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14 Jan 2006

Is it true that cycling gives you big upper legs?
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01 Jan 0001

Hi there

I guess it depends on the definition of the term big legs. If you look at the legs of elite level cyclists, they are certainly bigger than a regular fit person, but not excessively large compared to someone who is perhaps overweight and completely sedentary. So my impression is that cyclists actually have very well defined legs, a lot of muscle, sure, but very little fat, and so cycling would be a good activity for someone wishing to lose some weight and tone up.

SO if you are considering cycling as exercise, go for it! You can't go wrong there!

Good luck
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