I was reading Bicycling (yeah I know, same
5 articles blah blah blah) and came across a
small sidebar about "Bonk Training". Ok, whats that?
well essentially its going on a 20 - 60 minute ride
first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach
(you can drink coffee, they recommend it), riding
at 60% max HR. The idea is that you have no
fuel other than stored fat, and thats what you burn.
The key here is short time and low HR, otherwise you
begin to burn muscle for fuel.
It works (at least for me). I've got some stubborn
fat (read gut) that seems to be diminishing.
I've dropped about 5 pounds in a little more than
a week. No change in diet. I do my normal riding in
Hey, it can't be all bad, it was in Bicycling after all