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Old 02-04-09, 03:19 PM   #1
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Cycling as crosstraining

Hello, I am new here. I just signed up a few days ago and am looking to use cycling as a crosstraining tool. I am a newbie inline speedskater and am looking to get better skating results with the use of cycling. I did mention that in an introduction thread, but only received one reply. I also searched inline skating here and it turned up a very small handful of people that skate and use cycling to crosstrain. I did contact them and I was referred by two of them to a predominantly skating forum. I will look at that but I am interested in feedback on cycling more than on skating as someone told me that cycling was a good tool for crosstraining. I haven't purchased a roadbike yet but did get good advice on the how to's and plan to visit some bike shops to see what is available and what bikes would suit my needs.

I don't have any specific questions but am just looking for some opinions on what benefits I can get from cycling that would help me.

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Old 02-05-09, 11:13 AM   #2
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Crosstraining is never a bad idea. I'm not sure what specific benefits you'd get from cycling that you don't get from your skating.

As for the lack of posts - lots of people here cycle as their primary passion, so a lack of skating knowledge is to be expected.

Welcome & good luck!! Also - the more specific the question you ask, the more likely you are to get replies. Also try posting in either the Road Forum or Training & nutrition.
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Old 02-05-09, 11:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I know the primary passion here is cycling and so most won't know anything about inline skating. That's fine with me. I will spend time looking at as many threads as I think may be applicable and hope I can glean some knowledge from them. Once I familiarize myself better I'll have questions.
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I've always thought the two kinda went together as they seem to use similar muscles in different ways (of course i'm no doctor or sports trainer). Good luck with that!
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Thanks. I'm working my way through some of the threads so I am bound to pick up on good information.
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