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what is the best exercise to offset cycling??

Old 08-21-15, 10:25 AM
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what is the best exercise to offset cycling??

I'm thinking swimming.
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Stretching, light running and...not riding too much!
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Something, anything other than starting more threads?
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Rowing.

But I prefer sitting around and wasting time on the internets.
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no one said waving yet?
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no one said waving yet?
Six years ago. https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...intervals.html
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Swimming is the best exercise you can do. It works every major muscle group and is low impact. When I lived on the north shore of Oahu and surfed I was in the best shape of my life.
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Speed skating. Uses similar muscle groups and also benefits from similar cardiac fitness.
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Southern cooking, or eating out every meal, will help you keep the weight up.
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Something, anything other than starting more threads?
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Southern cooking, or eating out every meal, will help you keep the weight up.

Someone who actually read the question and comprehended what they read. Take the rest of the afternoon off.
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Can you just buy exercise offsets and save yourself the time of working for them? Seems like they'd be cheaper than carbon offsets? Just find some stoner and pay him to set around watching tv eating cheesy poofs.
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I find sitting on the couch and drinking beer tends to offset a lot of the cycling I do.
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Almost all the fastest cyclists I have known were cross country skiers in the off season.
Ironically, this past winter I went skiing with my neighbor, who is a very fast cyclist. He is fit and strong, but I am a more experienced skier and I guess I put a bit of hurt on him on the skiis that day. We weren't out together again until cycling season, and I believe he was trying his best to remind me that I may be the faster skier but not the faster cyclist.
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Running and Weightlifting.

Cycling is non weight bearing and doesn't help your bones.

In fact cycling at a high level, your body takes calcium from your bones. Studies have found even amateur racers with low bone density, because of this.

Hence weight bearing activities like running and weightlifting are good for maintaining bone density.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Running and Weightlifting.
Cycling is non weight bearing and doesn't help your bones.
In fact cycling at a high level, your body takes calcium from your bones. Studies have found even amateur racers with low bone density, because of this.
Hence weight bearing activities like running and weightlifting are good for maintaining bone density.
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But I prefer sitting around and wasting time on the internets.
I do that in place of riding
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