Training & Nutrition - Muscles worked out?
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05-15-07, 10:22 PM
This may seem like a very vague question and probably discussed before, but in general what muscles are worked out when biking? I know its not a total body work out, and focuses mainly on legs but is there any upper body workout when riding?
05-16-07, 06:26 AM
Main muscles I guess would be quads, glutes, hamstrings, plus the calves are going to get a little work.
As far as upper body... Your hands and arms a little bit, abs/back to stabilize your trunk. If you ride drops, your neck will probably get the most work in your upper body! ;)
Yeah, mostly lower body workout.
If you are riding a single speed MTB, your biceps, forearms, lats also get a good workout assuming you are doing some low cadence climbing
05-16-07, 03:32 PM
Nice graphic, very helpful. Thanks for posting that. :)
05-18-07, 11:02 PM
Interesting picture graph
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