install a bike trainer on the office and do 30 minutes (if you have access to a changing room and a shower) just to keep your legs going and to avoid losing your fitness level. Explain to your collegues, who might see you doing this, how fast an athlete can lose condition, they will still think you are crazy but at least they will leave you alone,
     
  5. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    None. If you're a typical office worker by day and cyclist at other times you're probably as flexible as a blacksmiths anvil - take some time to stretch instead if that's the case.
     
  6. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for this option. Looser hips and hamstrings are underrated, especially after that anvil's been been around the block a few times. Cubicles really help keep office rumors to a minimum if yer a bloke.
     
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