if you had to choose one activity....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Crackle, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    ....to stay fit, which would it be.

    Now being as we're on a cycling forum, I can probably guess the answer but over the years I really have found no better sport than cycling for preparing me for other activities which include skiing, racket sports, walking and to some extent running.

    Now there is no substitute for a sport other than the sport itself but cycling gives me a good level of Cardio-Vascular fitness, good endurance and uses a lot of the muscle groups for skiing and walking/running and because you use you arms and upper body when sprinting climbing etc you even get some benefit for racket sports.

    I can't think of any other activity I've done which gives me the overall tone of cycling.

    So if you had to choose one which would you choose....?
  2. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Hmmmmmmmm, tough one.

    No, actually its not,......................it'd be cycling :biggrin:
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Once I would have said cross-country skiing.
    But now, cycling; it's not just a means of getting/staying fit and healthy, it's a way of life, a method of travelling, a sporting pursuit/hobby, and, mostly for me, total escapism - if only for a few hours/days/weeks. But I hope to build up to months, in the nearish future. :biggrin:
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    On-line Yahtzee, thanks to John Ponting.
    You should see the muscles in my first finger, right hand !!
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

  8. Withnail

    Withnail New Member

    If we're just talking pure fitness I'd have to go for rowing as you need strength, power, endurance, core stability and flexibility (i.e. pretty much everything), and not just in your legs either.

    However, as a pastime cycling's loads better. You get the joy of hills for starters, and the choice of where you go isn't as limited as 'upstream or downstream'! I don't think I'll be going back!
  9. OP

    Crackle Squatter

    Round the clock or 501?
  10. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Bike - it's never boring, unlike the gym.........
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