Not really, it's just done over so often 95% of the muppets who chime in on the subject don't bother reading the thread or indeed thinking for themselves.Building muscles on legs is a open subject
What?all depends on riding style,ie fast at a high cadence on a carbon or heavy mtb,and so on,
That's great.my thighs are large,my abductors visible and my calves are not big but formed,my over shoes are loose around them,and I ride up to 200 miles a week,at various speeds,
Why would gym work be the answer to fixing inability to perform in an impact sport?I get more injuries from running and cycling due to tight muscles, and I make sure I keep stretching,so what's the answer gym work?running?
I prefer to go with the flow I want to continue to build speed as my endurance is good,so what will be will be
The ability to sprint is something you are very much born with. You either have it or you don't.,may be think along the pro lines a sprinter =big explosive thighs ,time trial= sleek formed groups etc,you can't be every thing,so the million dollar question is what is your goal,
I don't see why that should matter. If you want awesome-looking legs, go to the gym and push weights. If you want to improve your cycling performance, keep cycling.I suppose the top part of my legs have increased in size but the bottom part of my legs dont look any different?
The bike shop I got my bike from is a well informed so I'm told by all the people that said go there.. they took leg, inside leg, arm, arm reach, height, weight, just about every measurement you could think of..
Well being new too this and not knowing if my body is going in the right direction I thought I'd better ask..I don't see why that should matter. If you want awesome-looking legs, go to the gym and push weights. If you want to improve your cycling performance, keep cycling.
That has put my mind at rest..Some people naturally develop big calf muscles. I don't have to do much cycling or hill walking for mine to get big and strong but my quads are relatively 'slow on the uptake'. I've got one friend whose legs are similar to mine, but a much fitter cycling pal never gets big leg muscles no matter how much cycling he does - his muscles just get fitter and stronger.