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Old 11-06-05, 07:56 PM   #1
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4-5 month's work gone in 20 days...

I've been preparing to move, so I've been very busy, and very much in stress during the last month. I lost 4 kilos. I'm one of those skinnies who always tries to gain weight, so 4 kilos means a lot to me. I also believe that the weight I lost is all from muscles because I don't have much body fat.

Anyway, finally today I had some time to go for a ride. It had been 2 weeks since my last ride which is the longest break I had since I started mtn biking. On the trail I felt so weak, I couldn't climb, couldn't clear the sections that I used to clear with no trouble. On the road my average speed was 5 kph slower, and my average HR was about 10 BPM higher than normal.

Now, I probably have to work out until spring to get to the level where I was a month ago. What a disappointment
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Believe it or not it will actually come back to you pretty quick. I have had rides like the one you had today, it is very frustrating. After a few rides you will be back to your old self.
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Thanks, that's really relieving. I hope it will come back sooner than I thought. Gaining back the weight I lost is going to be very hard though.
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Thanks, that's really relieving. I hope it will come back sooner than I thought. Gaining back the weight I lost is going to be very hard though.
in today's world, ya definetely don't get to hear that enough.
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you mean about gaining weight?
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damn diggity straight.
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Oh well... I know how that sounds. People say genetics, or fast metabolism, or etc., but whatever it is I just can't gain weight. I remember times when I used to eat 6 meals a day in order to gain weight, and ending up gaining only a few pounds in 3 months or so. Then I figured it's just a waste of money, and went back to normal 3 meals. Well, I'm not saying this to make some people angry or something. I just say this is not 'normal' either.
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dude im right there with you man. i havent gained a lb in 4 years...no kidding. im 17, 140lbs and i cannot gain or lose weight. iv been this weight since 8th grade. it would be nice if it were like this my whole like, but i doubt that will happen.

anyway, i just went on my first ride in 6 months...interesting to say the least. i had to walk up crap that was easy before. but u were just off for 20 days so thats no problem. ur muscles were probably just in the rythm of riding every few days. now that they have been out of comission (sp), they just need some time to get back up to par. but dont take my work for it since im not an MD or anything. im just 17. but good luck bro. youll be back in no time.
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iv heard more meals in a day raises one's metabolism. and to slow it down, fewer, larger meals is the way to go. but iv never tried. hey wow, i just realized how much 4 kilos is. thats almost 9 lbs. yah you mustve been working hard.
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clifford, yeah, that's about 8.5 lbs, it's quite a lot. I think that's mostly because of stress and not sleeping well. Anyway, you are young and your weight may change when you hit 20's but if you are like me, don't even think about gaining . I'm 32 now and the last 15 years or more, I've been trying Thanks for the things you said.
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Donuts. and Butter direct from the stick usually helps
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