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    Junior Member andymyers.net's Avatar
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    Clydester for weight loss... how often

    Well, I took my fourth ride yesterday. Made it 20 miles in 1.5 hours. Not a fast average speed but trust me I was sweatin and nearly felt like I over did it.

    My question: Should I bike EVERY day. About 7 years ago I went every day for 1.5 hours, usually making it 25 to 30 miles on my dirt bike. I was 80 lbs lighter then though.

    Should I pace myself ever other day or just push through it? I feel exhausted today. I don't want to kill myself but I don't want to start making excuses. Your advise?

    Other info: I'm 265 trying to lose 80+ pounds and other than my 4 recent bike rides I haven't excersized in 6 years. I am eating better now and hoping to use the bike trail to get back in shape.

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    Like any exercise program, it's best to start off gradually. Ride every other day until the initial stiffness / soreness goes away, then ramp up your training schedule from there. It won't be long and you'll be doing 20 miles a day.

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    No need to go every day unless you just want to. It's actually better if you take at least one day off/week.

    Also, be sure to alternate between hard and easy days. Make the hard days very hard and the easy days very easy (don't get yourself out of breath).

    I lost a lot of weight doing this (and managing the diet) while riding 3-4 times/week.
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    I agree with the other. Don't make the same mistake I did and try to get in two rides in one day untill you're really ready for it. The second ride of the day was a killer and set my energy levels back a couple days.

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