So, winter is here and I'm not going to bike again till the spring and I've been doing a lot of working out in my room.
What are some muscles you might want to work a lot that will improve cycling?
I've been doing a lot of squats, but I'm not sure if I should follow the guide where it says to explode up (development of fast-twitch muscles) or if I should do it really controlled and slow.
>Cycling is strictly fitness/recreation for me.
Huh, then why are you asking this question here ? I recommend this board called ''/fit/'' which stands for fitness. :)
And you still haven't answered my original question yet, how do you get to work or where-ever you need to be ? :)
>What are some muscles you might want to work a lot that will improve cycling?
'Working your muscles' alone isn't going to make you a better cyclist. You need to ride. Man the fuck up and go outside and ride all winter, otherwise when the weather is nice and you finally get back on your bike, you'll find that you have NO endurance at all, and your crotch will hurt like a motherfucker because you're not used to it anymore. Only filthy casuals ride only when it's nice out, real cyclists ride all year 'round regardless of whether it's 'nice' out or not. The only pass you get on this is when the weather is so bad that it's literally dangerous to be out riding a bike, or when you're sick and the sickness is below the neck.
Unless you're training to race, you really don't need to build muscle to ride a bike, just ride more and climb hills all the time. If you want to be hardcore about it then do hill repeats. Otherwise 'just ride'.
>CARDIO KILLS MY FAT ASS AND I'M TOO MUCH OF A PUSSY TO HAVE THE DISCIPLINE TO DO ANY REAL CARDIO
fixed that for you, /fit/.
Core strength. Having hench quads and no core strength is like having a massive gun without a tripod.
Press ups, crunches, sit ups, planking, back bridges and all of the above with a Swiss ball... As well as all the aforementioned leg stuff too.
Nah m8, cardio kills gains don't you know?
Realistically cardio is necessary for cutting down fat, you just have to be careful or you will lose definition. It's a fine line that got exploited into a big board joke.
All I do is bike and push-ups. I used to do dumbells but I stopped.
>All I do is bike and push-ups. I used to do dumbells but I stopped.
I've been doing all kinds of different things with weights and elastics. My bones aren't used to it enough to do proper calisthenics.
Squats, deadlifts, hack squats, lunges, calf raises, Romanian deadlifts. You will build all the muscles used pedalling.
Then ride the fuck out of a stationary until spring if you don't want to ride outside.
then just do a full body routine, there's no pint in isolating muscles and creating imbalances, do SS, SL or some shit like that in addition to cycling. You will have some muscle and a good cardiovascular system