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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    Does This Bike Make My Butt Look Big?

    In the last month I've gained about 10 pounds. Yet my body fat percentage has stayed almost the same, at least according to my Tanita scale. I've certainly increased my consumption of pie and cookies in that period, so it's not suprising that my weight has gone up, but for my body fat to remain the same is weird.

    Then it occurred to me that besides eating more sweets, the other thing in the last month is that I've been riding my fixed gear almost exclusively. I think it's made my glutes and hams all huge. I'm not complaining, I'm just afraid I'm going to have to go get all my pants altered.

    Anybody else notice a similar plumping when they started riding fixed?
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    After my first summer of riding fixed almost exclusively, I looked like I had a visit from the ass fairy.

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    that pie went straight to your ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by colnago57
    I had a visit from the ass fairy.
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    I already had monster glutes, but when the snow falls and I'm pushing 42x17 on spiked tires @ 25 psi through 4" of sloppy snow for 3 weeks, the Quad Djinni visits me at night and pumps me up. Seriously, I put on some newish jeans, and after fighting to pull them up over my thighs, they sagged back down a little and were held in place by my quads and hams. Even with wallet, keys and lots of coins, they wouldn't droop. I felt stoopid, but strangely energized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colnago57
    After my first summer of riding fixed almost exclusively, I looked like I had a visit from the ass fairy.
    i don't think a "no ****" is gonna cover this one...

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    i'm scared...i'm already known by my friends as "Gello'' a play on j-lo...mind you i'm puerto rican but still, it's BIG

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    this thread is useless without flicks?

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    Man, if this is true, I need to get my girlfriend riding a FG.

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    i tried that, but she figured out her own method...i'd love for her to ride, but i'm still pleased

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    If anything, it's making me even thinner, even though I've been eating more all the time. I'm looking like those triathalon skeleton people, and I'm pretty thin as is.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
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    When I started rowing freshman year of college, I gained 15 pounds of muscle. It's definitely not unheard of to gain that much muscle weight. I would normally say the scale is inaccurate, but since you're comparing across time, it's pretty cool you can tell what your body fat is.
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    Yeah, the Tanita scales aren't too reliable as a snapshot and they're certainly not as accurate as a dunk-tank, but they're good for looking at trends.

    A year ago my dad gave me a beautiful 3-piece suit he had made in Ireland. It cost a fair amount to have a good tailor alter it to fit, but it was still cheaper and much, much, much better than something you'd get at Men's Wearhouse. I'm just afraid I'll have to get it altered again....
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    I know what you mean. In the last 6 months I've started riding beyond the bar (not always fixed) & I haven't lost an ounce, but my pants size is 4" smaller. I had to put on my wedding/funeral suit for the annual company xmas party & this is the 1st time it fit in 5 years. Word.

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    Racing cross, mtb, road, track, BMX, and using my bikes as transportation since I was a kid made my legs supersized. When I layoff fixed I don't see any change in my leg size.
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    A combination of cycling and water polo has made it so no pair of pants fits me very well, though I haven't had a visit from the ass fairy (I have a tiny ass, but you can bounce a quarter off it and get two dimes and a nickle). I wear a 27/28 waist, but the thigh portion on those pants are so small, it makes me look like an alien.

    But seriously, if you want to see bigger quads, try squatting five sets of 15 three days a week with a minute rest between sets. People will think you're on the juice.
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    I've gained 20 lbs in the past year, and I am not fat. I think it's from cycling in general, because I used to just run exclusively, now it's about 80% bike 20% run.
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    When I started track racing I had to start wearing levi's 560's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck
    When I started track racing I had to start wearing levi's 560's.
    Those are like teh hammer pants of Levi's?
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    Just by looking @ pro track racers vs. pro road racers..... hmm slight musculature difference in riding fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vomitron

    But seriously, if you want to see bigger quads, try squatting five sets of 15 three days a week with a minute rest between sets. People will think you're on the juice.
    If you want to blow your legs up, high reps is not the way!

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    Totally. Try sets of 4-6. I wouldn't recommend that to someone who's been doing squats for less than six months or so, though... too easy to blow out your knees or slip a disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vomitron
    A combination of cycling and water polo has made it so no pair of pants fits me very well,
    I used to play water polo, at least until my horse drowned.



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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    I used to play water polo, at least until my horse drowned.



    Ba-dum-bump! Thank you, thank you! I'll be here all week! Enjoy the buffet!
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    I just got into biking again (mostly to and from work) and I've been riding singlespeed for a couple of months. I live at the top of a huge hill and I swear if I keep this up my legs are going to look like the freaking hulk. and despite all the extra excercise i'm doing i'm actually gaining a bit of weight.

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