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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 12-14-12, 02:52 PM   #1
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Working Late, and Gaining Weight... Now What..?!

So, last spring, I was doing 20+ mile rides that lasted about an hour... I was in great shape, and things were awesome...
Then, I had to redo my catalog for work (3500 products, 150 pages), which resulted in long hours where I found myself exhausted after a days work that was typically 12 hours.. Now, I'm probably about 300lbs, and 6'2", as opposed to something like 250lbs...
Long story short, I hopped on the bike a few times over the summer, but my weight gain made riding incredibly uncomfortable. Not so much in the sense that a different seat would make a difference (I ride a Specialized S Works, and was fine on the seat I had on there when I was in good shape).
I'll try to say this in the nicest way possible.. My thighs have "encroached" on the area where my family jewels used to occupy, to the point of making it uncomfortable to ride. Perhaps it has something to do with my riding shorts being positioned differently, I'm not sure... I would imagine I could probably just keep at it for a bit until that problem ceases to exist anymore as well.
I guess my real question is.. What is the best way to stay in shape over the winter? I'm asthmatic, and the cold weather and my lungs tend to disagree.. I am debating some sort of roller setup for my living room.. Any thoughts on this option?
I do have a treadmill at my disposal at work that I would love to use, but I cannot find room for it in my house...
I've started to alter my diet to include a healthy breakfast (yogurt), along with a snack between breakfast and lunch (healthy- carrots, etc), and a salad with chicken for lunch...
But, what should I focus on to get back on the bike? Run on the treadmill? Buy a roller or trainer setup? I really want to be able to train in the winter, and I'm aiming to end this in the best shape of my life...
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Old 12-14-12, 03:41 PM   #2
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New concept! I'm totally going to go for a used spinning bike.. I think it's exactly what I'm looking for in terms of indoor train ability... I just found some locally from a gym for $250.. Kaiser Rear Wheel Drive...
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Old 12-14-12, 04:33 PM   #3
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New concept! I'm totally going to go for a used spinning bike.. I think it's exactly what I'm looking for in terms of indoor train ability... I just found some locally from a gym for $250.. Kaiser Rear Wheel Drive...
Good solution. If you can mix it up a bit with some other exercise to relieve boredom that may help. Walking with a mask?
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