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 12-28-03, 07:45 PM   #1
oxologic
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Singapore
Bikes:
Posts: 566
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stress and training

The stress I refer to here is the daily stress of life, an example troubling over how to pay of your debts. The training I refer to is training for a race etc., not merely just exercising for fitness.

How do you mix it all up? Training is to adapt to the stress experienced during a workout and recover from it. Lets say you suddenly got a huge problem at hand, like having a relationship problem. If you exercise at the same level before you had such stress, the total daily stress could become too great for you to handle. What should be done? Remove the training totally since the stress could be great enough already?
oxologic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-03, 08:42 PM   #2
RiPHRaPH
Don't Believe the Hype
 
RiPHRaPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
Bikes: 1999 Steelman SR525, 2002 Lightspeed Ultimate, 1988 Trek 830, 2008 Scott Addict
Posts: 2,585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i always considered mental stress to have a larger impact on a person than physical stress. i judge it solely based on resting hear rate. since everyone has stress in their lives, and working out should alleviate stress (or at least balance it out) i'll lump all stress into one large pot.

**i've always had more focused workouts when everything in my life has order and is good. i know people that thrive on lifes stresses and can just block it out.
RiPHRaPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-03, 10:03 PM   #3
HarryK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Huntsville, AL
Bikes: Sano, Raleigh
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Exercise and training help me greatly in coping with daily emotional and mental stress. Moderate exercise helps keep everything calm and relaxed, and promotes a good nights sleep.

If training is adding to your daily stress, I'd say you're overdoing it or you're compulsive about following a rigid plan. Unless you're a pro racer, training should be enjoyable recreation, and should reduce your overall stress level..IMO.
HarryK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-03, 02:31 AM   #4
J-McKech
What?
 
J-McKech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: N. Tx
Bikes: Bianchi Brava(retired), Surly Instigator(retired)
Posts: 1,650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Im always mentally stressed and i dont think i would be as productive if i wasnt. I always do my best work under stress
J-McKech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-03, 10:57 AM   #5
sm266
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Arkansas
Bikes: Giant OCR1/Specialized Epic
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
singletrack takes away all my stresses and allows me to work them out.
sm266 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-04, 09:59 AM   #6
RunYun
Go Boilermakers!!!!!!!!!!
 
RunYun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Avon, Ohio
Bikes: Cannondale R3000, Paramount Series 5, Trek 990, Cannondale M400, Schwinn World Sport (Cyclo cross)
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ride to get rid of stress. I always feel better physicly and mentaly when I have worked out. I plan to race this summer and am pretty sure my stress will drop a great deal do to training as it did last summer. Let's put it this way if I come home from work stressed out my wife tells me to go ride. She knows that I will put things back into perspective and be much happier.
RunYun 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 04:14 AM.