Training & Nutrition - Im considering a change in my fitness program
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
08-06-04, 07:47 PM
Im april I started riding . Ive lost 40 pounds . I never thought I was had 40 pounds to lose but it happened . I dont think Ill be competing in any races this year because My 14 year old son will be starting varcity football as a freshmen and I must attend all his games . So , either I will get back into martial arts , or start lifting wieghts . I have lifted twice a week . Im gonna cut down my milage to 25 miles a day . I feel Im at peak condition for a 45 year old man . I know I could ride 100 miles without a problem . Also , being 40 pounds lighter helps with my kness which got injured in my huge tractor trailor accident . I used to limp alot , mostly when I walked up stairs . I think while cutting back on my milage a weight training program would a positive and also the martail arts will get my new leg muscles stretched in a good way . I allready have a black belt . If I learn enough I could easily start teaching kids . Wish my kid goodluck ! Hes playing with the big boys now . I think Ill do my century next year .
08-08-04, 12:10 PM
Congrats. Sounds like you and your kid are gonna have some good times. I always wished my dad had been in good enough shape while he was alive, to play ball with me.
I am a big advocate for weight training. Even though I have lost touch with that side of sport since I started mtbiking (summer months I spend on my bike since summer is pretty short) The power and exileration when lifting weights is virtually un-parreleled. Then again I am much strong at anaerobic activities then aerobic and can really mentally push myself much farther (into a much bigger pain zone) doing weights then cycling.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.