Ok..so this is not meant to start a war! so please keep that in mind.The goal is always to seperate myth from truth.
I was on the trail yesterday finishing up a 22 mile ride and i ran into an old friend
i havent seen i a long time.I was in my lyrca and shorts and she made the comment
"wow you've lost alot of weight, is this that you've been doing". I said yes! and expressed my love for
cycling. She then proceeded to say "man! Guys! lose weight so easy!!!" i encouraged her to try cycling and
pointer her to this forum.We talked for a bit longer and she said she would try cycling...and i was off.
All in general! of course there are people with thyroid issues and other medical
conditions..but that effects men and women.
OK! so here's the thing.. i have worked out in groups of men and women.. little workout teams
over the course of me trying to win the battle of the bulge. Well i've heard that statement many times before
and from what i have personally viewed with the people i've worked out with is..
Men and women usually have thier problem fatty tissue areas, men stomach,chest and women hips and thighs.
But That its the level your working out at.. the guys i know tend to hit it hard for
good periods of time and get up the heart rates with aerobics and weightlifting.
The women i know spend lots of time on low impact workouts and aerobics but in the classes they tend to halfway do the movements .
It also seems to me that guys will vary thier workouts more in general, cross training to
lifting to etc.. to me the difference seems obvious...
Things i've noticed.. Duration,intensity,frequency and mentality...
I'm also talking about bigger people, folks trying to lose 60-100+lbs
Thoughts? maybe some people who know more about it from a medical standpoint..
again just asking, based off the comment my friend and many others have made.... please! i hope no one takes it as a sexist question!