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Old 04-14-16, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by silversx80 View Post
I think it has more to do with the fact that most people here will post up what they personally do, and body/performance metrics are a pretty clear indication of their success. Those coaches give advice they've developed for athletes, but themselves do not follow.

For the record: I'm roughly 5'11", about 165lbs and my fancy scale tells me I'm 12% bf, and 45% lean mass (which is worth less than the words of a politician).
You are right. I re-looked at the thread title "do you eat", not "should eat". So it would be an assumption that those posting are eating what they think they should for maximum performance. Or maybe it was just questioning what the average BF poster eats. The norm I've noticed for competitive cyclist is older guys with higher bf% than yours instructing those with lower bf% than yours - how to eat. Eating seems to be the most single important and difficult thing to get correct in competitive cycling.
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
You are right. I re-looked at the thread title "do you eat", not "should eat". So it would be an assumption that those posting are eating what they think they should for maximum performance. Or maybe it was just questioning what the average BF poster eats. The norm I've noticed for competitive cyclist is older guys with higher bf% than yours instructing those with lower bf% than yours - how to eat. Eating seems to be the most single important and difficult thing to get correct in competitive cycling.
Older dudes with higher body fat instructing younger people with lower body fat how to eat.. wait, naturally when you're older you're going to have higher body fat and or not necessarily be as active and or have a slightly slower metabolism?

I get what you're saying, but an old fat cyclist at current doesn't confirm that he never a young slim one?
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To the OP question/statement the issue was about being tired all day and a sugar crash at time of day.
While things that can make you tired can also make you fat, I don't see body composition being needed to respond to the OP. I know thin, lean tired people too (many teen boys...). There are factors besides food. Like sleep, over training, too many stimulants ...

Maybe only those who are not tired should respond.
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So is it about looks or cycling ?

If you had 0.00% bf you would die.

As a Trainer & body Builder 25 years ago i can tell you i had very unhealthy concepts about food.
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
To the OP question/statement the issue was about being tired all day and a sugar crash at time of day.
While things that can make you tired can also make you fat, I don't see body composition being needed to respond to the OP. I know thin, lean tired people too (many teen boys...). There are factors besides food. Like sleep, over training, too many stimulants ...

Maybe only those who are not tired should respond.
Hahaha, ok, can we have a quantitative study to measure for level of tiredness? Like can I post if I'm tired on the particular day but not most days.. or because I drank a lot of coffee (too many stimulants) the day before.. or I get tired in the afternoon but then get a second wind at night?
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Originally Posted by topslop1 View Post
Hahaha, ok, can we have a quantitative study to measure for level of tiredness? Like can I post if I'm tired on the particular day but not most days.. or because I drank a lot of coffee (too many stimulants) the day before.. or I get tired in the afternoon but then get a second wind at night?
I try not to post after much wine, but that is actually the hardest time not to post. Fortunately, that makes me tired.
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Thanks for the replies! Having a newborn makes it tough to get in here.

Well I guess I should qualify "just started" as six months of riding 30mi a day usually four days a week. I just started the last couple weeks to push it a little since I have to get to work earlier - and I'm just fatigued all the time.

These food ideas are great. I usually have an english muff and two eggs for breakfast - Quest Protein Bar once a I get to work - good lunch - then a Performance PowerBar about a half hour before I head out after work.

I googled cycling fatigue and it looks like what might be happening is overtraining? Could that happen at my mileage?

My legs these days are always pretty sore. After a morning ride my legs still ache going up stairs at 3.30/4 ... and my mood has definitely been off. My times on Strava have fallen pretty good - some times I feel like - I used to be able to go a little faster - now I feel like I'm constantly trying to get myself to move and not really enjoying the ride. Once I get home in the evening I have to slam some coffee and not sit down for a while - cause I know if I do it'll be hard to get back up... maybe I should take a week or so off?

Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by illusiumd View Post
Thanks for the replies! Having a newborn makes it tough to get in here.

Well I guess I should qualify "just started" as six months of riding 30mi a day usually four days a week. I just started the last couple weeks to push it a little since I have to get to work earlier - and I'm just fatigued all the time.

These food ideas are great. I usually have an english muff and two eggs for breakfast - Quest Protein Bar once a I get to work - good lunch - then a Performance PowerBar about a half hour before I head out after work.

I googled cycling fatigue and it looks like what might be happening is overtraining? Could that happen at my mileage?

My legs these days are always pretty sore. After a morning ride my legs still ache going up stairs at 3.30/4 ... and my mood has definitely been off. My times on Strava have fallen pretty good - some times I feel like - I used to be able to go a little faster - now I feel like I'm constantly trying to get myself to move and not really enjoying the ride. Once I get home in the evening I have to slam some coffee and not sit down for a while - cause I know if I do it'll be hard to get back up... maybe I should take a week or so off?

Thoughts?
I have those days aswell .... I commute between 130-160 miles a week to several clients where I work

listen to your body .... if you don't feel like going fast, don't.... use it as a recovery ride, and enjoy he ride

and dont ride on a hungry stomach .... thats the worst.... eat what you feel like (what your body tells you to eat)
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