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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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    Sometimes complete rest is a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd6969 View Post
    Sometimes complete rest is a good thing
    +1

    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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