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"Ride Your Way Lean" by Selene Yeager

Old 10-11-12, 10:34 PM
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"Ride Your Way Lean" by Selene Yeager

I just picked up this book and I am going to give it a try. I am starting with "Big Weight Loss" plan. It's 15 weeks long and the eating portion looks like good eating facts with the idea that you are working out hard figured in.

If any one wants to join feel free to post how its going for you. I will be starting week one on Monday, that is always the rest day. As the book suggests I will also be hitting the gym 3 days a week. I will weigh in Monday and tell you all how the week went at least once a week.
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I bought this a few months back. Seems like real good info. However since buying the book I joined a bike club, and there's really no easy way to get the club to play along with your specific exercise plan. So... I'm not following the plans. I just ride when I can ride. I'm losing weight and I'm mildly pleased with the results, so I have no real reason to change at the moment. I suppose when the club rides stop I will see about adopting her plan for the winter though.
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Originally Posted by Mithrandir
I bought this a few months back. Seems like real good info. However since buying the book I joined a bike club, and there's really no easy way to get the club to play along with your specific exercise plan. So... I'm not following the plans. I just ride when I can ride. I'm losing weight and I'm mildly pleased with the results, so I have no real reason to change at the moment. I suppose when the club rides stop I will see about adopting her plan for the winter though.
If you do jump in at any time.
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I got this book way back last March or so....Read thru it....started riding with my club late March and pretty much haven't looked at it in months (the two things are not really related). I found it very informative and useful....I didn't send it back which says something about the information it contains. I want to have it handy as a guide.

I am also not very good at following "plans"....so I read it more for the information I could use.
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I bought this book about 1 1/2 years ago. Read it and put it away. Then I decided to get my bike out again and have read it a couple of times now. I followed it for a while but decided to follow my WW and my own cycling schedule but I use some of the days in the lose big program. It's a great book.

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What really kicked the weight loss for me was when I started commuting which was in Dec last year (or was it November??). Something about getting two rides in really burned the cals and reved up the metabolism.
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I would love to commuter, but between working at home and the kids school being 20 miles away, it makes it a bit hard. I talked to the kids about riding there bikes to school.....I got looks of horror.
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I have the book in my Kindle Library, and with work/life in the way haven't had a chance to actually try it. Good luck Shelly, we all look forward to hearing about how it goes!
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It was great motivation at the time, helped me develop a plan, and was a gateway into to interval training, especially heart-rate based training. I will say that after about 2.5 months of the big weight loss plan, I lost only about 5 lb, but got really strong and fast on the bike. At 265 lb, it was the first time in years I actually enjoyed climbing. I couldn't keep up with the time commitment of riding 6 days a week and saw my performance drop. I used the principles to develop a 3 day a week interval training plan for the indoor trainer in the following winter.

I found the nutrition advice to be lacking, sometimes contradictory, and often just a rehash of the popular folklore.

It is a pretty good book I still go back to refer to now and then. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Shellyrides
I talked to the kids about riding there bikes to school.....I got looks of horror.
I chuckled a little when i read that,you really didn't expect them to jump all over this idea...
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Read it about a year ago and still review the first half where she talks about the benefis and other "motivational" aspects of riding.

I liked her plan but I haven't actually used it. I like going for my rides and just see how I feel. Some days I push really hard and others I just cruise. I may change my mind at some point though because I am on the plateau from Hades... I've been at 215 for several months and I'd like to lose another 15-20.

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