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Old 05-25-05, 06:36 PM   #1
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I am down to 147Lbs.

I am down to 147 lbs, from 160 and the summer season isn't here yet, I am looking at 135 lbs when we hit july, Just been putting on the kilometers on my Trainers and riding every other weekend, on a very intense bike riding whenI go out for my ride
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so by Xmas you'll be under 100? What's the point here, I don't get it.
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Old 05-25-05, 06:56 PM   #3
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umm, how tall are you? It isn't good to be too skinny...

It's kind of weird for me. Since I wrestle, I'm trying to bulk up all the time. Then I come on here and some guys are like "I'm 6' 3" and I weigh 150lb! Too heavy!" and here I am, 5' 6" and 152lb.

I think it's cool how you can shape your body to fit a certain physical activity.
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I am 5'9" and at 135 lbs, that is my riding weight (figthing weight)

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at 100 lbs, I will be skin and bones, I don't like that, 135 lbs, is sustainable for me and that is very good weight, I eat all the food I can get my hands on, remember I am not on a diet or anything, but pure exercise and training, that's why I went down to 147 lbs. anywayz thank you very much.
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I am 5'9" and at 135 lbs, that is my riding weight (figthing weight)

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at 100 lbs, I will be skin and bones, I don't like that, 135 lbs, is sustainable for me and that is very good weight, I eat all the food I can get my hands on, remember I am not on a diet or anything, but pure exercise and training, that's why I went down to 147 lbs. anywayz thank you very much.
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Will you lose wattage getting down that low? [I'm 5'9 also...around 145 now]
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Old 06-02-05, 11:18 PM   #6
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huh. 135lb seems awful light for someone 5' 9".
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5'9" and 135?
Are you female or male?
That is very light for a male.
I am 5'9" and 165lbs. I wear 31" waist pants and can see all my stomach muscles. If I lost 30lbs I'd be in a serious amount of trouble. Lance is 5'9" 158lbs I read somewhere . . .
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5'10" 120-125 and about 16 years old
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Can I lend you about 15 lbs? I'd climb better and you'd benefit by the extra training weight.
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Can I lend you about 15 lbs? I'd climb better and you'd benefit by the extra training weight.
I can offer you 30 pounds with the same justification
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I can offer you 30 pounds with the same justification
lol, no! I'm already almost too fat to move.
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i'm hovering around 138-142 and 5'11. can't go any lighter, as power is my limiting factor all ready. but can't seem to put on anything either. i could use about 5 lbs of muscle to help with sprints and short hill climbs. over the winter i'm going to weight train and bulk up as much as possible...i feel too skinny to do well at the races this season.
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I am 5'9" and at 135 lbs, that is my riding weight (figthing weight)

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at 100 lbs, I will be skin and bones, I don't like that, 135 lbs, is sustainable for me and that is very good weight, I eat all the food I can get my hands on, remember I am not on a diet or anything, but pure exercise and training, that's why I went down to 147 lbs. anywayz thank you very much.
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Well I guess for a girl that's about right, but you won't be doing much fighting.
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Will you lose wattage getting down that low? [I'm 5'9 also...around 145 now]
Shouldn't loose power unless he looses muscle mass. If he decreases fat mass, then he will effectively increase his strength to weight ratio, thereby increasing the amount of power per kilogram of muscle that he can put out. Seems like he'll be one strong rider at his fighting weight
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I wouldn't weigh 147lbs until after I'd been dead for about six months, left lying out in the sun to turn into jerky.
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I don't think you will keep losing until you blow away. You should have a basement somewhere. I leveled off in the mid 140's a year or so ago and that is usually where i stay. I used to be over 200. I'm also 6'2" and eat pretty much all day long. I eat way more than anyone else i know. ( although i do eat healthy)

My metabolism is high. My body knows that every morning, when i wake up, i am going to be on a bike pedaling hard. It works hard to repair and refuel.
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5'9" 135 does sound to light but you know your body. im 5'7" 140lbs. any thing under 140 my power goes south.
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To the contrary, I am 5'8" and 137 lbs. with two 6 lb. prosthetics on. It all depends upon body type, muscle mass, adipose, etc.
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I've never understood it when people say that if you lose too much weight, you will climb better, but you will lose power too and your sprinting will suffer. Yes, if you lose muscle mass, but a person who is training regularly will lose fat, not muscle, so this should help perfomance, both on hills and sprints. Of course, if you're doing some kind of crazy diet and losing muscle mass, your weight will decline, but you will feel weaker long before you start to lose muscle mass. And if you're weaker, you wouldn't climb better or sprint better. So what am I missing?
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