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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 09-24-09, 05:45 PM   #1
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Blood preasure

When I started riding hard this year it was to loose weight and get in better shape. One major milestone that I didn't check was my blood preasure which always runs a little high. I had it checked Sunday by a nurse and I don't know when it has ever been lower. This works and it also helps keep me out of the docs. BP 132/68.
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Fantastic!
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Old 09-24-09, 05:53 PM   #3
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Heart rate should improve too.
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if it is going down you will need to increase your coffee consumption

don't quit on the pharm corps. they have house payments too!
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All my health indicators have improved since I've started riding regularly.... well, maybe except weight. But I don't mind a little extra weight if everything else is good. And I think the weight finally is starting to come off.
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Old 09-24-09, 06:59 PM   #6
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I need to get mine checked. Since August I have done more than I thought I would and have noticed my legs are much stronger and my VO2 has increased. I recover more quickly at the top of a climb and I can pedal at a higher speed for longer periods of time. And it all started with the decision back in November to get off my a$$ and ride. My first ride was a 10 miler and was wasted when I got home. This makes me excited to what 2010 will bring. I am determined to not lose what strength I have gained through the winter months. Of course, if my eating habits would get under control I would be losing a lot more weight.
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Old 09-24-09, 08:59 PM   #7
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It's not common however you can be a healthy big mofo.I'm looking forward to that.
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Grats, ECB1! Keep riding!
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