Want Powerful Legs?November 12, 2013
I have a suggestion for those of you that do a lot of power exercise for legs at gym, and basically anyone doing leg strengthening exercise.
So anyone only doing “bench weights” i.e. bench press, curls and sit ups STOP! Read on….
In the last blog I told you about a cycling researcher from AIS Vincinetti, that showed that fast, low resistance cycling preferentially activates the small stabilizing muscles, while relaxing power muscles.
I am suggesting you should do 15-20 minutes of this fast cadence/low resistance riding at end of big gym session. Set resistance at only 30% of maximum and revolutions should be up around 100-160 revs per minute.
This will help buffer lactic acid in power muscles and turn stabilizing muscles back on.
I am suggesting this is probably more effective than smashing your muscles on the blue foam rollers….And much less pain!
As I said, intelligent exercise.