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Cycling and those damn skinny arms...

Old 11-05-10, 03:48 PM
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My arms have always been skinny but surprisingly not weak. I would like to work out on my arms more often but I'm a cyclist and that's what I choose to do. I ride and ride and then ride some more. Is it unhealthy? I don't think so. Maybe an imbalanced workout but my heart rate is low and I feel rather darn good. Isn't that important. If I was to work out my arms, they get more tone, but I really don't really think my arms would gain serious mass.
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Old 11-05-10, 04:19 PM
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I wondered how this thread got to go on for this much pages on and on, and then I realized, this is road cycling forum... so.. never mind... enjoy
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Old 11-05-10, 08:49 PM
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face palm at the whole thread.
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Old 11-05-10, 09:13 PM
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better than fat ankles
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Old 11-05-10, 09:23 PM
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better than fat ankles
But they're genetic
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Funny thread. Who cares? I don’t. Now I’m ordering a double meat Whataburger with cheese and large fries but I’m not concerned. I will ride the calories off on the bike. What about us medium arm guys?
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Old 07-14-19, 10:47 AM
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Funny thread. Who cares? I donít. Now Iím ordering a double meat Whataburger with cheese and large fries but Iím not concerned. I will ride the calories off on the bike. What about us medium arm guys?
They're all wondering why you felt compelled to post on a decade-old thread.
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Old 07-14-19, 01:06 PM
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its alive.....
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Old 07-14-19, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Funny thread. Who cares? I donít. Now Iím ordering a double meat Whataburger with cheese and large fries but Iím not concerned. I will ride the calories off on the bike. What about us medium arm guys?
I'm genuinely curious what compelled you to awaken a decade old zombie thread with the white hot take of "who cares"???
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Old 07-14-19, 06:23 PM
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Old 07-14-19, 06:35 PM
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What’s the zombie thread smilie? There should be one.

For now, this will have to do:

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Ok, I was looking up information about how emaciated some pro riders appear. This thread showed up from the dead. I am interested about being on the line of being super fit or super sick. Since I post on this forum frequently I figured I would add something. It’s an old thread so what not worth getting all bent out of shape over.
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Thanks for answering. My two cents is nothing wrong with updating or bumping an old thread, but this one is probably a troll thread to begin with.
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Old 07-14-19, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by frankum View Post
I laugh everytime I see a cyclist with those skinny muscle-less looking arms. Makes me just want to run over and punch 'em in the arm and probably snap a bone. Anywho, I lift weights & swim and make sure I don't get nasty skinny arms. Thoughts?
Michael Rasmussen, 2007 tour de france leader who was removed from the tour halfway through when his contract was cut. Admitted to doping. Hmm, never heard of this story.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mich...ssen_(cyclist)

What an ironic time to revive the zombie thread.
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Old 07-14-19, 09:13 PM
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I'm built very similarly to this guy (same height, weight, and arms) and am probably one of the few that isn't too fat for the sport...



Up until a few years ago I was an apprentice machinist and it was a extremely physically demanding job with a great deal of heavy lifting... a common task was to drill out hydraulic brake discs which weighed 120 pounds (I weighed 145) and because of their design had to be dead lifted and set into the jig.

I did hundreds and hundreds of these and there wasn't much in our shop that weighed less than 40 pounds... and we were always wrestling with steel.

I'd shovel tons of slag every day... that's hundred and hundreds of reps with significant weights.

I only gained a little bit of weight but got totally ripped doing this for two years... at 43 I now know that short of using steroids, all the weight lifting in the world will not bulk me up as I have a genetic pre-disposition to be lean and compact which make cycling an ideal sport.

I never found my size to be a detriment when I trained, taught, and competed in martial arts and as a rock climber, lighter and stronger was always better than carrying any extra weight.
Exactly.

One of the toughest son-of-sams I've ever known ...had skinny arms. Well, skinny arms, skinny legs, skinny all over. But you know what, he kicked some serious a$$ in the years I knew him. Big musclebound jerks, that thought because they were bigger than him ...they were better (sound familiar?). But they were sadly mistaken. Yeah, he was quite frail, but frail doesn't equate to weak.

If you ever get over being shallow, you realize it ain't the size of the dog in the fight ...its the size of the fight in the dog.

In every aspect.
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Old 07-15-19, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
So you're rating the attractiveness of other men.
This sums it up. Personally I work out since I like a balanced body but it had never occurred to me that skinny arms were an issue, *especially for cycling
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Old 07-15-19, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by frankum View Post
...Makes me just want to run over and punch 'em in the arm ...Thoughts?
My thoughts:
1) Seek counseling. Your reaction to another person with whom you have had no interaction of any kind is a violent act?
2) The fellow in the photo is wearing the maillot jaune and you're obviously, um, not. Jealous? See #1 .
3) Great post. Keep it up.
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Old 07-15-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
My thoughts:
1) Seek counseling. Your reaction to another person with whom you have had no interaction of any kind is a violent act?
2) The fellow in the photo is wearing the maillot jaune and you're obviously, um, not. Jealous? See #1 .
3) Great post. Keep it up.
Post is 10 years old and probably a troll for some lols the statute of limitations for getting butt hurt over it has long past.
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I have skinny arms and skinny legs... and a beer gut.
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