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    Career Cyclist threadend's Avatar
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    oddservation #2 - Gunwales and bananaboats

    Over the course of last week I met up with a couple of classmates I hadn't seen since graduation from high school in 1978. The chance encounters were at informal settings and shorts were the order of dress by all.

    I couldn't stop staring at their concave and almost atrophic shins. They had absolutely no muscle on the front of their lower legs, very little muscle in the calf area and no visible definition anywhere in the legs at all.

    All week now I've been classifying every shin / calf combo I come across as "cyclist" (self explanatory); "Donut lover" (again, goes without saying); Gunwales" (whimpy shins, but some calf) or "Banana boats" (basic skin and bones).

    Needless to say the poll is definitely light toward the "cyclist" end of the scale.

    I'm thinking that repetitious pressing of the acelerator and brake pedal just doesn't get very good results in the fitness category.
    2003 Iceman Challenge - 2:34:55 - 897 / 2,000*
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    I would hope you would need another catergory for weight lifters. I watched a min. or two of the Tour de Spain the other night. Those guys with thin! mussle shape but thin. Don't other people do leg presses to build up leg mussles?

    Joe

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    I've been doing weighted lunges, and getting some pretty nice results.
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
    --Alexi Grewal

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