will cycling make my legs more muscular?

will cycling make my legs more muscular?

i can't do squats or other shit because of scoliosis but i do cycle everyday for 4 hours on average so do any of you know how this would affect my legs?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes, look at female cyclers as well. They build muscle far more slowly than men (unless they are roiding obviously) but professional and enthusiast female bikers have crazy legs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cycling
      >99% of recreational cyclists are road cyclists
      >show pictures of indoor track cyclists
      At least be honest bros. It CAN build muscle but the vast majority of road cyclists have that stringing looking wiry muscle not freakish indoor speed cycling muscle

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        As a road/touring cyclist, is correct. Track cyclists actually lift. Their goal is to put down power. Most road cyclists are twigs because you are trying to lower your weight while maintaining a good-enough level of strength to keep you going for 50-100 miles. It is like comparing a strong man to a marathon runner. Different goals, different metrics, different bodies.

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        will cycling make my legs more muscular?

        i can't do squats or other shit because of scoliosis but i do cycle everyday for 4 hours on average so do any of you know how this would affect my legs?

        As far as putting on muscle, if you are cycling 4h every day then you aren't pushing yourself to put significant amounts of muscle. Go harder and shorter. I suggest more hill climbs as fast as you can.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Completely this. Indoor track cyclists are completely different. Just look at the tour de France now. None of the riders look like OP pic. They're all lean with amazing cardio

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >50-100 miles
          What kind of moron goal is that?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm about to cum and die

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        here you go

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you cycle 4h everyday and can't answer that I'd guess no, you'll probably need to cycle other stuff

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      its been only 3 weeks since i got into cycling so idk

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    lamar gant could so why cant you

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    those muscular cyclists are actually track cyclists,
    they spend much more time lifting weights than riding bikes.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cyclists are actually track cyclists,
      >they spend much more time lifting weights than riding bikes
      this

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >i can't do squats or other shit because of scoliosis
    Seriously question OP, has a doctor talked to you about alternatives for leg muscles? I wonder if something like belt squats would be viable. I don't know what kind of stress that puts on the spine but I have to imagine it's a lot different from barbell back squats at the very least. Also I don't know about things like dumbbell exercises with the weight held at the side and trap bar exercises... I would think they'd still be rough on your back but I don't know.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    no, you need to do sprints not cycle 4h.
    get a fixed gear bike get a 1-5km route and go as quick as you can, break your previous time each time

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >will exercising my legs make my legs stronger
    What do you fucking think fucking retard

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you push 400watts for longer than 5 minutes

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    use a weighted leg press machine where you are seated and your back isn't axially loaded... also learn to do pistol squats and split/bulgarian squats. You can get absolutely ripped legs just doing those exercises. But in answer to your question, cycling will make your legs jacked

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >cycling will make your legs jacked
      No
      >>Leg press, BSS, pistols will make you jacked
      Yes although I think leg press is an inferior exercise and would do lunges instead and throw in leg extensions

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cycling doesn't build shit. You can't progressively overload from cycling, all good cyclists squat. simple as

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    these guys are definitely cycling something, but im not talking about bikes

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    As other anons said indoor track cycling will, but other cycling won’t, but you should realize professional indoor track cyclists get the insane size by also training their legs in the gym, and they are genetically gifted in the legs, otherwise they would never have become pro.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. The ones with big legs lift weights. Look at the pro cyclist dudes, their legs are shit. I was a hobbiest cyclist & did hill sprints as well on bike, and never put on appreciable muscle. 2 months after only squatting did more for me than 2 years cycling. Save yourself countless hours of effort

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes but it is not as efficient as weights and you will plateau earlier but it does work

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cycling adds a bit of mass, but guy in your pic probably squats a lot as well. Saw a clip of some competitive cyclist doing single-leg squats with 400 lbs., which was impressive, but his full back squat was only in the mid-500s, so he's a specialist in unilateral work. But it did pay off, his legs were fucking unreal, literal competitive bodybuilder size.

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