Cycling and Football

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by WildGooze, 13 Jul 2012.

  1. WildGooze

    WildGooze Regular

    Anybody cycle a lot and play footy? (not at the same time obviously!)

    I commute to work and switch between two bikes, mountain bike and road bike. I also play five a side once a week after work - this doesn't stop me cycling into work.

    However, I've noticed that when I've been on the road bike I find it a lot harder work playing footy, my legs feel a little heavier even though I'm cycling the same distance.

    Anyone else have the same experience??
  2. I've never had that problem, perhaps you push it a little harder on the road bike.
  3. Smoggie_87

    Smoggie_87 Active Member

    I've played four, 40-minute games of 5-a-side this week (averages between 1-4 games). I find my commute of 2 miles to work as a good stretch out.
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Yeh, can't play football. Stupid game, god invented the wheel, far better than a pigs stomach.
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Back to being serious. I am too far down the line of being a cyclist, 26 years doing it serious. I cant switch sports easily. Fitness is good but muscle use is very different. TBH I was only any good at longer distance running at school, got into bikes after that, and that's me....
  6. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Why not?

  7. Smoggie_87

    Smoggie_87 Active Member

    Ha, that's brilliant Cunobelin.
  8. SimonC

    SimonC Well-Known Member

    I do both, have even won a few Saturday afternoon road races, after playing football in the morning. Legs felt fine on the bike, which is probably the opposite to the question you are asking :smile:
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