- Cycling the day after leg day
I squat or dead 3 times a week, so riding often ends up the day after a session of leg work. It doesn’t seem to do any harm and can, at least temporarily, alleviate any pain. Stamina seems to suffer after a couple of hours riding though, particularly in the quads.
If the OP can hardly walk though after a legs session I’d look at how he is training.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
+1 for both of Mcnulty’s points. I usually take it pretty easy after doing squats/deads though, as the more stress you put on your legs with cycling the less you’ll get out of the weights. A gentle recovery ride/commute etc can be beneficial, especially immediately after doing weights as this then acts as your cool down (which I am often guilty of skipping otherwise 🙁 )Posted 4 years agoStu_NSubscriber
I badly monged myself in Feb ’12 (totally ruptured my patellar tendon, so dealing with that plus leg strength rebuild from approximately nil since then) so have been balancing strength training and riding for 18 months under close supervision from physio – thank fook for work PMI…
Seems a gentle ride a day after a heavy gym session is a good thing – basically been working my quads to fail then repeating three times in a session once or twice a week. Mix of exentric and eccentric loading in fhe gym and a gentle 45-60min spin the day after seems to help with the DOMS and general conditioning.
Stretching and sports massage work is also really helpful, plus don’t forget core work too, got to have something to hang all your leg strength off.Posted 4 years ago
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