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Old 08-18-20, 12:48 PM
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how long to ride each day or almost each day to start burning stomach fat

i got some tummy trying to get rid off, aside from diet, what is the daily recommended ride length or period approx to start burning belly fat?
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Old 08-18-20, 01:12 PM
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I've lost 75 pounds this year. I rode as much as I could. Saddle comfort and ability were my initial limiting factors. Now I'm riding about 150 miles a week.
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I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
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Everyone looses fat in different places first. You cannot spot lose fat if that was implied in your question.
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Losing fat is going to require a look at your nutrition. Biking will help burn calories, but you have to consume fewer calories than you're burning to lose fat.
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That question is completely unanswerable. Depends on too many factors to count let alone calculate from. Basically, though, you will not lose belly fat unless you're losing body fat generally, and where the fat is and where it stays when you lose weight is largely determined by genetics.
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Riding and weight loss

According to health experts, cycling not only raises your heart rate but also has the capacity to burn significant amounts of calories. Doing this exercise on a daily basis will help you burn more calories, which means you'll be able to lose fat stored in your body fat, including your abdominal fat. But it's not really that simple. Here' are a few good articles (See links).

https://www.bicycling.com/training/a...t-lose-weight/
https://www.cyclist.co.uk/tutorials/...ose-1kg-of-fat
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitnes...cycling-163887

I always put a bit of weight on over the Winter, normaly about 6-7 lbs and normally around my waist. This winter just gone was a lot less as I used the indoor turbo trainer. Three sessions a week lasting one hour at medium to high intensity (Zone 3 and 4 Heart rate based) I cut back on my sugar intake and cut out a lot of processed foods. Come March I start to ride outdoors...I ride between 70-100 miles per week, 7-9 hours per week, at an intensity level of Zone 2 - Zone 4. I ride until October if the weather is on my side Then back indoors on the turbo trainer. So let's say I'm 140 lbs one week after Christmas by the first week of May I'm 130 lbs. I don't work really hard to get the weight off I just lose it. Then again I've never been a big guy. As for dieting...never bothered with it, still eat pretty much any thing that comes my way...in moderation, but I don't count calories. Ain't got time for that It works for me. But as mentioned above we all lose weight differently and at different rates...Bit of a guessing game giving it a time scale.

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Itd be pretty cool if we could target weight loss to specific parts of the body.
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Old 08-18-20, 01:59 PM
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Ride for an hour and change your diet to less calories.
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Originally Posted by ggbo951a View Post
i got some tummy trying to get rid off, aside from diet, what is the daily recommended ride length or period approx to start burning belly fat?
As much as you have time for and enjoy doing. 10 minutes is better than nothing and 6 hours is better than 10 minutes.
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Old 08-18-20, 02:10 PM
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Losing fat is going to require a look at your nutrition. Biking will help burn calories, but you have to consume fewer calories than you're burning to lose fat.
This and another poster also noting you cannot burn fat in spots.

From personal experience, you've got to look at what you're eating, track it and maintain a daily calorie deficit. Focus on eating a balanced diet and use cycling as exercise (as well as enjoyment). Just watch out with overeating on days that you ride.

Giving my anecdotal experience, I got back into road cycling after a few years in June. I struggled to lose weight at first but after changing my diet and tracking it, is when it started to fall off.
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Originally Posted by ggbo951a View Post
i got some tummy trying to get rid off, aside from diet, what is the daily recommended ride length or period approx to start burning belly fat?
Cycling isn't a good way to loose belly fat. I see a lot of skinny cyclists out there who have an overall slim appearance and who still have too much belly fat. Diet and calories do play a part but fat loss is mostly hormonal. Cycling is too easy and doesn't produce enough hormonal response in your body to burn fat. Belly fat is the most difficult form of fat to loose and spot reduction won't work no matter how much you ride.... You need to do other exercises and other forms of training to produce a stronger hormonal response which will burn belly fat.
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Old 08-18-20, 03:03 PM
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A rule of thumb is that you'll burn 100 Calories in three miles. Figure out how many Calories you eat every day, divide by 33, and ride more miles than that. Some of that will come off your belly, but there's no way to figure how much.
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Old 08-18-20, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
This times 100000x

Exercise is for your health. Tone your muscles, better cardio, heart, etc.. Sure you will burn more calories but you can not exercise a bad diet ever.
No such thing as spot reduction either. You will lose weight every where. So even though you lose 10lbs it might only equal 1/2 inch on your waist.
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Area-specific weight loss is not really a doable thing. Your body determines which parts lose fat, and in what order they lose it. For us older dudes, pretty much everything else gets cuts in that line.

But, overall, the best thing to do is to ride your bike. Ride it for quick trips when you would normally drive. If you're doing weekend bike-path rides, ride to them. Grab your bike on a random Tuesday afternoon and go toodling around the neighborhood. Don't think about riding to lose fat, just ride to ride. No ride is too short. No ride is too long.

Riding bikes is fun. Even when it sucks.

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Bike fasted. Avoid carbs and seed oil. GL YMMV.
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181 minutes of continuous pedaling at no less than 53.1 miles per session. Alternate your weeks from 6 days to 4 days. Consume unadulterated water.
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Fork put downs and plate push aways are more effective than riding. Riding will certainly help though. Belly fat will be the last to go and the first to come back if you return to surplus calorie intake. Tracking everything you eat/drink is a good way to stay motivated. I use MyFitnessPal. 6'2" 147lbs.
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There are a zillion theories about body fat, particularly belly fat, and how to lose it.

One theory says elevated cortisol is linked to belly fat, and reducing stress helps reduce cortisol levels. Studies indicate cortisol is elevated in people with chronic pain, so getting stress and pain under control may help. That's really tough this year due to the pandemic and related economic pressures. (Avoid the news and social media, apparently major sources of stress for some folks judging from what I hear from friends who are obsessed with their daily doses of micro-outrage over dozens of offenses over anything and everything.)

What worked for me was cutting way back on carbs (especially beer) and sugar, eating more meat and eggs for protein (I get gas from legume proteins, even with digestive enzymes), but I don't go full keto. I've been able to add more dairy by betting lactose free milk, etc.

I do fasting rides once in awhile, 60-90 minutes, very easy pace, with only water or electrolytes minus sugars/carbs. If you're not sure about blood sugar bonks, try this indoors on a trainer. Or walking for 60-90 minutes, fasting, with only water. Be sure to keep emergency carbs/sugar handy for serious bonks -- gels, energy bars, etc. I lost 10 lbs of body fat doing that in 2018 and have kept it off. (I had an incentive -- due to thyroid cancer obstructing my trachea and esophagus it was difficult to swallow solid food, so I was on a mostly liquid diet for months before surgery to remove the swollen thyroid lobe.)

Frankly, fasting exercise ain't easy. I feel hungry all the time when I'm doing it, but that doesn't mean I'm bonking. I just have to keep my pace very easy, drink plenty, and ignore the hunger pangs. Sure, I'm metabolizing fat. But I'm freaking hungry the whole time. It's a lousy plan for dieting and I'm not surprised it hardly ever works for most people. I'd do it only in preparation for competition.
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Originally Posted by ggbo951a View Post
i got some tummy trying to get rid off, aside from diet, what is the daily recommended ride length or period approx to start burning belly fat?
At least 30 minutes a day of hard pedaling (I'm speaking of going up the hills). If you can't find a hill, wear a loose hoodie jacket, a big non-cycling helmet and try to go as fast as you can.

The hoodie jacket and big helmet is for adding aerodynamic drag so you'll be fighting more resistance at a slower and **safer** speed.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I ride 150 miles a week and still weigh the same as I did 6 months ago.

Diet is the only way.
I'm not sure if diet is the only way.

I eat like a sailor with plenty of carbs (rice and potatoes, etc) and I managed to get down to a BMI of 19 (bottom end of normal BMI, only 1 pt above underweight). 126 lbs with 5'8" height with hourglass waist.

I simply do 7 hrs (95 miles) of **hard pedaling** per week. Lots of hills and sprinting because my route is entirely within a crowded city. Recently, I raised training time to 21 hrs per week supplanted with indoor training.
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Eating less will make you lose weight. Diet, as in a lifestyle, not as in a list of trendy things to eat.

Exercise will make you look better by bulking specific muscles regardless of body fat; but most creatures look good sleek.
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Ultimately, people are so different that this is one of those "what's the right shoe size" questions.
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