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Old 09-08-08, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TexasKid View Post
If you have more hills to do, go ahead and ride all of them instead of doing one over and over. Just know that, to get stronger on the steep one's, you gotta do them. They will get easier. I was suggesting every other day riding because, as you know, you have to have some recovery time to build muscle. Otherwise you're just tearing them down. I'm not an exercise physiologist or anything, but I'm sure that climbing hills makes muscles and lungs work a little different than riding a long flat course.
I can see taking it a little easy the day after an especially difficult ride, but I think it's OK to ride every day. For one thing, you're not really building much muscle by cycling--ay least not after the first few weeks.

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