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Old 08-06-09, 09:10 AM   #1
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Rest days

I ride about 5-6 days a week, so i usually got 1-2 rest days, but don't want to just sit at home and do nothing. What "other" physical activity is best for non-cycling days? Running, swimming, weights/gym?
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Old 08-06-09, 09:18 AM   #2
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Sometimes complete rest is a good thing
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Old 08-06-09, 04:12 PM   #3
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Sometimes complete rest is a good thing
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When I was cycling a lot more than I am now, I used my rest days to take care of things around the house or to work on other projects.

But if I really felt like getting outside, I would go for a light walk.
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Yard and garden chores. Take a walk. Go for a swim. Unless I'm sick, I don't think I benefit from flopping on the couch when I'm not riding.
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Rest is good, but at the same time, so is a more diverse routine. If you are not concerned about mass, some lifting is always a good idea. Stay away from the legs, on rest days, unless you want to work in a light bike day sort of as a rest day from a hard leg workout. You can work it in, and would likely see some benefit.
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complete rest can be good. active recovery is also good. walking can work if you are not into running. later.
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