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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
    I made the mistake last summer of increasing my monthly goals by 100 miles after hitting the mark, I don't think I made it past September. I hit 100 in July, 200 in August, but couldn't hit 300 in September so I made 300 a goal for October knowing I couldn't ride that many miles then (Sept-Dec seems like the busiest time of the year for me). This season I'm shooting for 100 miles a week, from May through August. I would've already start but I've been off to a lazy start this month, making up excuses to drive instead of ride. I think my daily 40 mile R/T commutes in the bitter cold sucked the fun out of riding for me, I hope as the weather warms up I can turn that around and start riding any and every where again. My anual goal is double what I rode last year (1220) so 2440 total miles, which I should exceed if I can do 100 miles a week
    When riding the bike turns into a chore the motivation lowers and then of course the excuses seem to build. I could EASILY go a month without riding but I've found that my goal of getting to my healthiest weight pushes me out the door. I'm doing well nutritionally and will get to my goal no matter what but I want to accelerate it. Exercise keeps me focused on my nutrition and nutrition on my exercise. When one goes away I tend to relax on the other.

    Using my lunch times to get in a ride has really helped. My rides are shorter than what they would be if I went in the evenings but they are more consistent so it probably evens out in the end. Next week I ramp up my commutes which is good as well. The weather is nicer so I won't have to deal with the cold and such like you did. The few times I did go in the cold it was more of an adventure than "yet another suck-a$$ commute".
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    4/8/2014 - Nice little 16.47 mile ride today. Bike path was covered in water so we went towards town then decided to bike through the University of Dayton. Nice campus. Came out of the other side of the campus to find a bike path that looked brand new. Rode it for a while and found that it connected into an older bike path. Nice to know a few more routes to keep things interesting.

    Lost a bit of ground on my average today. 8.26 miles is my daily pace and since I didn't ride yesterday I wanted to do 16.52 to stay even or a bit more to gain ground on my deficit. All that means I lost .05 miles. Dang. What I really hope for is to stay even with my pace during the week and gain ground on it during the weekends.


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    2/22/2014 2.27 February 6.32 2.27 0.15% 0.10% -49.55 51.82
    2/26/2014 4.05 6.32 0.42% 0.28% -16.52 22.84
    3/6/2014 4.64 March 126.14 10.96 0.72% 0.48% 49.55 -38.59
    3/7/2014 3.59 14.55 0.96% 0.64% 57.81 -43.26
    3/14/2014 3.33 17.88 1.18% 0.79% 115.61 -97.73
    3/15/2014 11.12 29 1.92% 1.28% 123.87 -94.87
    3/18/2014 16.27 45.27 2.99% 1.99% 148.65 -103.38
    3/18/2014 12.55 57.82 3.82% 2.55% 148.65 -90.83
    3/22/2014 5.72 63.54 4.20% 2.80% 181.68 -118.14
    3/22/2014 21.82 85.36 5.64% 3.76% 181.68 -96.32
    3/23/2014 20.75 106.11 7.01% 4.67% 189.94 -83.83
    3/28/2014 12.27 118.38 7.82% 5.21% 231.23 -112.85
    3/31/2014 14.08 132.46 8.75% 5.83% 256.00 -123.54
    4/2/2014 15.76 April 72.59 148.22 9.79% 6.53% 272.52 -124.30
    4/4/2014 12.77 160.99 10.63% 7.09% 289.04 -128.05
    4/6/2014 27.59 188.58 12.46% 8.30% 305.55 -116.97
    4/8/2014 16.47 205.05 13.54% 9.03% 322.07 -117.02
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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    When riding the bike turns into a chore the motivation lowers and then of course the excuses seem to build. I could EASILY go a month without riding but I've found that my goal of getting to my healthiest weight pushes me out the door. I'm doing well nutritionally and will get to my goal no matter what but I want to accelerate it. Exercise keeps me focused on my nutrition and nutrition on my exercise. When one goes away I tend to relax on the other.

    Using my lunch times to get in a ride has really helped. My rides are shorter than what they would be if I went in the evenings but they are more consistent so it probably evens out in the end. Next week I ramp up my commutes which is good as well. The weather is nicer so I won't have to deal with the cold and such like you did. The few times I did go in the cold it was more of an adventure than "yet another suck-a$$ commute".
    I may try commuting again this summer, but I don't think I could make a habit out of it. I wish I had time to ride my bike during lunch, we only get 30 minutes, by the time I got my bike out of the complex I'd have to turn around. Most of the time I end up eating my lunch at my desk, to try and keep up with the demand from the bosses upstairs. I did get my bike out today, I took my stepdaughter to get a new bike after school and we hit up a local rail trail, five miles total. Even after the 1200+ miles I rode last year and earlier this year, I couldn't keep up with her, I felt so pathetic. I realized though, she's the perfect riding companion. She loves to ride her bike, but can't ride alone so she bugs me until I give in.
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    I can't make a habit of it either but if I try I can do it here and there.

    What do you do that restricts you so much? Not that I would change jobs just to get more favorable riding conditions but .... well I might.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
    I may try commuting again this summer, but I don't think I could make a habit out of it. I wish I had time to ride my bike during lunch, we only get 30 minutes, by the time I got my bike out of the complex I'd have to turn around. Most of the time I end up eating my lunch at my desk, to try and keep up with the demand from the bosses upstairs. I did get my bike out today, I took my stepdaughter to get a new bike after school and we hit up a local rail trail, five miles total. Even after the 1200+ miles I rode last year and earlier this year, I couldn't keep up with her, I felt so pathetic. I realized though, she's the perfect riding companion. She loves to ride her bike, but can't ride alone so she bugs me until I give in.
    FANTASTIC!
    This is awesome.
    I love riding with my Daughter. It is amazing what youth could do.

    Took my daughter (14) out on nearest MUP with neighbor boy (14)... He'd been cooped up on our maybe 500 yard long road doing laps... He hit 22 on a too small for him BMX bike. Insane cadence... Could only hold it for about 500 yards. But was still amazing.

    It is SO good for my daughter to get out and about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    I can't make a habit of it either but if I try I can do it here and there.

    What do you do that restricts you so much? Not that I would change jobs just to get more favorable riding conditions but .... well I might.
    I work for PepsiCo, where I generally oversee a group of 10 employees and in addition I'm responsible for everything shipped in and out of the plant. It may not seem like much as our warehouse is one the smallest in the country, but we don't have a specific timetable for distribution anymore since our drivers have been subcontracted out so between 7a to 5p (most days) I'm basically on-call. When I'm not in my office, I'm usually on the floor assisting the team. The HR department is supposed to be introducing some new faces next month, so hopefully that'll lighten my workload and I'll be able to take an extended lunch break once in awhile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Null66 View Post
    FANTASTIC!
    This is awesome.
    I love riding with my Daughter. It is amazing what youth could do.

    Took my daughter (14) out on nearest MUP with neighbor boy (14)... He'd been cooped up on our maybe 500 yard long road doing laps... He hit 22 on a too small for him BMX bike. Insane cadence... Could only hold it for about 500 yards. But was still amazing.

    It is SO good for my daughter to get out and about.
    Its' nice to have someone to ride with who's not too competitive which is all I seem to find at a local bike club, plus I get to know her more than we would just sitting on the couch watching TV.

    I took her and the Amish boy down the street (who's also 10 or 11) to the same rail trail last night. It was a leisure ride of the same 5 miles. I couldn't believe how fast the Amish kid was since he wasn't riding a traditional bike. He was riding something that resembled a skateboard with handlebars and half of a bike frame. He averaged about 14.5 mph on that thing.

    edit: Found a picture on the internet of his bike, only his wasn't orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
    I work for PepsiCo, where I generally oversee a group of 10 employees and in addition I'm responsible for everything shipped in and out of the plant. It may not seem like much as our warehouse is one the smallest in the country, but we don't have a specific timetable for distribution anymore since our drivers have been subcontracted out so between 7a to 5p (most days) I'm basically on-call. When I'm not in my office, I'm usually on the floor assisting the team. The HR department is supposed to be introducing some new faces next month, so hopefully that'll lighten my workload and I'll be able to take an extended lunch break once in awhile.


    Its' nice to have someone to ride with who's not too competitive which is all I seem to find at a local bike club, plus I get to know her more than we would just sitting on the couch watching TV.

    I took her and the Amish boy down the street (who's also 10 or 11) to the same rail trail last night. It was a leisure ride of the same 5 miles. I couldn't believe how fast the Amish kid was since he wasn't riding a traditional bike. He was riding something that resembled a skateboard with handlebars and half of a bike frame. He averaged about 14.5 mph on that thing.

    edit: Found a picture on the internet of his bike, only his wasn't orange.
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    I like your priorities!

    Saw something like that 2 weekends ago. I too was surprised at the time the kid was making. He was also a ways from the nearest path entrance...

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    I've lost my way a bit on exercising. Starting about a week and a half ago I hit a stretch where I chose sleep and downtime over getting out and doing something. I have to re-focus. I'm heading out today and doing intervals to punish myself (in a good way) and get back on track.
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    Back from my workout. A bit over 14 miles with some intervals thrown in. One of my planned intervals was on a stretch of road and it was longer than I remembered and was too far for a normal interval. I kept on it and almost threw up. Each interval after that got back to the "throw up" stage pretty quick.


    Also my total times/averages were messed up due to my riding partner getting a flat. I don't care about those numbers necessarily but over time I like to see improvement.
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    I am ahead of last year's pace. Notice that in 2013 just past this time of the year I had a sharp increase in miles. That was when the weather allowed me to start commuting and get in some night rides. We are at that time now, though maybe not consistently. I need to get my butt in gear and get some commutes in. Those are very enjoyable miles and when I do it in the morning starts my day out right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerrvillian View Post
    I did not push myself to go further. I let my WANT to go further pull the rest of me along.
    I just have to say that's one of the coolest statements I've seen in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hansenator View Post
    I just have to say that's one of the coolest statements I've seen in a long time.
    Way to pull one from 2011! Yes it certainly was a good statement especially for me getting going back then. Now "Want" means different things to me. I "Want" to go a longer distance... I "Want" to burn more calories, etc. I think the "Want" of enjoyment is more powerful than any of those but the others are motivations.
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    Earlier this year I started to look further into doing intervals and more intense short rides versus going for longer distances. Many people know the value of these types of workouts for calorie burning and the health benefits overall but here is an article that I thought was interesting.

    Actually it is a link to my blog with the article.

    T Nation | The Death of Steady State Cardio | 280 Dude
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    I'm not exactly tearing it up with my efforts. It's fastpitch season and each time I felt I could get out the weather didn't cooperate. I'm a sissy.

    BUT.... I rode home from work last night and rode back into work this morning. It felt great.

    Date Distance Month MTD 2014 YTD % 2013 Miles % 2014 Goal YTD Pace Goal YTD Pace Delta
    2/22/2014 2.27 February 6.32 2.27 0.15% 0.10% -49.55 51.82
    2/26/2014 4.05 6.32 0.42% 0.28% -16.52 22.84
    3/6/2014 4.64 March 126.14 10.96 0.72% 0.48% 49.55 -38.59
    3/7/2014 3.59 14.55 0.96% 0.64% 57.81 -43.26
    3/14/2014 3.33 17.88 1.18% 0.79% 115.61 -97.73
    3/15/2014 11.12 29 1.92% 1.28% 123.87 -94.87
    3/18/2014 16.27 45.27 2.99% 1.99% 148.65 -103.38
    3/18/2014 12.55 57.82 3.82% 2.55% 148.65 -90.83
    3/22/2014 5.72 63.54 4.20% 2.80% 181.68 -118.14
    3/22/2014 21.82 85.36 5.64% 3.76% 181.68 -96.32
    3/23/2014 20.75 106.11 7.01% 4.67% 189.94 -83.83
    3/28/2014 12.27 118.38 7.82% 5.21% 231.23 -112.85
    3/31/2014 14.08 132.46 8.75% 5.83% 256.00 -123.54
    4/2/2014 15.76 April 86.73 148.22 9.79% 6.53% 272.52 -124.30
    4/4/2014 12.77 160.99 10.63% 7.09% 289.04 -128.05
    4/6/2014 27.59 188.58 12.46% 8.30% 305.55 -116.97
    4/8/2014 16.47 205.05 13.54% 9.03% 322.07 -117.02
    4/21/2014 14.14 219.19 14.48% 9.65% 429.43 -210.24
    5/8/2014 20.97 May 35.19 240.16 15.86% 10.58% 569.81 -329.65
    5/9/2014 14.22 254.38 16.80% 11.20% 578.07 -323.69
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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    I'm not exactly tearing it up with my efforts. It's fastpitch season and each time I felt I could get out the weather didn't cooperate. I'm a sissy.
    Its still early in the season

    Is there any way you could ride to the field after work on the days you have to be there? At least for home games, away games may require driving. And I presume your wife goes to the games/practices as well, so if the games run late or you don't feel like riding home you could drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRides View Post
    Its still early in the season

    Is there any way you could ride to the field after work on the days you have to be there? At least for home games, away games may require driving. And I presume your wife goes to the games/practices as well, so if the games run late or you don't feel like riding home you could drive.
    Yes I can do that and did it plenty last year. Our regular season ended this week and out end of year tourney starts tomorrow. Then summer travel ball. During summer travel ball I'll be able to commute a bit more. Also the weather will be so nice I'll HAVE to get out else I'll go nutz.
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    I have yet to ride this year where the wind is not a factor. Either it is warming up or cooling down and the thermal inversion is cranking. Today's ride was like a power workout. Downhill is the new level. Level is the new climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    Earlier this year I started to look further into doing intervals and more intense short rides versus going for longer distances. Many people know the value of these types of workouts for calorie burning and the health benefits overall but here is an article that I thought was interesting.

    Actually it is a link to my blog with the article.

    T Nation | The Death of Steady State Cardio | 280 Dude
    COOL!
    T-NATION!

    Do you lift?

    I'm "null" over there...
    My latest lifting log.
    TESTOSTERONE NATION | Iron Serenity - Page 1

    De-emphasizing lifting, so lucky if I'm getting a lift a week in...

    I like the way you think about mileage ytd totals and miles per day... Today looked up mileage per year.
    Last year:
    Count:
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    Distance:
    1,951.72 mi
    Time:
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    Elevation Gain:
    66,146 ft
    Avg Speed:
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    Avg HR:
    --
    Avg Run Cadence:
    --
    Avg Bike Cadence:
    68 rpm
    Calories:
    149,772 C

    this year:
    Count:
    52 Activities
    Distance:
    1,186.89 mi
    Time:
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    Elevation Gain:
    34,727 ft
    Avg Speed:
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    Avg HR:
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    Avg Run Cadence:
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    Avg Bike Cadence:
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    Calories:
    56,005 C

    So doing well compared to year to year, but not so good with the 100 miles/week target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Null66 View Post
    COOL!
    T-NATION!

    Do you lift?
    I don't lift at this time but in a few months where I work is changing and they will have a decent gym to do some lunch time things.

    I used to lift quite a bit but as life reared up that went away. Though I know the value of weight training in the whole scope of health, weight loss, etc. there is only so much time. I do know I COULD randomly drop down and so a few exercises but I don't.

    When I do have lunch-time access it will be much easier to manage. At first it will just be "Hello body, this is weights, remember me?" but I'll want to move to a push/pull type super-setting routine. I like that as it allows me to do quite a bit in a short amount of time and it keeps my heart rate up a bit.
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    I do upper/lower, push/pull...
    I've abandoned lower for the riding "season" as I was having recovery troubles.

    Usually 5x5...
    Trying 3x8 in order to keep time short.

    Lunch lifts are the best. Burns out stress from morning and leaves me placid for the afternoon!

    Look forward to continued trolling your log.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Null66 View Post
    I do upper/lower, push/pull...
    I've abandoned lower for the riding "season" as I was having recovery troubles.

    Usually 5x5...
    Trying 3x8 in order to keep time short.

    Lunch lifts are the best. Burns out stress from morning and leaves me placid for the afternoon!

    Look forward to continued trolling your log.
    I've been meaning to ask this here, but never have so I was glad to see you post something.

    I've abandoned lower "lifting" as well for riding season, and was wondering if the rest of you guys do too.

    I've been doing a 3X10, three times a week, alternating between two workouts, since around February. Been thinking about shaking it up a little.

    Not sure I want to do the 5X5 until cycling season is over, but I might drop my reps a little and increase the weight. I usually lift after work, ideally before I bike commute home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
    I've been meaning to ask this here, but never have so I was glad to see you post something.

    I've abandoned lower "lifting" as well for riding season, and was wondering if the rest of you guys do too.

    I've been doing a 3X10, three times a week, alternating between two workouts, since around February. Been thinking about shaking it up a little.

    Not sure I want to do the 5X5 until cycling season is over, but I might drop my reps a little and increase the weight. I usually lift after work, ideally before I bike commute home.
    I'll dead and squat if I can't get a ride in that week... But really trying to ride every week.

    Having BP issues and a bit of allergic asthma to overcome. BP meds have eliminated heart rate training. Sometimes HR is in the 60's-80's and sometimes up to 140-ish, on the same ride at similar perceived effort and speed... Riding may be key to getting off BP meds. This has led to less cadence improvement and more torque, so legs are quite beat out.

    Since Feb. is only 3 months! Lifting is a long game, measured in years. Are you still progressing? if not, then up the weights with same pattern, or otherwise increase intensity. Such as decrease time between sets, or between exercises, change bar speed, various supersets.

    3x10 is a GREAT pattern particularly at first! It is a great way to allow your connective tissue (ligaments and tendons)to increase in strength and flexibility. Connective tissue is much slower responding, but usually starts out stronger then musculature. So it is easy for your muscles to start out weaker and rapidly get much stronger than connective tissues setting you up for injuries. Give it another 6-9 months, taking care to not increase weights greater then recommended percentages. The percentage increase change (lessen) as you get more time under the bar. If you feel you can progress faster then percentage weight increases, this is where the other intensifiers come in...

    Lifting before cardio! AWESOME! Hats off to you!

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    Thanks ... am I progressing? Yes ... albeit much slower now than I was previously.

    Granted, I've gone from a solid three days a week in the gym, to a more fluid two to three days because my "life" schedule is getting a little busier right now (kids sports), so I think that's partly why I haven't seen the gains, though I have managed to maintain my workout weights. Generally speaking my increases are in five pound increments, and over the past month or so those increases come around once a week, or in some cases once every two or three weeks, and I'm ok with that. I don't want to sacrifice form over heavier weights. I figure as long as I'm moving the weight needle forward, I'm still good.

    Basically my training has been this, since around late Jan/early Feb. Weights three days a week, some core work, and then before the weather broke I was doing 30-60 minutes on the stationary bike. Now, with the weather improving, I'm commuting to work by bike, 12 miles each way. So I ride to work, then after work I'll hit the gym for about 30 minutes, before hopping on my bike for the ride home. I try to vary the intensity of the rides too. I'm up to 266 commuting miles this year so far.

    And with all that effort I've dropped 15 pounds ... it's been a very good spring for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill.clyde View Post
    I've been meaning to ask this here, but never have so I was glad to see you post something.

    I've abandoned lower "lifting" as well for riding season, and was wondering if the rest of you guys do too.

    I've been doing a 3X10, three times a week, alternating between two workouts, since around February. Been thinking about shaking it up a little.

    Not sure I want to do the 5X5 until cycling season is over, but I might drop my reps a little and increase the weight. I usually lift after work, ideally before I bike commute home.
    The only lower "lifting" I do now is for hamstrings. I am trying to focus on engaging them during rides but I still have an imbalance. My quads are growing faster than the hammys. I've not become aggressive on this yet but I will as I get more consistent on my commutes, which depend on the weather. My goal is to ride into work and then do a few sets of lunges or other hamstring focuses exercise. Then on my rides home I'll again try to do a balanced spin.

    I'll only do the above as my fitness can handle it. Right now I am on a "ride home one day, ride back in the next, can't do either for several days" so I'm not in shape enough to really push it.

    Ideally I'll be able to ride in and/or back a total of six legs (work 2 home or home 2 work is one leg) three days a week and use my lunches for resistance exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Null66 View Post
    I'll dead and squat if I can't get a ride in that week... But really trying to ride every week.

    Having BP issues and a bit of allergic asthma to overcome. BP meds have eliminated heart rate training. Sometimes HR is in the 60's-80's and sometimes up to 140-ish, on the same ride at similar perceived effort and speed... Riding may be key to getting off BP meds. This has led to less cadence improvement and more torque, so legs are quite beat out.

    Since Feb. is only 3 months! Lifting is a long game, measured in years. Are you still progressing? if not, then up the weights with same pattern, or otherwise increase intensity. Such as decrease time between sets, or between exercises, change bar speed, various supersets.

    3x10 is a GREAT pattern particularly at first! It is a great way to allow your connective tissue (ligaments and tendons)to increase in strength and flexibility. Connective tissue is much slower responding, but usually starts out stronger then musculature. So it is easy for your muscles to start out weaker and rapidly get much stronger than connective tissues setting you up for injuries. Give it another 6-9 months, taking care to not increase weights greater then recommended percentages. The percentage increase change (lessen) as you get more time under the bar. If you feel you can progress faster then percentage weight increases, this is where the other intensifiers come in...

    Lifting before cardio! AWESOME! Hats off to you!
    Each time I start a lifting program I do sets of 12-15 reps and stay with it to give my connective things time to adjust. Just as you mentioned.

    My body tends to enjoy heavy weights and low reps but I'm trying to counter that with more explosive movements and lighter weights. For me it burns more long-term calories and give me better fitness.
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