Hi guys. It's been awhile since I posted. I have a new question about weight lifting to improve riding.
I've joined a gym and begun working out a few times a week with a body builder friend and hes had me doing calf rises and leg press. I was just wondering what kind of machine I need to get on to strengthen my riding muscles?
I can easily do 500lbs on the leg press but my legs don't really feel it much the next day. However the calf rises make me sore in the same spots that hard riding does. I would think that full leg exercises would do more than isolating the calves but I'm getting more out of isolation.
What kind of machine(s) do I need to be on to increase my pedaling power and strength? I want to strengthen my legs for higher average speeds and better climbing power. When I ride my legs give out long before my lungs do.
Im a 550+lb rider so I'm hoping that toughening up my thighs and calves will help me with my speed and distance.
Any advice would be good.