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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-24-08, 11:36 PM   #1
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Got a Fluid 2 trainer for christmas

I am a clyde and am looking for new ways to help with weight loss. What are some of the best ways to use the fluid 2 trainer to help me achieve my weight loss goals?
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Old 12-25-08, 01:36 AM   #2
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Take a look at the Spynergy DVD's. They have work outs like sprinting, intervals, cadence, etc. It beats just sitting there and pedaling. Another idea is to get copies of actual races and try and race with them.

Audio Books to listen to while riding are good, and so are good action flicks with lot's of gratuitous explosions to watch while spinning.

Once while on a six month deployment while in the Navy I rode an excercise bike across the US. I picked a route and marked off my mileage every day on a map until I finished. Changing resistance settings/gearing helps simulate terrain changes.

Forgive my lack of awareness, but where is Hewit? I feel like I should, or do, know where it is, but I can't place it at the moment.
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+1 on training videos. If you just mindlessly turn the cranks, you will certainly derive some benefit, but you will really improve with more of a workout. I just got a trainer and I've been using Spinervals.

Until you get some DVD's try some simple intervals...go as hard as you can for 30 seconds, then soft pedal for 30 seconds. Do that three times then soft pedal for a full minute. Then put your bike in a very easy gear and pedal at a constant cadence of about 80 RPM for one minute then go up one gear for a minute, then up another gear for a minute etc. Go up five gears and it should be pretty tough to maintain that 80 RPM...then soft pedal for a minute. If you start feeling light headed or sick, STOP...don't kill yourself.

Always warm up spinning easy for about five minutes and cool down for five at the end of your "ride". A heart rate monitor is helpful, and so is a cycle computer that keeps track of cadence. Like an outside ride, keep a full water bottle at hand and drink lots...and cover your bike with a towel. Sweat is really corrosive and if you aren't sweating, you aren't working hard enough.
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Merry Christmas and I agree with the above. I got the Jet Pro Fluid trainer and like it a lot. DVD training is good. I also have a radio that I turn to a rock station and listen to as I look at out the window. Hopefully, I hope to be outside riding more than indoors but it is nice to have.
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Forgive my lack of awareness, but where is Hewitt? I feel like I should, or do, know where it is, but I can't place it at the moment.[/QUOTE]

Hewitt is located on the southern outskirts of Waco.
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I am a clyde and am looking for new ways to help with weight loss. What are some of the best ways to use the fluid 2 trainer to help me achieve my weight loss goals?
1) Every time you feel hungry, lick the Fluid 2 trainer.

2) Lift the Fluid 2 Trainer over your head 50 times.

3) Explore new topic possibilities on how to let everyone know what you got for Christmas without asking blindingly obvious questions. (Real answer to your question, of course, is: "Set up trainer. Install bike. Ride.")



Merry Xmas.
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Hewitt is located on the southern outskirts of Waco.
Aha, no wonder it sounded so familiar. I was in Waco wekeend before last, toward the south even.
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