This is directed at a biker who puts on a lot of miles and can say "Been there, done that".
I started weight bearing exercise some months ago. The upper body exercise showed positive results. Part of the routine is knee bend and lifting the body with the legs only, similar to what weight lifters do.
To my surprise I am finding that I have a tough time with that. My biking legs are measurably getting better but these knee bends are not easy at all. I am out of breath after ten or so and had to pace what I do.
My question: Is this common for bikers who do a lot of miles? I think I will do 10,000 miles this year.
I read that Lance and others avoid using stairs.
Next question: Should I cool it or slowly get into it to strengthen the appropriate muscles?
Please do not tell me to see a Doctor. Done that. Says I have arthritis in both knees. Does not bother my biking.