18. März, 10:17 Uhr
Hey everyone, I am a Cycling Newbie and therefore have zero fitness, especially as I was very ill several years ago to the point it has literally taken me years to recover. Now I'm in remission, up until now my exercise has been walking. I now have a bike and even though I was at first very ill from the strain it put on my body, I've been building up my stamina and I *love* cycling. I never had a bike as a kid and the better I get at it, the more it feels like flying.
One issue I'm having is (are?) hills. My area is very hilly so I'm very limited in where I can cycle.
There is not a single hill I can cycle up. There is *one* where I can get about halfway up, another that is so steep that my legs physically do not have the pushing power to get up even part of the way, and I haven't even bothered with the third because it's steep *and* long. These are tiny baby hills, not mountains, I'm just a total wimp.
So, with that in mind, **does anybody know of any strength exercises (other than squats) that do not require equipment that I can do indoors to help with getting up hills?** Squats are boring me to tears right now lmao so if there's anything else I could do that'd be great.
**Also, please do not tell me to push through the hills -- due to the nature of my illness, if my body is under too much strain I will throw up and faint, not necessarily in that order,** (and no, it's not because of a lack of hydration or heat, I know my body) and I don't want to do that on a nice hard road where cars can happily run me over while unconscious. I've been gradually able to stay on the bike for longer but haven't pushed too hard on hills because I found this out very quickly the hard way.
(Apologies if this is answered in the "READ FIRST" in the sidebar, I got a 404.)
**ETA** -- Also wanted to ask, does anyone find they get really bad headaches if they miss a day of riding? I'm not sure if that's an Echospite's-illness thing or if it's a thing that's common. It's bizarre.