body shape change :o)

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by photography27, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. photography27

    photography27 Active Member

    been cycling for to work now for 4 or 5 months, and the change in my body shape is amazing, i'm not a big person, a little thin, but my muscle def has totally transformed, i got muscles in my legs, i got shape in my legs, and my upper body is nice and firm, eating well, eaing the right foods and cycling is awesome!!!
  2. I know exactly what you mean, I've been doing the same and I've suddenly got body shape rather than being skin stretched over bone. I was expecting my legs to show it, my skinny jeans are actually getting tight around my calves now, but I wasn't expecting my upper body to show it too. Not much mind, just enough to show that I have an upper body, probably from the climbing while out of the saddle.
  3. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    So how much muscle have you gained?

    About 2 1/2 lb ?
  4. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Somerset UK
    You aren't alone in seeing your body change shape. I notice a difference between summer and winter. Like many people I ride less when the days are shorter snd the weaather less pleasant. This year even some of the day-to-day utility riding went because of snow and wet.

    Now I'm back doing more pleasure riding my trousers all seem to have shrunk in leg diameter and expanded at the waist and backside.

    The strange thing is that there's rarely a big change in total body mass, it seems that what comes off in flab goes straight back on in muscle, mainly on the legs.
  5. OP

    photography27 Active Member

    i wouldnt know how much i have gained, but you can def see the muscle shapes in my legs, like i saidin my original post, i aint got any fat, just very lean, but now its starting to build up and take shape, i wish i had taken a photo before i started and now ;)( not to worry, its great!
  6. darkstar

    darkstar New Member

    Nice work, it's pretty awesome when you actually notice a definite change!
  7. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Totally agree.

    I started cycling about 18 months ago and more seriously (as in more frequently) since my road bike circa 10 months ago now. I have stripped off around a stone and a half and feel so good aswell as looking good.

    I can now go for a jog whether its a 3 or 6 mile effort and complete it no bother if I want a change from cycling which I would have struggled to do in the past. Best thing is it's fun, you meet nice people and the only negative is you get strangely addicted! :rofl:
  8. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    It really is marvellous. Myself and two of my pals have between us, lost over 15 stone of fat and gained more than 4 stone of muscle.

    General health and fitness greatly improved, fewer days off sick - I haven't had a cold in three years, I'd be guaranteed 4 or 5 a year with one proper rotter every Winter in the years before cycling.

    Higher self esteem - it's great when family you haven't seen for ages tell you how healthy you look.

    I could go on........
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I mountain biked for 21 years and was reasonably fit. Then I took up road riding and my fitness has rocketed; walking up mountains now I hardly get out of breath while my pals sweat and gasp behind. It's really amazing how fit road riding gets you compared with MTBing.
  10. AncientWyvern

    AncientWyvern Well-Known Member

    Mid Bedfordshire
    I was going to make a post about this too!

    My leg muscle has exploded latley, i used to do weight training for strength but that has nothing on cycling imho!

    As for my fitness level i cycled 80 miles in a day last week, four months ago i cycled three miles and had to get off my bike and walk!

    Just an added bonus to the enjoyment i have of road biking :biggrin: :biggrin:
  11. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    anyone else got to the point of seeing veins running from the top of your legs up to your stomach?
  12. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    I not checked lately iLB, why are yours visible?
  13. iLB

    iLB Hello there

    yup... bag o' bones
  14. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    I cycle a lot and my body shape is belly like. Probably the frequent post ride drinking sessions!

    How many pints equal a 2 hour ride in terms of energy consumed/burned? Perhaps if I knew I could make an effort to only break even.
  15. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
    my legs are toned but my upper body isn't so :smile:
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