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Old 09-12-02, 10:52 AM
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I have a question 4 the forum

lately my upper body has become more muscular, and my neck and shoulders are increasing in size, I think it is from riding a lot, I don't lift weights at all, so what I was wondering is, has this happened to anyone else on this forum????
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Old 09-12-02, 10:56 AM
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You bet,
I found that when I am riding off road regularly my upper body and chest become more defined. Also after a full day out there my old muscles can feel it.

It sure is a lot more fun than pushups
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Old 09-12-02, 10:57 AM
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Yea, happened to me as well, it began when I started riding my SS CX all over the place - when the hills come I have to use my entire body, not just my legs.
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Old 09-12-02, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the replies fellas, I thought I was doing something right SSCYCO, I also ride up hills, and usually in to a head wind, sometimes I go up the same hill 3 -4 times per day, and I usually have to stand, due to the wind.
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Old 09-12-02, 06:52 PM
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Off roading at all will help. The more the better. Especially once you incorporate trials skills. Pedal kicks and lunges take incredible strength in the back and shoulders.
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A guy I know who works out at the spa has a decently sized upper bod. Mine is not so obvious. But I showed him my forearms and punched my abs to show him what cycling alone has done for me. He was impressed!

I'm impressed, myself!

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