Cycling - Will I get big legs and how fast should I pedal?
I have a few questions regarding cycling: 1.
If ive just started cycling 20 miles a day at a medium pace (flat-ish ground, 60-70% max heart rate, slightly out of breath etc) will my legs get bigger, will they stay the same size and just get better at endurance, or will they even get smaller?
I have trouble fitting jeans around the thighs as it is, I really dont want my legs to get any bigger. Im on a cutting diet, 17% body fat, 12stone 10 pounds, 5'8", loosing 1-2lbs per week. 2.
For cardio work should I use a high gear (hard to pedal) and pedal slow, or a low gear (easy to pedal) and pedal fast, or does it not matter what I do as long as my heart rate is around 60-70% of my maximum? 3.
What are your thoughts generally on using cycling as your main form of cardio for cutting?
post edited by Jez99 - 2006/07/11 12:56:08