Will cycling increase my endurance in activities like running or sparring?

Will cycling increase my endurance in activities like running or sparring?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Running yes, up to point. The benefits of the two activities overlap to a 60-70% degree. Regarding sparring, you'd see just better conditioning, I believe ( which could potentially be a big improvement, depending where you are at right now)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This.

      You get cardio at whatever intensity you apply yourself; but the balance of muscle use in your legs is different when cycling than when running.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This is true. Cycling legs look better than running legs by a long shot. Huge ass thighs and calves.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cyclists lift to climb hills faster, and running uphill would put you to similar stress

          And what about "sprinter's physique"? They also lift.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    To me cycling is so fucking easy I would need to do it 4h a day for it to feel like a workout so I'd rather run or spar for like one hour instead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's what I thought as well until I joined one cycling lesson in my gym. One full hour of non-stop moving your legs FAST. I literally thought I would have a heart attack but didn't stop because I'd be the only one to pussy out. Haven't done it since.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      try keeping up with a group of decent cyclists
      i ended up behind a group of 40 year old boomers the other week after a 30 mile cycle and thought im young and fit, i can easily keep up with these geriatric old men
      i got absolutely btfo, i was going as hard as i could but they disappeared after 2 turns

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's because you're cycling like a BITCH
      Unironically try a spin class where they will push you to ride far beyond your comfort level

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Change it up with some sprinting as fast as you can in-between and see how long you can do that.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it’s good cardio and endurance training hierarchy usually looks like hill sprints>swimming>jumping rope>trail running>Mountain biking>running>cycling>jogging>walking>jerking off

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    your overall endurance will increase but as the first two posters have said, it doesn't develop the same leg muscles that are used in running, so when you do try running again, your lungs will feel fine but your legs will tire out first

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It works the same muscles, but with different contractions. So when you change activity there will be a period of lowered performance because you haven't "learned" to do the new activity efficiently yet. But you will be able to progress quickly because you have the raw material required.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i love mixing cycling and running.
    to me it seems both are own endurance systems. felt i was really good endurance wise with cycling but then went for a run and was smoked.

    do both for max fun and versatility.
    best mode:
    >cycle to lake
    >run around it
    >swim in it
    >cycle home

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lol I do this same shit and I’m jacked and swim in my underwear gotten 3 different chicks phone numbers this way also. Literally just be yourself and get outdoors

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    quad ability for work - yes
    Lung capacity - yes (if you work on hills and sprints)
    Over all endurance - no not really

    I lifet 5x a week and cycle 3-4x. mostly 10miles with 1 long ride on the weekends with a ton of hills

    I fucking lov cycling bros. Has definitely helped me remain strong and lean.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You will, but more so doing enduro or mtb than road cycling. You need high and variable intensity, explosiveness, for it to translate better to an increased performance in martial arts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what exercise contribute in "explosiveness"?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MTB is great for developing explosive power and increasing lactic threshold. Road cycling is great for zone 2 training. Running works different muscles in the legs and will make your gas tank bigger on the bike. Most serious road cyclist cross train with occasional running.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you trainning for endurance running?

    Back when I used to train for triathlon I had 4 bike sessions per week. A long session would be 5h+ and i remember being easy to run a 20km base sessions.
    Although, if you want to specifically get better at running then focus on running 50+mi per week and ditch the bike.

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