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Old 11-22-2020, 06:52 AM
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Another reason to ride gravel: it uses more muscles (article)

https://www.bicycling.com/training/a...-riding-study/

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The vibration from riding road-style bikes on rough surfaces makes supporting muscles in the calves, forearms, and triceps work harder than they do on pavement, according to a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Riding on rough roads like cobbles and gravel also uses more energy, because it is more of a full-body activity. The study showed that riders’ heart rates were 7 percent higher and they used 2.7 percent more oxygen when riding with road vibration than riding without road vibration.

Using vibration-dampening gear like wider tires and front suspension may help save energy and spare muscle fatigue.
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:17 AM
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This is a big "duh" to anyone who rides mtb. If I haven't ridden my mtb in awhile, and go out for a big day on it, it is my upper body that gets tired first, before my legs.
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:16 AM
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Also sharpens your balance
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:30 AM
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This is a big "duh" to anyone who rides mtb. If I haven't ridden my mtb in awhile, and go out for a big day on it, it is my upper body that gets tired first, before my legs.
What he said
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Old 11-22-2020, 02:34 PM
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Next they'll be telling us that riding in deep mud or sand requires more effort.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:33 PM
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Going to the gym also does this
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:36 PM
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Going to the gym also does this
Yea but that’s no fun!
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:40 PM
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I dunno, I sorta like being able to pick things up. And open jars.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:56 PM
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I dunno, I sorta like being able to pick things up. And open jars.
Yea you can only achieve that in a gym. Lol...
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:35 PM
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In other news, actual riding uses more muscles than Zwifting. Who knew?!
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:37 PM
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The National Enquirer once published a "story" about how driving a manual trans. car would help you lose weight. True story...
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