Training & Nutrition - How do you safely break your body out of a plateau?
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12-14-04, 08:53 PM
It seems that I'm having some trouble getting out of a rut. I train very regularly and it seems that I have reached a plane in weight and in endurance. I'm having trouble losing that oh so dreaded "last ten pounds" and when it comes to endurance it seems that no matter how hard I try I can't break my mileage goals. I always try to vary my workouts and vary my speeds, I also cross-train with other sports to break repetition in muscle use and my diet is very good. Should I be cutting back ( like a slim-fast diet or something? ) or trying to go more and pushing harder with my workouts and rides? Thank you for any help in this matter.
12-14-04, 09:05 PM
You seem to be working on weight, endurance, mileage goals, diet, crosstraining, etc. There's a lot going on! Perhaps you could try focusing intensely on one thing for a while (maybe a month) then switch to something else. I think this is called periodization, which is pretty popular. Google it to find out more.
I'm not a cycling coach, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. :)
12-14-04, 10:31 PM
well I found myself in a similar position a few weeks ago. I ride an exercise bike (for now) and wha I did was up my workout by 15 minutes and up my incline. The weight seems to be dropping off again. And I acutally increased my caloric intake by adding breakfast every day. Eating smaller and more often is better than eating larger and less often I recently found out :)
12-14-04, 11:06 PM
I'm on the same boat, see my simmiler thread http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=74362
Lots of good advise there; my new strategy is when I get my new bike(that will actualy FIT) take my riding to a new level and watch the fat burn, just hope my knees can take it.
12-15-04, 07:26 AM
my new strategy is when I get my new bike I'll take my riding to a new level and watch the fat burn, just hope my knees can take it.
Good, straight point.
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