Thread: Advice: Off-Ice Workouts
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10-18-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by thevil View Post
I just do a simple weight routine with 12 lb dumbbells. I do that everyday, for about 10 minutes, and it works most everything except my legs, because then I cycle every Tuesday- Thursday, and sometimes on the weekends. Pretty simple. I have only been doing it for a little less than 2 weeks so I have yet to see any big results.
At some point your muscles adapt to the weights and exercises so you can't do that routine indefinitely and expect great results. There must be a consistent challenge to the muscles otherwise no growth.

Mix up the exercises, increase reps, add weight, perform tougher variations. This may mean you can't work out everyday as you'll need some recovery time.

Also, depending on the nature of your cycling (how fast/long) that could work against major strength/mass increases.

You can actually get a great workout with bodyweight variations if you know how how to progress them.

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