Using Muscle Power when Cycling

It is a known fact that bicycle is a human powered vehicle that moves on the power generated by the rider. It has actually been proven that the muscle power which a cyclist has will have direct effect on how he or she rides a cycle. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for a person to maintain a strict balance diet and sufficient water to maintain the body fluids.

It is the leg muscles (the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shinbone) that works the pedals and pushes the bicycle forward. But then there are other muscles that also work to push the cycle - the quadriceps and the hamstrings of the upper legs and the soleus and gastrocnemius of the calf muscles.

All these muscles work aerobically to provide the energy to push the pedals. In the aerobic routine, the blood carries glucose, fatty acids and oxygen to the muscles, to produce the Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) that contracts the muscles. Many a times, you'll be encountered with a challenge of riding against a strong wind or a steep road.

There are many people who don't exercise regularly and cycling for a longer distance could be a real challenge for them. By exercising daily you can build the require muscle power and put more power on the pedals thus resulting in easy and faster cycling at different conditions. The more power you are able to generate on the pedals, the faster will be the speed of your cycle.



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