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Location: S. FL
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Gyms have many advantages and are cool for lotsa folks but I don’t like gyms. Assuming you cycle and/or do other forms of cardio, I doubt you’d want to gain any serious muscle size, but more strength.
I’m a big fan of using dumbbells of varying weight. Pilates & ballet did amazing things for
my legs, butt, core & shoulders, even only a once a week adult class and once a week at home.
Walking lunges are great for the legs, forward and backward. Crunches, pushups and pullups help with upperbody strength. Quality is far more important than quantity, proper form is essential as well as being consistent, nothing improves overnight.
Have patience, be consistent.
The muscles used in cycling are mostly the quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves but it really depends on the sort of cycling you do... Off road riding incorporates more core and upperbody groups than road riding.
Last edited by LilSprocket; 08-18-06 at 04:33 PM.