Riding can sculpt body posture and exercise muscle groups
Cycling is not only beneficial to physical and mental health, but also helps to save energy and reduce emissions.
It is even better to sculpt your body and exercise your muscles.
Riding can exercise almost all muscle groups of the body.
Of course, the exercise results are also proportional to the riding investment.
During the riding process of the shoulder and back, the deltoid tendon and chest muscle of the shoulder help you support the weight of the upper body.
The process of continuously supporting your body weight is equivalent to maintaining the push up position.
This action especially exercises the upper arm, shoulder and chest.
When you speed up or climb a slope, the latissimus dorsi muscle is more used to control your body posture, which can make your back more straight and toned.
The arm drives the latissimus dorsi muscle of the back and gets more exercise.
The two groups of muscles cooperate to produce downward force, so that you can continuously transmit power to the foot.
▲ the red part is the position of the latissimus dorsi muscle.
When the buttocks step, the buttocks tighten and sit on the seat.
The gluteus maximus (located at the buttocks) participate in the movement when you move the pedal through the lowest point of the circumference.
Gluteus maximus is the largest muscle mass in the body, so hip lifting is also a significant sign of body fitness.
The hind leg muscle is located at the back of the thigh next to the low end of the hip.
Its firmness can better show the roundness of the hip.
It will be used when you bend the knee in the process of pedaling.
In the process of pedals’ circumscribing, the back leg muscles can be trained most when the pedal passes the lowest point backward and upward.
▲ the red part is the position of gluteus maximus.
Thighs and thighs are the main engine of cycling and the most fully exercised part.
The quadriceps femoris on the front of thighs play an important role in the cycling process.
They strongly push the legs and knees when you step down every time.
When you maintain a certain speed on the flat road, the inner side of the thighs is always tense.
Some people worry that cycling will make the thighs thicker.
In fact, it is not necessary.
First, the thigh load of this kind of aerobic exercise is far from 100%, and there will be no significant muscle gain.
Again, aerobic exercise will only strengthen the muscle lines of the legs.
Therefore, none of the big and thick legs can be seen by the top drivers of Tour de France.
▲ the position marked in blue is the position of quadriceps femoris.
The soleus muscle and gastrocnemius muscle of lower leg are located at the rear and front of lower leg respectively.
The training effect on lower leg depends on which position of the foot board you put on the foot pedal: if you put the front sole of your foot on the foot pedal and step on the circle, the training effect on lower leg is much higher than that of putting the heel on the foot pedal.
If the middle part of the foot board is placed on the foot pedal, the practice effect is only moderate.
The posterior calf muscle (located on the dorsal side of the calf) will continue to transmit the power generated by the quadriceps femoris on the front of the thigh and the posterior leg muscle behind the thigh through the foot plate and toes, especially when the pedal is drawn to the lowest point closest to the ground, the posterior calf muscle can be most practiced.
The fat is fully burned, and the radish legs are missing, which naturally looks more slender.
Well, the problem is, how can you lose weight by cycling? You can lose weight everywhere.
The stomach is getting bigger and bigger.
The quadriceps femoris is some of the largest muscles in the body, located in the front and side of the thighs.
There are four components: rectus femoris, lateral femoris, medial femoris and medial femoris.
According to the experts of the European Journal of Applied Physiology, the research shows that the lateral and medial femoral muscles are the most active in the “first half” of riding, that is, the crank starts at 0 ° from the top to 180 ° from the bottom, and the peak activation point of the two large muscles is 80.8 °, so it is just less than half of the pushing part of the pedal stroke.
According to this study, the middle thigh muscle, located in the middle of the front of the thigh, was activated earlier than the rectus femoris muscle.
The hamstring muscle is the muscle group at the back of the thigh, including the semitendinosus, Semimembranous and biceps femoris.
The hamstring muscle corresponds to the powerful quadriceps femoris.
Most of the hamstring muscles are activated later in the pedal stroke.
It was found that the Semimembranous and semitendinosus muscles were activated when the crank angle was between 150 ° and 270 °.
Studies have also shown that the biceps femoris is used at all stages of pedal travel<.