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The Truth about Pelotone, Spin / Indoor Cycling classes and Huge Thighs!
Posted by Karen on 17 February 2015
There are staggering benefits to programs like Spin classes, Pelotone - Sydney's premier indoor cycling program, and other group cycle classes that should be enough to compel anyone who wants to get fit to try visiting a cycle studio and Pelotone in particular. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there that prevents many people, but women in particular, from joining these types of programs because they think it will leave them with huge Hulk thighs. Here's the truth: indoor cycling does not cause giant thighs!
Cycling uses different muscle fibers than those needed to bulk.
If you want to gain huge muscles, any fitness trainer will tell you that you need to do small repetitions with very heavy weights and a lot of resistance. Doing this actually breaks down your strength muscle fibers and, when they repair, they get larger.
Indoor cycle programs do not use the same type of muscle fibers. When you are cycling you use endurance muscle fibers with relatively low resistance (compared to specific weight training exercises) for extended periods of time. Not only does this not add bulk, it actually trims and tones the muscles you already have which makes you look great. You don’t often see cyclists with fat thighs do you? Cyclists have great legs (and glutes)!
So how did the bulky thigh rumour get started?
If you have ever seen a photo of a professional cyclist after a long race or even after someone finishes a Pelotone class, their thighs are swollen. The reason for this is your muscle groups need oxygen to perform. To bring oxygen from your lungs it travels through blood and with intense exercise a lot of blood has to pump through your legs. This large surge of blood and oxygen is what makes legs appear bulky, but it is only temporary. Within an hour your heart rate will go back down, your blood vessels will return to normal size, and you will have trim, lean thighs.
Do not believe the myths.
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