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Sport: Knowledge: Which muscles are trained when cycling?

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When driving a bike, the gluture muscle, the thigh, the shin and calf is trained. Some quick rounds on the bike have other advantages.

  Wissen: Welche Muskeln werden beim Fahrradfahren trainiert? © PEATHEGEE INC / GettyIMAGES These muscles are trained when cycling

When cycling, the leg and buttocks muscles are mainly trained, as this produces the propulsion through the pedal movement. M. Gluteus Maximus, the large gluten muscle, is most involved. Its function is the hip stretch that is needed to push the pedal down.

Furthermore, the Movement of the leg extensions , the M. Quadriceps, and the calf muscles are involved. The second part of the movement, the pedal high pulling, is initiated by the thigh back , the muscles there are the Biceps femoris and the M. Semimembranosus, and the shin muscles .

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The shoulder muscles are also active and supports the upper body. The back and abdominal muscles stabilize the spine when cycling. This combination of the different muscles makes cycling a full body training. The heart is also an important muscle that is trained during cycling. This means that cycling is also an ideal cardiovascular training and helps with the weight loss . Especially with intensive cycling stages, such as uphill rides or a sprint challenge, the leg muscles are brought to the burning sensation and the muscle building is boosted.

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