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    Weight maintenance

    I monitor my weight every morning to always know where I am at. When I was working on my base training at the beginning of the season, I was always maintaining around 152 ~ 153 lbs. Once my base was set I started to add a little more hill work in my riding week. The miles are the same, just a bit more intensity (I ride mainly for fitness, aerobic with a little anaerobic, and don't need much red line stuff). While keeping the same diet as I have been, I notice that I am putting on weight, and it seems to be the morning after a harder hill ride. I now see weights of 157 lbs on these mornings and then will go back down to about 155 lbs. until my next hill day; in which it will go back up. I usually do hills every four days or so. Any ideas why the different weights? Thanks.

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    It's normal to fluctuate 1 to 2 pounds from day to day. So, if you're going from 155 to 157, that's perfectly normal. If you're going from a starting weight of 152/153 to 157 (4 to additional pounds), then my guess would be that you're compensating for higher intensity workouts with more food/water. Other than possible water retention, I've not heard of a "condition" that might cause this temporary weight gain. If you're feeling good and your performance reflects that, I wouldn't worry about these couple extra pounds.
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    my weight can fluxuate by up to 6llbs sometimes. It ussually has to do with the amount of food currently in my system and how much water I have drank during the day. Sometimes my body just want to retain water and then one day if gets rid of it all.

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