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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-31-09, 08:34 PM   #1
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Jaw dropped...

Well at work I was tieing my boots up and one co-worker was amazed at my calves and commented to another.. his jaw literally dropped. They talked about how they wish their legs were that strong. Really made my day.

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Old 07-31-09, 08:49 PM   #2
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where are the pix of the massive calves and guads
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Old 07-31-09, 08:59 PM   #4
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where are the pix of the massive calves and guads
LOL... I don't find them pic worthy.
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Old 08-01-09, 10:46 AM   #5
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I don't find the comments shocking. Guys can look at other guys and wish they had better muscles. No worse than a fat person looking at a thin person and wishing they could be thin.
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cycling isn't doing anything to make my calves big.
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I wasn't shocked, just poking some fun. In fact, I've recieved similar comments.
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I wasn't shocked, just poking some fun. In fact, I've recieved similar comments.
Your coworkers are talking about funrover's calves too?
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Same here - I could put in 100 miles a day and it wouldn't make a bit of difference on my calves

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Riding has done a ton more for my calves than when I was lifting (squats and calve raises). The one thing that does most good is climbing. I can ride all year but after a month of climbing, I won't recognize my own legs!

I worked at a place for 3 years that allowed shorts, 80% wimmins. I can say yes, the legs can be the center of attention and wimmins are worse than guys
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It's a common thing with cyclists. I've had people comment on mine that were 100 ft away in a car on a road next to a MUP I was on after the fact. It happens...
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I haven't figured the calves out. Mine definitely have more definition since I started cycling. I didn't think they were supposed to do that much of the bike work but they are usually what makes me want a recovery day. My lower quads also developed a lot but they don't seem very tired the next day after a hard ride.

Slightly off-topic - one of the USA swimmers at the FINA World Champs had the seat of his tech suit completely rip out when he bent over for the start on a relay event. He proceeded with the swim despite the bare butt display. A "news" website gave a slide show of pictures and there were over 27 pages of enthusiastic comments from every demographic known on the planet, I think. Most were of the "****, wish everyone looked that good." nature along with comments that he had a cute face and a nice personality. Great exposure for a sport sometimes lacking in spectator appeal -- I guess.
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Years ago, I was a BSA Adult Leader trainer for our district.
On guy, who was a paramedic, approached me during a break and said he saw my legs was concerned that I might be taking steroids.....after a good laugh and catching my breath, I explained that they developed naturally through being overweight and active for so long.

Hiking and climbing when you're 100 - 150lbs overweight (at the time...just shy of 200 now) for 15 years will definitely develop your leg muscles.
I just hope I can keep the strength as I lose the weight...I'd be freakin' awsome.
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Your coworkers are talking about funrover's calves too?
LOL.. I am a superstar hahaha
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Years ago, I was a BSA Adult Leader trainer for our district.
On guy, who was a paramedic, approached me during a break and said he saw my legs was concerned that I might be taking steroids.....after a good laugh and catching my breath, I explained that they developed naturally through being overweight and active for so long.

Hiking and climbing when you're 100 - 150lbs overweight (at the time...just shy of 200 now) for 15 years will definitely develop your leg muscles.
I just hope I can keep the strength as I lose the weight...I'd be freakin' awsome.
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Cycling has absolutely developed my calves. My husband is gradually becoming a "leg man". lol
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Years ago, I was a BSA Adult Leader trainer for our district.
On guy, who was a paramedic, approached me during a break and said he saw my legs was concerned that I might be taking steroids.....after a good laugh and catching my breath, I explained that they developed naturally through being overweight and active for so long.

Hiking and climbing when you're 100 - 150lbs overweight (at the time...just shy of 200 now) for 15 years will definitely develop your leg muscles.
I just hope I can keep the strength as I lose the weight...I'd be freakin' awsome.
Same here (minus being 100+ overweight). Cycling has done wonders for my quads but I've always walked fast because of my jobs and that has developed large calves. Strong push off with the trailing foot does it I think.
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