My Background in Personal Training
If you read my biography you would have noticed I am a Kinesiology major at San Francisco State. Kinesiology is defined as "The study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans." in dictionary lookup. Taking movement classes in school has taught me about the elements of training and the principal of Overload and Specifcity. This should make sense to us because if we are to overload a specific muscle group it is going to be forced to adapt to the new load by getting stronger. I could go into the specifics about how long, and how the muscles actually do this, but the main idea here is that local muscle adaptations are going to make the desired activity much easier.
A quick overview of how I have been training
Almost every other day I go in both directions but needless to say I've been averaging about 100-120 miles per week. Also there is a huge hill going out of Pacifica so I spend a good 15 minutes dedicated to climbing up and out of that hill Pacifica.
Picture above-(Of course that's not me, I always ride with a backpack and not followed by a crowd or policeman for that matter lol)
After riding my new bicycle for about 3-4 weeks now I've really noticed why Moto Gp riders use bicycles as training purposes. I noticed my quadriceps, calves and hamstrings start to tighten up and get stronger. The very last time I sat on my motorcycle I felt extremely adept to pushing down on the pegs. For those that don't know pushing down on the pegs exerts pressure and weight onto the rear swing-arm of the bike, in Lay-mans terms, it helps the rear tire grip the ground. By being able to push down on the pegs for a longer amount of time and fatiguing less, these guys racing in Moto GP aren't going to wear down nearly as easily and can push through until the end of the race!
Anyways I thought this was kind of interesting and fun and wanted to share it with yall!