>>904226 >Cycling is too efficient to expend energy with I know what you mean m8, every time I try to burn some kilojoules on my bicycle, my speed increases to c before I even break a sweat, preventing me from going any faster and expending more energy. Damn this efficiency!
You're burning far more calories just being alive than you are biking. It takes more energy to power your kidneys than it does to ride a bike, even at sanic pace. You aren't expending anything on a net scale.
Most exercise is that way, though. Otherwise nobody would be fat.
>>904299 Nope. Just look up what an average pro cyclist eats during a big tour like the TDF. Puts even a dedicated hamplanet to shame, and they still lose weight.
Of course your average fatty on his half hour casual loop round the block won´t need that much energy. But its possible to burn huge amounts of calories if you are trained for it. Eating right is a big part for all endurance sports. Even a halfway serious cyclist can easily double his calory requirements if he spends a day on the bike.
>>904333 >Mixing unit systems >Abusing SI prefixes and unit symbols >Misspelling SI unit names No wonder you spew such nonsense. Please ensure that you peruse the SI Brochure once more as soon as is practicable.
>>904364 Somehow, you're response to >>you'll get "massive" triceps from cycling in the saddle is >you've never riden a bike. if you did you'll know that you should keep your elbows bent to absorb vibrations and also to be a bit aero. Are you serious? Do you honestly think that because you put some moderate (and I'm being generous with that adjective here) strain on your triceps due to nonlocked elbows you'll get triceps development? Guess driving a car also gives you huge deltoids because of all that wheel turning and huge quads due to that pedal pushing. Let's not forget the bulging biceps that is sure to impress all the ladies which you'll get from eating by lifting the fork from the table to your mouth.
>>904887 I wouldn't say I fully agree with the other guy but I can add my own experience. During the summer months I bury the roadbike deep within my bike closet and take out the mountain bike for some trail riding. Riding steep technical trails all day can at least give your arms a good workout. During fall/winter my upper body is scrawny while I focus on roadbiking and endurance. Then spring/summer my upper body gets nicely toned with the gnar DH and jumps.
>>906127 kekek, yeah I seen froome and 90% of the front runners of the tdf and could hardly believe they are able to hold themselves up on their bikes... seriously most people with no arm work have bigger arms.
>>909708 Dumb logic sis. Maybe you sit too far back and have no weight on your arms. But when you're leaning forward and supporting some weight with your arms and have elbows bent then your triceps are going adapt.
>>902257 >you'll get massive triceps and some shoulders.
post a pic of your massive tris and shoulders from riding a bike lmao, if anything, it'll make you smaller, especially if you're serious enough to cut weight and not lift weights for upper body lmao.
Riding a bike for arms is retarded, you wouldn't do bench press with 2 pound dumbbells for 5 hours straight and expect to get big shoulders and chest would you? this is exactly what it's like supporting you body on a bicycle...
>>913354 Endurance no. Track/sprinting you use upper body to power down. That muscle comes at a price, extra mass, needs more blood and power becomes drained. I am 6,2. 190 lbs. I suck at endurance, decent sprinter.
>>913353 That's a sprinter. Sprinters work out all their muscles in the gym because they contribute to their explosiveness. Same thing with sprinters in athletics, pic related. Are you now going to argue that running fast gets you huge delts and traps?
>>913368 Wouldn't upper body muscle help with climbing on a hike as well, since you're standing up out of the saddle and have to use your arms to counteract the forces you're putting through the pedals?
Is it worth lifting weights to maintain upper body muscle mass while using cycling as your main method of exercise? Is it possible to perhaps make strength gains while lifting and cycling at the same time?
>>913474 Just do a little bit of everything in the gym... It's.Not like cycling hits all of your leg muscles evenly. You will notice it when you go to squat and you struggle to control the weight on the downward motion but have no trouble bringing it back up. I personally care more about over all strength than I do about looks or being a good climber or speed in general.
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