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Old 05-16-04, 11:40 AM   #1
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Leg Burn out

When you lift wieghts , normally , you must rest the muscle group for a day or two . Ive rode close to 1000 miles . Ive noticed my performance declining . When is it wise to rest the legs . What are the signs of over training ? Anyone over 40 thinking about using bio idenitcal horemone replacement ? What about injectable R Growth horemone for those over 40 ?
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Old 05-19-04, 10:11 AM   #2
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When you lift wieghts, normally, you must rest the muscle group for a day or two . Ive rode close to 1000 miles . Ive noticed my performance declining. When is it wise to rest the legs . What are the signs of over training ? Anyone over 40 thinking about using bio idenitcal horemone replacement ? What about injectable R Growth horemone for those over 40 ?
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It is said you should take at least 48 hours recovery between weight sessions, I take 72 hours (3 days) and feel stronger from it. Almost all of my weight sessions revolve around strengthing the Posterior Chain (Hamstrings, Glutes, Hips, Legs & Lower back)<<< The muscles every cyclist should be hitting in the gym with the correct exercises<<<That is important. Leg Curls/Leg Extensions just don't cut it and are very, very overrated.

Signs of Overtraining...

1. Inability to complete workouts done previously
2. Elevated resting heart rate by 10% or more
3. Inability to perform at previous levels
4. Disrupted sleeping pattern
5. Feeling achy or general fatigue
6. Mood swings
7. Lack of enthusiasm for new challenges

I pretty much love the gym and working out. Its hard for some people to get up and get going for there weight sessions, but when your being paid well to do it, it becomes a little easier. .
1. Inability to complete workouts done previously<<< This is the No.1 sign of overtraining I go by, If I'm not feeling as strong as my last workout and my CNS hasn't recovered, I just say that is it and come back the next day when my CNS has recovered which = A better workout. If your feeling weaker than your last weight session, leave it, get a good night sleep and come back the next day...

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What the F**k is that $hit man... Leave that crap and follow a clean diet...
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Almost all of my weight sessions revolve around strengthing the Posterior Chain (Hamstrings, Glutes, Hips, Legs & Lower back
So what is your program?
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Are you taking at least one day per week off completely? Rest is the most important factor in any program. Are you getting enough protein to repair muscles? Are you going out hard every ride? Remember, rest days and recovery rides are really major. You need those.
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I usually ride 3-4 times a week.. usually between 80-100 miles per week... I find that if I take a week or so off every couple months I always come back stronger.

case in point... Last night I rode 32 miles after work with the fast group in my club at about 18.1 mph avg.

I didn;t ride last weekend at all since I had a bit of a stomach flu, I rode last Tuesday and before that I rode the week before... So, essentially I took 2 weeks off of long rides, and only rode a couple shorter rides in the time period... I'm at about 800 miles for the year... now I'm ready for the next 800, and feeling pretty good.

You gotta schedule rest weeks where you either ride very slow, or not at all. I find I don;t lose any fitness, and usualyl come back stronger !

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I took a day off , did some cleaning up on the bike and rode . I think my performance , or lack of it was related to this . I had a great ride .
" What is bio idenitical horemone replacement therapy'"? Okay , as you age , men decline slowly from 20s and coninue slowly as they age . Usually late 40s is time to think about this . I use a DHEA cream . Its then converted into what ever horemone you may be defiecent in .
I suffered a whiplash injury years ago . This type of injury can cause a horemone imbalence in the thyroid gland and others in the brain . rHGH can cure this as well as improve your performance , your memory , your mood , your skin ect ect . As you age . your levels go down .I going on for 20 days as a treatment for my whiplash . Ill let you all know how it goes .
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vitaminX: what is CNS??
Good info on overtraining
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