"I Can Ride 70 Miles! I'll Be Fine!"

I had a new one-one client start with me last weekend. After his initial 
nutrition and postural assessment sessions he was ready to get started.

He wants to see results fast and isn't afraid to work hard...so I started him 
with a fairly tough session. We did legs. I warned him
that his legs would be very sore Sunday morning but it would get better
the next time he did it and that it would be the worst it was going to be 
on Sunday.

I said "chances are you'll barely be able to walk for a couple of 

days...but it will get easier...and the benefits on the bike will 
be massive"
He admitted when I saw him later in the week -

"I thought to myself 'yeah right, what does this guy know?! I can ride
70 miles! I think my legs will be just fine"
Que waking up Sunday and he could barely walk. His legs were killing.

​​​​​​​The thing is - no matter how hard you ride and how 
far​​​​​​​ you can ride...you only work your legs in a certain
way on the bike.
​​​​​​​Lifting weights in the gym (or doing bodyweight sessions) works 
your muscles in ways they just cannot be worked on the bike.

This means you can get rid of any muscle imbalances
​​​​​​​Have better posture.
Get much stronger legs than just riding alone.
​​​​​​​And will see real benefits on the bike.

It doesn't matter whether you can ride 70 miles, 150 miles
or only 10 miles. If you start to lift weights or do bodyweight 
sessions at home you will see MASSIVE changes on the bike.
Just be prepared to be sore the day after your first couple 
of sessions...! ;) 

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Matt Mooney