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does riding bike help ur legs?

posted by admin on July 29th, 2010

does riding bike help put muscle on you legs and help make the firm? my legs are a little on the fat side and i want to change that. what other exercises help with firming legs?
how should i start out riding bike so im not tired right away and still get a good work out.

Cycling will help tone & firm a lot of muscles on your body…but mostly the leg muscles. No, you won’t get all "bulked up" like a body builder. Simply tone & firm the muscle & lose fat.

Cycling will also help the cardiovascular system immensely. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on a bike or just starting – click on the link below & read it all, including all sub-links. A lot of great info. Also, see the link on cadence…

"The speed at which the pedals turn, measured in Revolutions Per Minute. Inexperienced cyclists tend to ride in higher gears than they should, pedaling at a slower cadence.
Most experienced cyclists pedal at cadences in the range of 70-90 RPM. This puts less strain on the joints, particularly the knees. Racing cyclists often use even higher cadences for bursts of acceleration."

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5 Responses to “does riding bike help ur legs?”

  1. Alex O says:
    8024

    My top exercise for toning and getting your legs fit is swimming.

    Bike riding does help, but it depends on the resistance you put when riding your bike. My trick to adding resistance is pulling the break handle little by little to the comfort choice of resistance. Resistance helps strengthen muscles and build them. When you gain more muscle, the muscles burn off more fat.

    My list of top exercises for one’s legs:

    1. Swimming
    2. Running/ jogging
    3. Bike riding
    4. Squats
    References :

  2. Old Hippie says:
    8025

    Cycling will help tone & firm a lot of muscles on your body…but mostly the leg muscles. No, you won’t get all "bulked up" like a body builder. Simply tone & firm the muscle & lose fat.

    Cycling will also help the cardiovascular system immensely. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on a bike or just starting – click on the link below & read it all, including all sub-links. A lot of great info. Also, see the link on cadence…

    "The speed at which the pedals turn, measured in Revolutions Per Minute. Inexperienced cyclists tend to ride in higher gears than they should, pedaling at a slower cadence.
    Most experienced cyclists pedal at cadences in the range of 70-90 RPM. This puts less strain on the joints, particularly the knees. Racing cyclists often use even higher cadences for bursts of acceleration."
    References :
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#cadence

  3. Bob A says:
    8026

    Cycling is a very good way to burn off fat and tone your legs and butt. Start out with an easy 10 min warm up ride and then start pedaling at a high cadence 70-90 rpm’s in a gear that is easy to spin. That will use your slow twitch muscles that use fat as a fuel and can go for a very long time. Pedaling slow and mashing on the pedals will kill your legs quickly. A good diet will help you reduce the fat in your legs at the same time you are building muscles. I like a protein shake made with water right after a hard ride. It’s only 100 calories and will help build muscles. There are plenty of leg exercises on the web. Cycling doesn’t use the inner thigh muscles much so look for those exercises.

    http://www.workoutbox.com/exercises/leg-exercises/

    Edit:
    As stated before, do a easy 10 min warm up and use a gear that is very easy to spin. Don’t worry about your speed you will get faster as you ride more.
    References :

  4. Dave the wave says:
    8027

    yes ,i have muscular dystrophy and i cant walk all that good,have to wear braces to walk ,but i can ride the hell out of my 2 bikes and try to ride the wheels off of one of them on a daily basis,haven’t been able to yet but i am still trying
    References :

  5. Mick Ross says:
    8028

    Cycling will put muscles on your legs but pretty much nothing else. You will burn calories as long as you push yourself a little bit, which will burn of fat from all over your body.
    The easiest way to ride so that you can maintain it for a longer period of time is to just slow down. The key thing is to listen to your body when figuring out what your pace should be. Shift into an easier gear and spin the pedals faster. You will go slower, but you will be able to do it for longer, which in the long run will burn more calories.
    References :

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