cyclist riding a white bicycle on a road

Do you know which muscles are exercised when you ride a bike?

In addition to all the health benefits cycling brings, cycling also exercises the muscles as we need them to pedal and gain speed.
You know which muscles are worked in each phase of a bike ride:
1st When we start to pedal, we put force on the pedal forwards and downwards. Here is the quadriceps that gives us this strength.
2nd- During the turn, the legs alternately stretch and retract. The muscles responsible for this movement are the calves, glutes and hamstrings.
3rd- When the foot starts to rise, we have to pull it to compensate for all the effort, and for that, we use the hip muscles.
Need more reasons to start pedaling?