dedicate2 wrote:Then factor in genetics; for example if I so much as look at a weight a get bigger, but if I just look at a cake I get bigger.
. I am the same. I was actually doing ok with my cycling when I was doing long slow rides on the flats. I was wearing medium sized leg warmers which fit well. Then after 2 hill rides my calves exploded. They are huge now . (Mind you, the first hilly ride went for 11 hours!). My leg warmers are now very tight. I think my calves go bigger so quickly that it has caused problems with my legs. All year I have been riding around on flat ground for almost 3,000km with no noticeable increase in muscle size. A couple of hundred hilly km and my legs explode.
mikesbytes wrote:Yoga - dynamic hatha, or something similar.
I got a beginners yoga dvd out from my local public library to other day. I found it very difficult! I think I managed 3 or 4 poses before that was enough! One of the reasons I stopped was because of my knee (it has a broken bone inside ) and I figured poses like the Warrior Pose wasn't going to be good for my knee. Anyway, the point is that I felt amazing afterwards. Even though I only went for about 15 mins and managed 3 or 4 poses I really noticed the difference for about two days. Once my knee has healed properly I will definitely be taking up yoga.