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Old 04-30-05, 05:22 PM   #1
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Im am a teenage girl. I do a lot of strength training and try to keep a healthy diet. Although in the summer im goin to have a high in protein low in carbs diet so i can lose fat around my belly and work my abbs. Is bycycling a good cardio exercise? nd how many days a week should i ride mine?

Also, Right now in Spring i ride my bike about 4-5 times a week. About 45 minutes-1 hour 1/2 long
Will this make my butt nice and maybe bigger.?.. if i keep biking lik this in how much time would i notice a difference in my butt and/or legs?[p]Any help given will be appreciated[p] Bonaojnfr525
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Is bycycling a good cardio exercise? nd how many days a week should i ride mine?
-As much as you can of course! any bike lover will tell you that. ---Just dont overdue it take breaks once or twice a week.
Will this make my butt nice and maybe bigger.?..
-Bigger I dont think "IT" will get bigger but tigther and more
-toned that will get those highschool guys falling all over you
Lol I know being in highschool myself
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Old 04-30-05, 05:38 PM   #3
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Hi,
1) Cycling is an excellent aerobic exercise. You said cardio, but I suspect you meant aerobic.
2) Ride as often as you like. I'd give the legs a day off after heavy lifting, but that's about it. Make sure you give the bod at least one day off a week.
3) Riding should help tone things up, at least a little.
4) If you are weight training, and riding, your muscles are already fit and toned. What you need to do is eat a good diet. That means lots of fruits and veggies, and not junk food. Strip away a little fat, and reveal what is already there.
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I can not read your text!

Cycling is a great way to get aerobic exersize... of course your text about blinded me so I can not tell you more...
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Im am a teenage girl. I do a lot of strength training and try to keep a healthy diet. Although in the summer im goin to have a high in protein low in carbs diet so i can lose fat around my belly and work my abbs. Is bycycling a good cardio exercise? nd how many days a week should i ride mine?

Also, Right now in Spring i ride my bike about 4-5 times a week. About 45 minutes-1 hour 1/2 long
Will this make my butt nice and maybe bigger.?.. if i keep biking lik this in how much time would i notice a difference in my butt and/or legs?Any help given will be appreciated Bonaojnfr525
So you're a teenage girl, eh? You know ... photos would help!
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Old 05-01-05, 11:25 AM   #6
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Yes, cycling will give you sexy legs and a nice butt, as well as making your heart stronger and healthier. Hell, I've got better legs than 75% of the girls I see haha.

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Yeah you should definitley provide a pic so we can see your current physical condition. This will definitley help answer your question
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Remember guys, this is a before photo you're asking for
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she says she does a lot of strength traning lets hope she dosent lie then shall we?
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Lmao u guyz are funni i dont have a recent pic uf me cuz i dun have a cam so sry
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Wow what a question we should make this thread pull up in a Google search!!

Teenage girl on Google asking ""How do I get a tighter bigger butt and sexier legs?""

Google Responds " Go to www.bikeforums.net provide a current pic for best results and then you will receive professional advice from trained professionals"
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Wow what a question we should make this thread pull up in a Google search!!

Teenage girl on Google asking ""How do I get a tighter bigger butt and sexier legs?""

Google Responds " Go to www.bikeforums.net provide a current pic for best results and then you will receive professional advice from trained professionals"
ROFFLE

Wheres that animated Gif of the smileys goin "This thread is USELESS without pics!"
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Am I the only one not missing the word TEENAGE in her post? Isn't this how Law and Order SVU usually starts, some old guy asking a teenage girl for her picture over the internet?
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Some advice:

Get a heart rate monitor.

Do the 2x20 test to determine your max heart rate. Make sure to have someone with you so you don't hurt yourself.

Use your max HR as a indicator while you ride your bike.

The following excerpt is from this article:
Triathlon Workout Plans
Its geared towards triathletes not specifically for cyclists but the following should help you:

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Heart Rate Percentages and Training Effect
Each heart rate range has a distinct effect for your training. Iíll describe what pulse range is appropriate for each type of workout for runs.

Note: The ranges will be 5 to 8% lower for equivalent RPE for cycling.

65% to 70% This is an effort level considered appropriate for very easy run training and recovery days after tough training or race efforts.

70% to 75% This is the range for maximum aerobic training benefit, and moderate "base" training that is not especially stressful to the body. This range is also the best to develop your metabolismís fat burning capability for distance races like half to full Ironman distance. The majority of your training should be done in this range.

75% to 80% This is mild tempo training that helps to build your muscular/skeletal foundation for the rigors of racing. This range is especially valuable during the early pre-season phase when you need to 'toughen-up' in preparation for higher intensity training and racing.

85% This is considered fast tempo training. Itís not quite race pace (except for very long races) but it simulates race efforts without the need for as much recovery afterwards. This intensity should be performed as late pre-season training, and as a substitute for races when there are none available.

85% to 95% This is the race effort range. During a PR 5k race effort, you may find yourself holding 95% for the second half of the race. For a fast 10k youíll probably be in the 90% to 95% range for your best effort. Also, when you do speedwork on the track you should expect to see a heart rate at or above 90% of max for much of the workout.
Use those percentages as a guide to getting a good cardio work out. Naturally, if you are maintaining a fairly high HR while you ride (75% or so of your Max HR) you will be giving your legs a good exercise too!

Stick around these forums and you will learn lots. I've only been here about 2 weeks and theres TONS of information to be had here.
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