RNair wrote:First question you need to ask yourself is if you want to be a good cyclist because weight training with supplements will build mass weight which you don't need for Cycling.
I think he wants to be an allrounder. I am doing the same. Cycling helps in reducing weight but I am already underweight for my height and age. So I am simultaneously doing weight lifting to increase muscle mass and stay fit. Basically I am doing cycling and weight lifting on alternate days for a month now and its already paying dividends
RNair wrote:anupd wrote:You don't really require protein shakes for cycling which is essentially cardio. Protein shakes mostly help those who are into body building and weight lifting.
^^ Not true at all. Muscle recovery is equally important as loading with Carbs for a ride. Most injuries and fatigue occur due to lack of recovery after rides and workouts and Protein is the key to recovery.
But protein supplements aren't necessary for cycling in my opinion. Muscle recovery can take place if one follows a protein rich diet consisting of normal everyday food items like milk, meat, fish, eggs etc.
Usually body builders need extra protein supplements to bulk up. That's what I have heard from gym trainers as well from various articles on the net. Since Krishna has plans to do weight lifting too, he can buy a can of Protein X and drink one glass immediately after workout.