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cycling with ankle weights???

allthegearnoideaallthegearnoidea Posts: 4,077
edited April 2008 in Health, fitness & training
may seem an oddball question but whilst in tesco the other night it got me thinking, would cycling with ankle weights give you any additional fitness in terms of when you cycle with out them???
didnt know if the additional weight will boost leg muscles at all??
know with running if you run a lot with them it can make a difference so wondered if the same oculd be true of cycling??????
Timmo.
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Not really, if you want to do resistance training you'd do better to just let your tyres down.
  • z000mz000m Posts: 544
    sounds dumb to me
  • MatteeboyMatteeboy Posts: 996
    Think you'd stuff your knees and ankles up.

    A weighted bag would have a similar effect but without the danger.
    Or buy a 40kg Dutch bike!

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  • haha1 nice ride there matt!!
    was judt curious as to wether it would have any effect! obviously not!!!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
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  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    Matteeboy wrote:
    Think you'd stuff your knees and ankles up.

    A weighted bag would have a similar effect but without the danger.
    Or buy a 40kg Dutch bike!

    stoktran.jpg

    Wah... you would be able to do a lot of shopping with that mutha :o
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  • Pippen33Pippen33 Posts: 235
    Wouldn't make any difference putting them on your ankles unless the weight on each ankle was different due to counter weight.

    It wouldn't suprise me to see someone doing that these days. Utterly pointless.
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  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Pippen, yes it would, but only when accelerating.
  • Pippen33Pippen33 Posts: 235
    Not really

    no disrepect ride_whenever but now you're contradicting yourself.

    Adding these when cycling is like taking an extra 3 quart litre of water in your hydration pack. Fair enough, the extra weight would add to acceleration and climbing, but would it be enough to notice, or benefit from/
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    A bike for cases of 24 cans of your fave beer/lager :D
    Matteeboy wrote:
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    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
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