Why do you say that riding a bicycle can train your whole body, but it’s obviously just your legs moving.
to be puzzled? If you don’t understand, let’s have a look.
Riding a bicycle can not only enhance the cardiopulmonary function inside the body, but also train the upper and lower parts of the body.
Today, let’s take a look at how the external parts of the body are exercised during cycling.
When riding a bicycle, both legs and pedals do the circular movement together, and different muscle groups throughout the body participate in this process.
Train the quadriceps on the front of the thigh (the quadriceps on the front of the thigh) of the thigh.
They play an important role in the process of riding.
They strongly push the legs and knees every time you step down.
Gluteus maximus (located at the hip) participates in the movement when you stroke the foot through the lowest point of the circle.
The posterior leg muscle (located on the back of the thigh) is used when you bend the knee during the stroke of the foot pedal.
In addition, in the process of using the pedal to draw a circle, each time you pass through the lowest point to draw backward and pull upward, you can practice the posterior leg muscles most.
The effect of training the lower leg on the lower leg depends on which position of the foot board you put on the foot pedal: if you put the front foot on the foot pedal and pedal round, the effect of training the lower leg is much better than that of putting the heel on the foot pedal.
If the middle of the foot board is placed on the foot, the effect of practice is only moderate.
The posterior calf muscle (located on the dorsal side of the calf) will continue to transmit the force generated by the quadriceps femoris in the front of the thigh and the posterior leg muscle behind the thigh through the footplate and toes, especially when the pedal is drawn to the lowest point closest to the ground, the posterior calf muscle can be trained most.
Practicing core muscle group cycling helps to shape a flat and fat free abdomen because abdominal muscles can be moved when riding.
The core muscle group of the body can be exercised when riding.
The core muscle group refers to the back and abdominal muscles, which help your body to sit in a sitting position when riding.
The correct riding posture can exercise the core muscle group: the back is straight, and don’t shrug or tuck in.
This posture conforms to ergonomics, can avoid fatigue and sports injury, and can also be used to the maximum extent of leg muscles.
Shoulder and arm training although legs are the main source of strength when riding, shoulders and arms also need to contribute.
These two parts not only control the direction and brake when riding, but also support your upper body, shoulder and arm triceps and biceps to help your body maintain stability and balance.
The muscle of forearm can be used to continuously grasp the handlebar and pinch the brake during riding.
The process of continuously supporting your body weight is equivalent to maintaining a push up position, which especially exercises your upper arms and shoulders.
When you speed up or climb a slope, the biceps brachii, triceps brachii and latissimus dorsi of the back will get more exercise.
These three groups of muscles generate downward force, so that you can continuously transmit power to the foot pedal.
At the same time, the core muscles (latissimus dorsi + abdominal muscles) not only work hard to support your spine, but also ensure that the strength generated by the upper body muscles can be effectively transmitted to the legs.
After reading it, do you also think that cycling is a good exercise that can train your whole body? Next time you ride a bike, you can try to focus on these muscle groups and feel how they are used in the process of riding.
I believe your cycling will be more interesting…