Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-12, 08:13 PM   #1
phase1lifestyle
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
phase1lifestyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brookfiled, Wi.
Bikes: Scott Speedster S50 2012 black and white
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quad aches and pains during ride and after

Hey all. My boyfriend and I recently bought bikes and started riding. My boyfriend notices a lot of achey aches and soreness during most every ride and after. He has been riding for 3 weeks now and rides about 16 miles every other day and building . I thought maybe lactic acid build up but please any advise would be great.
phase1lifestyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 11:13 PM   #2
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
Posts: 11,358
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
It's not lactic acid. It's just muscles unaccustomed to this exercise. It'll go away in time. To help it go away, be sure to get plenty of protein. If you're vegetarians/vegans you may need to pay more attention to that. In any case, pay attention to it.
Carbonfiberboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-12, 07:30 PM   #3
2005trek1200
BALM Co.
 
2005trek1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Thornton, CO
Bikes: 2010 Aerocat rR350, 2010 Aerocat R750, 2014 Salsa El Mariachi, 1986 Bianchi Trofeo, 2013 Trek Ion Pro CX
Posts: 335
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The beginning is the hardest part as your muscles slowly start adapting to the routine. A quick, daily self massage will help to decrease inflammation and help your legs recover quicker.
2005trek1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-12, 11:48 AM   #4
rdtompki
Senior Member
 
rdtompki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hollister, CA
Bikes: Volagi, daVinci Joint Venture
Posts: 3,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Depending upon your BF's initial fitness level and the nature of the 16 miles (flat or hilly), that's a respectable, maybe overdone, ride for just starting up. If he's getting sore during the ride he perhaps should be riding a shorter distance and building up gradually, most say 10% distance/week. A good deal depends upon age of course: BF could be 25, 35 or 65; who knows! BTW, the every other day isn't a bad idea, but the fact that he's getting sore during the ride seems to indicate that he's not recovering from the prior ride. Takes a while to get the muscles used to cycling stresses and range of motion.
rdtompki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-12, 05:34 AM   #5
cbuddy2005
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Leander Texas
Bikes: GT avalanche, '78 Gran Criterion
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My two cents, stretch out well before and after the ride and hydrate. Get everything a little loose before jumping on the bike. Also, warm up on the bike for a while--I don't suggest riding hard at first, let the legs get used to turning the cranks. Warm up gets rid of the leg pains too and the ride will go better. Things get fatigued and recover, just keep up the schedule and he will be fine.
cbuddy2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:15 PM.