Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-03-06, 08:37 AM   #1
Reynolds 
Passista
Thread Starter
 
Reynolds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: 1998 Pinarello Asolo, 1992 KHS Montaņa pro, 1980 Raleigh DL-1, IGH Hybrid, IGH Utility
Posts: 5,447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Weight loss?

I'm a 55 y/o avid cyclist. My height is 172 cm, weight 70 kg. Although my weight was OK, I'm trying to reduce my (small) 'spare tube' and lost 3kg, I'm at 67 kg right now. But I seem to be slower. Could this be related to weight loss?
Reynolds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-06, 09:12 AM   #2
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes....to lose weight you are using more calories than you are consuming. Thus the muscles are not fully stocked up on glycogen. In addition, 3kg is not a small amount of weight to lose. Depending on how rapidly you lost that weight, you may have lost some muscle mass in addition to fat.
But still, good job with the weight loss.
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold
ModoVincere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-06, 11:35 AM   #3
howsteepisit
Senior Member
 
howsteepisit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Mecian
Posts: 3,669
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Odds are you did lose some muscle, but when you get a good calorie balance to maintain you should speed up.
howsteepisit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-06, 07:08 PM   #4
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 11,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
post a couple weeks of your training-schedule will ya? Could also be overtraining without sufficient recovery time. If you're doing teh same rides twice in one week, your schedule is probably not optimum; you've left out an important type of ride somewhere if you've repeated the same ride twice.
DannoXYZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 AM.