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Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-24-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,890
Posted By JoeMan
I do seated and standing calve raises at the gym....

I do seated and standing calve raises at the gym. I also do leg sleds and leg extensions. Plus hamstring curls. I have increased the poundage incrementally and have seen significant results in size,...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 05-24-16, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By JoeMan
Yep the Rippetoe book gl98115 recommended is a...

Yep the Rippetoe book gl98115 recommended is a solid text on increasing overall strength.
Forum: Touring 12-10-15, 11:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,811
Posted By JoeMan
492764 I have not done any long tours but I...

492764
I have not done any long tours but I often take my Olympus OM 2n film camera along loaded with B/W film on 4 - 5 day weekend tours.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-20-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By JoeMan
Why Every Athlete Should Do Farmer's Walks |...

Why Every Athlete Should Do Farmer's Walks | STACK (http://www.stack.com/2015/06/12/farmers-walks/)

This an excellent exercise for overall strength and endurance.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 08-06-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By JoeMan
For me staying lean allows me to feel great, be...

For me staying lean allows me to feel great, be strong and reduce my risk for chronic diseases.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-06-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,216
Posted By JoeMan
I still ride regularly on my MTB and road bike. I...

I still ride regularly on my MTB and road bike. I will do a 48 miler tomorrow. Cycling helps me keep my body weight low and edurance high. I am also an avid swimmer. I regularly do weight training. I...
Forum: Touring 06-16-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,622
Posted By JoeMan
458755 My 2007 REI Safari is a great touring...

458755
My 2007 REI Safari is a great touring bike in the classic design. 26", disc brake, aluminum frame. I have upgraded a few components over the years. This a dependable and sturdy touring bike...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-15-15, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By JoeMan
I have done several self routed gravel/dirt...

I have done several self routed gravel/dirt centuries in Nevada and Oregon. I try to keep my body weight low. Pro Peloton riders, for example, are 2.0 to 2.2 lbs per inch of height. For my back...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-09-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By JoeMan
https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/comp...

https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/

I have used these to good effect on my hard tail MTB on both loose and compacted gravel. Pricey but a great ride.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-09-15, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,479
Posted By JoeMan
For me it is a lot of no's to keep my weight low....

For me it is a lot of no's to keep my weight low. No booze, no bread, no ice cream etc. Yes to fruit, plain yogurt, burgers with the bun etc. Pro riders try to stay at 2.0 to 2.2 lbs per inch of...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-09-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By JoeMan
Yep I do toe raises at the gym both seated and...

Yep I do toe raises at the gym both seated and standing since they work different muscles and have increased my endurance, strength and size of my calves.
Forum: Touring 11-13-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,554
Posted By JoeMan
417583 If you can find a used Safari you will...

417583
If you can find a used Safari you will not go wrong.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-11-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 67,317
Posted By JoeMan
I use the 1Up trainer in the winter ...

I use the 1Up trainer in the winter http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html (http://www.1upusa.com/product-trainer.html)

In order to maintain upper body strength I do a variety of lifts...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-15-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,904
Posted By JoeMan
Yep riding and lifting go together. Leg sleds...

Yep riding and lifting go together. Leg sleds have really helped me improve my MTB skills and endurance.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,356
Posted By JoeMan
Age 67. Work part time at an interesting and...

Age 67. Work part time at an interesting and complex job. I ride often both MTB and road.
My strength and endurance remain good. I can still do 10 strict tactical pull ups.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-06-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By JoeMan
I have found that leg sleds and squats at the gym...

I have found that leg sleds and squats at the gym this winter have helped increase my endurance and speed.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-06-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By JoeMan
Good choice. I feel working out at the club makes...

Good choice. I feel working out at the club makes me a stronger cyclist and in general fitter.
Two of my favorite exercises are pull ups to work my upper back and leg sleds to build strength in my...
Forum: Touring 05-23-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By JoeMan
This outfit has scads of tires to choose from at...

This outfit has scads of tires to choose from at decent prices
BikeTiresDirect.com - Discount bicycle tires, components and accessories (http://www.biketiresdirect.com)
Forum: Touring 05-23-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,670
Posted By JoeMan
I have the good fortune to live in Oregon. I...

I have the good fortune to live in Oregon. I often ride sections of the Pacific Coast Bike Route. Oregon has many state parks along the way that have hiker/biker areas. I always ride N to S.
Forum: Touring 10-12-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By JoeMan
Yep agreed disc brakes are great. I have them...

Yep agreed disc brakes are great. I have them (BB7)on my 2007 REI Safari. With front panniers and a BoB trailer attached stopping is not a problem going downhill.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-11-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By JoeMan
Well for me when I am not riding it is what I...

Well for me when I am not riding it is what I don't eat and drink: no beer, no cheese and no desserts.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-10-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By JoeMan
With all that climbing losing a bit more weight...

With all that climbing losing a bit more weight might help your endurance and speed. The pros ride at 2 lbs per inch of height during the racing season. Also some leg work in the gym - squats and...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-10-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,157
Posted By JoeMan
Yep "never ever give up up" is so utterly true. I...

Yep "never ever give up up" is so utterly true. I love cycling. It keeps me fit for life.
Forum: Touring 10-06-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By JoeMan
My strategies for prepping for hill climbs with a...

My strategies for prepping for hill climbs with a loaded bike besides intervals and long rides is to keep my weight as low as I can and hit the gym for squats, leg sleds, hamstring curls and calf...
Forum: Touring 10-05-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,038
Posted By JoeMan
Some excellent advise here. Yep I learned about...

Some excellent advise here. Yep I learned about butt muscle prep the hard way!
Two things, besides riding of course, have made my hill climbing abilities better; keeping my weight low and squats.
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