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Does cycling make your legs big and rough?

by Vy Nhat on Jun 07, 2023

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For most women, there is a common concern about cycling causing thighs and legs to become rough and large. But the truth is that the habits and posture of the riders are the cause of the thighs and legs grow larger than usual. ADO E-bike will explain to you the causes of big and rough legs!

  1. Unhealthy diet

Depending on the body as well as the skeleton of each person, cycling has an effect on the body, but with big legs, the cause is not caused by cycling.

Cycling is the process of building muscle and burning calories of the body. However, to get the best results, you need to combine it with a healthy diet. Through an unhealthy diet that's hard to control, you can't lose fat and build upper body muscle. This is the cause of big feet

  1. Choose a cycling terrain

Cycling at a steady pace helps burn calories and effectively reduces leg fat, helping legs become firmer and slimmer.

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Cycling uphill, mountain climbing or terrain, the lower part may have the ability to enlarge and develop more muscle groups in the legs because of the high demands during training, which is inevitable.

With low and simple mountains will help you maintain your heart rate and burn calories effectively but without causing big legs and thighs.

Depending on the needs of each person, you can choose for yourself the suitable cycling terrain.

  1. Pedal speed

On flat ground, you can burn high and help tone your muscles while avoiding bulking up your legs and thighs. At a speed of 25km/h you can lose 7 calories/minute.

Pedaling at a faster pace also increases the number of calories burned. As mentioned above, cycling affects the thighs depending on the terrain you participate in. You need to combine alternating speeds with each other so that muscle groups can relax with the right training regimen.

  1. Relax muscle groups after exercise

Cycling will help improve cardiovascular health and lose weight effectively, but you need to keep your muscle group toned through stretching exercises, relaxing after each training session.

In addition, when practicing, you should also choose the right clothes and shoes, with good elasticity so that your body always feels the most comfortable in the journey!