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16 Stone - Help!!!!!!

Old 03-13-01, 05:55 PM
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I used to race when I was in my teens and had a racing weight of 9.5stone and a resting pulse of 44 bpm. I'm now 24 and weigh 16 stone with a pulse of 76bpm, the big problem is that I got married(usual mistake for a cyclist to make). With my job I can only manage one hour perday cycling. Can anyone suggest any training plan that will improve my overall condition. My 9.5stone weight was maintained on a diet of 400+mile per week, now I'm lucky to do 50.

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hi man i'm a 18 years old man who live in hong kong
i started riding road bike for only a few month but my
reasting pluse drop from 78 to 57. and i only ride 3 days
a week and only 1 long ride during theweekend ..........so i think time is not really important.
try your best whenever you are on your bike.
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How many pounds are there in one stone? I've been curious since the first time I saw the World's Strongest Man competition on ESPN.

1 lb = .455 kg
1 stone = __ pounds?
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1 stone = 14 pounds (6.35 kg).
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I have to agree with the man from HKBiker, at this point just get out and ride, and watch the diet. Try to eat good healthy foods with a low percentage of fat. In one hour a day you can get in some desent riding. You of course should rest in between days. When you ride plan ahead, plan one day for intervals, one day for spinning, and so on. You may find that as you ride more you will find more time to ride.

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As far as diet goes, you probably don't need to make any really radical changes to it. Perhaps just snack on fruit and stuff rather than fatty foods. That will probably make a difference.

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Amigo, You don't need any help, advice, drop the wife, just kidding, amigo:angel:
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When you get your base conditioning up to snuff, try to get in some longer mileage on week-ends, building up to century (100 mile) rides (preferably supported with food and repair vehicles patrolling the course).

The benefit of distance riding is that you use up all your stored glycogen, etc., and your body is forced to burn fat for fuel (and it will do this to some extent even if you eat adequately on the long rides, so eat and enjoy the rides!). Your body will become "educated", so to speak, and get more efficient, and less stingy about burning fat.

disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the net
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Dude go to www.bicycling.com and check out Chris carmicheals training archive, it has programs for all levels of cycling fitness...print them out and build yourself a training manual ! . :thumbup:
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Do push aways- (push away from the table and eat less)

Ride as far as you can
As long as you can
As hard as you can
As fast as you can
As often as you can

Watch TV from a trainer, not the couch
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you can pretty fit in 1 hour a day 5 days a week. After you get some base, add steady states and intervals.
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Originally Posted by shimanopower
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That's some funny ***** right there, my man! I thought "Joe almost never responds to threads. That's cool." Then I looked and I'm all like "2001? WTF?!" Then I'm like "Who the f*** did that?" Then I went like "Oh, *****, shimanopower found the search function."

I guess I needed to find out that 1 stone = 14 lbs.
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Wo, Dude, Thought I was having a flashback for a minute there. Thanks for setting me straight..
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Here's a simple observation gained from attending class reunions.

The guys who were the most athletic in high school usually end up gaining the most weight in later years. The former football players are the most prone to this.

When you work out like a maniac for hours and hours a day, you have to eat a lot more than the average person to maintain your energy level, and of course, you also burn those calories up so you don't gain weight.

When you're no longer engaged in strenuous, daily exercise, you have to eat less to maintain the same weight. A lot less.

Calories count.
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Originally Posted by patrick07
That's some funny ***** right there, my man! I thought "Joe almost never responds to threads. That's cool." Then I looked and I'm all like "2001? WTF?!" Then I'm like "Who the f*** did that?" Then I went like "Oh, *****, shimanopower found the search function."

I guess I needed to find out that 1 stone = 14 lbs.
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Originally Posted by Ineedhelp
Here's a simple observation gained from attending class reunions.

The guys who were the most athletic in high school usually end up gaining the most weight in later years. The former football players are the most prone to this.

When you work out like a maniac for hours and hours a day, you have to eat a lot more than the average person to maintain your energy level, and of course, you also burn those calories up so you don't gain weight.

When you're no longer engaged in strenuous, daily exercise, you have to eat less to maintain the same weight. A lot less.

Calories count.
Actually this is just part of a cruel conspiracy. Ask around and you'll find that we all used "Weight Gain Formula". We drank those shakes every day so we could bulk up for football.

The thing nobody told us is that those damn things have a 15 year time release!!! All of a sudden at 30 or 31...BANG...all those shakes start to work and before you know it, you're 30 lbs overweight.

Guys...protect your sons.
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I liked to ride for 2 hours a day. Worked great in the summer. Get home form work, ride 2 hours.
As fall comes, it started getting darker, i started running out of time. Even besides the dark, it just got harder and harder to devote 2 hours a day to biking.

Now i commute by bike, takes me an hour each way. So i now get my 2 hours a day. Also, it used to take me 45 min each way by car. I was already spending 90 min a day sitting in a car, i just converted that to bike time and added 30 min
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why woudl you measure yourself in stones? It's almost as bad as using lbs

Just curious lol
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i wonder how many hands high i am...
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Originally Posted by 60cycle
i wonder how many hands high i am...
i'm high too
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