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Old 10-16-20, 04:02 PM
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Do you guys not lift weights while riding indoors?

Apologize if this was already posted
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Old 10-16-20, 05:03 PM
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I only do that while riding the MUP. I slow down from my usual 30MPH so the other MUP users can admire my guns.
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Old 10-16-20, 05:52 PM
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This is standard for indoor cycling classes like Soul Cycling
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Old 10-16-20, 06:40 PM
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Doing curls with five-pound dumbbells? Completely useless. Doing it while cycling indoors? Maybe if you were curling for the entire cycling workout it might add to the cardio.

An indoor machine like a Concept 2 rower would be much better at giving you a full body workout.
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Old 10-16-20, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Doing curls with five-pound dumbbells? Completely useless. Doing it while cycling indoors? Maybe if you were curling for the entire cycling workout it might add to the cardio.

An indoor machine like a Concept 2 rower would be much better at giving you a full body workout.
Wait, don't tell me you're one of those weirdos who carries water bottles in their dumbbell cages.
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Old 10-16-20, 07:42 PM
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I have a rowing machine, but it doesn't really get too cold to ride here, so I haven't used it yet. And yeah, I have a set of weights, but I have all this pedaling to do. I'm pretty sure I will get around to upper body strength workouts, probably in January. Unless some other projects ome to the surface.
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Old 10-16-20, 08:26 PM
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Goodness, no. Totally useless in terms of cycling training. One can get a decent full-body weight workout with a couple of relatively inexpensive cast iron plate dumbbell sets, doing sets of 30, 3′ between sets of all same weight, enough that one can’t do 30 on the last set. Dumbbell deadlifts and front squats sub for the squat rack. You also need is some sort of bench improvised with a 2 X 12. Ride your bike an hour on the trainer or rollers first. Fix you right up this fall.
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Old 10-16-20, 08:59 PM
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No.
This reminds me of the one and only spin class I ever did. The group leader had us doing all sorts of random stuff.
If I am on a bike I am on it to cycle.
If I want to specifically work on core or other body parts I will do the appropriate exercises at another time.
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Old 10-17-20, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Doing curls with five-pound dumbbells? Completely useless. Doing it while cycling indoors? Maybe if you were curling for the entire cycling workout it might add to the cardio.

An indoor machine like a Concept 2 rower would be much better at giving you a full body workout.
But I want to get the least out of both kinds of workout! I do OHPs on the bike too and I'm very careful to use terrible form.
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Old 10-17-20, 02:04 PM
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I weight train and ride a bike....never at the same time.
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Old 10-17-20, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
I only do that while riding the MUP. I slow down from my usual 30MPH so the other MUP users can admire my guns.
Plus, if they don't wave at you as they pass, you can throw it at them.
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Old 10-17-20, 03:40 PM
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Ever since I started juggling dumbbells on the MUP nobody tries to pass me anymore.
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Kegels, man!
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Old 10-17-20, 04:28 PM
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After 60 years on Earth, I can barely dress myself. Doing two things at once, inconceivable (pronounced with a lisp like that dude on Princess Bride). When I ride, I don’t run. When I run, I don’t ride. When I lift, I don’t run. Etc., etc., etc. Who are these people with so much more talent than I possess? Extraterrestrials, I sez!
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Old 10-17-20, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
This is standard for indoor cycling classes like Soul Cycling
They have a studio opening up near me very soon, so I had to look them up. I decided to pass when I read -

Set in a dark candlelit room to high-energy music, our riders move in unison as a pack to the beat and follow the signature choreography of our instructors. The experience is tribal. It's primal. It's fun.
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Old 10-17-20, 05:26 PM
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Ive been to one of the soul cycle sessions - its actually a pretty cool experience and a crazy hard workout, and definitely a different experience and demographic from my road cycling, triathlete buddies. Honestly on a dreary tiring day, Im rather motivated to go there to check out the young fit folk rather than the MAMILs
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Old 10-17-20, 06:24 PM
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I hope to one day have arms like a pro.

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I hope to one day have arms like a pro.

Wow, sticks for arms.
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Old 10-17-20, 06:36 PM
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Wow, sticks for arms.
Yes, but he can ride 2091 miles in 23 days. So i guess he's in good shape
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Old 10-17-20, 07:23 PM
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I hope to one day have arms like a pro.
Every time you lift your arms to the keyboard they get a little bit bigger.
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Old 10-17-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Every time you lift your arms to the keyboard they get a little bit bigger.
I have a office desk at home since I telecommuted for 20 years. So my arms are resting on the desktop. The only time i lift them is to reach for the TV remote.

And the last think i'd want are large forearms... i'd never be able to fit them in the yellow jersey when I get on the podium.
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Originally Posted by mattscq View Post
Wait, don't tell me you're one of those weirdos who carries water bottles in their dumbbell cages.
What is a dumbbell cage?
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Old 10-19-20, 10:13 AM
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Yes, but he can ride 2091 miles in 23 days. So i guess he's in good shape
Sounds like a very well rounded person.

Also, I just learned the reason pros have people to change their flats for them is because they can't lift a tire.
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