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Weak arms (I`m a cyclists), please help!


fran
 fran
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Hi
I`m a very skinny person (6' feet tall, weight 146lbs, 3.5% body fat), my main (and only) concern about being so skinny are my arms. I want them to be as skinny as possible but I have TOO LITTLE strenght, I mean if I carry my bike on my arms for 5 minutes I`m wasted. Later that day I have a little pain on my arms, like I have lifted weights. Besides that, for road riding/racing isn`t very important, but for going downhill on a MTB it`s.
I have well core strenght but do you have any advice to get a little more strenght in my arms??
I was thinking of doing high reps at low weight for 1.5 months (4~3 days per week)...what do you think about it? I don`t want to take any juice for this...

Remember that I don`t want them (my arms) to be BIG, but have good strenght for mtb races where the upper body is more in demand than road racing.

Gaining weight is the less I want...

thanks a lot!
bye

BTW: My bike is not heavy


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HugeDeep
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If i wanted more strength in my arms for mountain bike riding i would be doing a lot of pushups. that is the natural movement to help with the impact of extreme downhill riding. wide grip, close grip, and everything in between. knock em out!!

"SPES ET FIDES"


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