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Does cycling flatten your stomach.

Old 05-31-08, 01:22 AM
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I went flat in the tummy from biking. Took about 2,000 miles of riding to get there. And lots of hills.

I know a lot of bikers who don't do any other exercise other than riding and they have stomachs flat as a board. And very lean too.
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Old 05-31-08, 02:16 PM
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In my personal experience.... NO!
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IMO the best way to flatten your stomach is diet (duh) and running. The only problem with running that, IMHO, it sucks. Especially when you're running in suburbia hell, surrounded in cookie cutter houses, with asphalt reflecting 110'F heat waves at you. At least on a bike you can pedal yourself out of the hell and into some natural parks (if you're lucky enough to live by some).
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I doubt it would, once i hit 25 my gut grew. im only 5'10 170 pounds now! i was 155 in 2006. Ive been doing more set ups daily, and push up. Light weights. I think only way to really get it off is to change one's diet and run/bike..then do at least 60 sit ups when u get home, and 50 in when you get up..that is the min and if you did it daily you will be fine..im starting to loose my beer gut this way..yes i have a love for import beer, which is very fatneing.
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Old 06-02-08, 11:34 PM
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Combined with serious diet work (not crash dieting, but eating clean and balanced), cycling can contribute to a goodly amount of fat loss. Eat well, cycle a lot, lift some weights...

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Old 06-03-08, 11:11 AM
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I got pretty flat from doing mostly cycling and other aerobic work. Now, I just do cycling and that helps maintain (and tone) it.
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Old 06-03-08, 02:07 PM
Time for a change.
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Many moons ago I was into boxing- I did not have a 6 pack- it was more like a 12 pack. It was solid muscle but still a bit prominent. When I stopped boxing- I still kept up a lot of exercise- but the "Extra" work on the stomach muscles did not continue. Now- many moons later- I am 150lbs at 5'6"- have calf muscles and legs that anyone would be proud of- Can climb hills allday long- but keep hitting the belly with my thighs on the fast downhills.

Cycling alone will not do it- but a general fitness regime at the gym will help.
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Keep up the cycling, add a nutritionally sound diet with really low sugars of any form, and you'll get results.
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Stay away from the Gatorade and Power Aid and all those other athletic drinks. The only drink you need is water.
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