Hi everyone! I’m a new bike rider, I’ve never done any cardio training or long distance leg training (more of a sprinter than marathon runner, used to play tennis). Hoping to get stronger, although it’s a long road. Also dealing with some knee problems as I try to strengthen my legs for my other sports (volleyball and golf). Can’t wait to get where I want to be at and make some new friends along the way!
Hey there, I used to play a ton of volleyball and golf, was a swing hitter, and my shoulder still hasn’t forgiven me for that
I also had a bunch of knee issues too, and for me personally biking has been very helpful, after months of consistent biking I have no pain in my knees anymore - also lost a bit of weight which probably helped too I’m sure it depends on specifically what knee issues you have, but hopefully biking does for your what it did for me in that regard.
I do golf, volleyball, and used to play tennis, my shoulders and knees hate me looking to gain muscle weight to help protect my joints. I see you are in Seattle, im down in Tacoma! But yeah, hoping the low impact workouts of biking help rehab my knees.
I lived in Seattle for 14 years but have since moved north - it was too big a pain to change my alias on the 30 different services I’m on and Seattle still holds a place in my heart anyhow, so I kept the name
If you’re new to biking you’ll probably want to start a bit slow to make sure you have a setup that you feel good on for more than 30 mins. When I started biking indoors I found that how static the bike was made riding less comfortable than outdoors, so I needed to get better bike shorts, better fan, make some bike adjustments, and spend some time adjusting to riding indoors. I also did a lot of lower intensity riding to start with just get used to biking for longer distances before bothering with higher intensity workouts which I think was good for me.