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05-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By OBoile

People often worry about stuff that, in the grand...

People often worry about stuff that, in the grand scheme of things, is insignificant.
The best time to train is when you have time available. The best activity is the one that fits your life and...
02-03-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

Thanks for the kind words.

Thanks for the kind words.
02-03-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

Your probably fine with what I recommended then....

Your probably fine with what I recommended then. But don't be afraid to change things up if there is a problem. You know yourself far better than any of us will.
My general advice would be to:
1....
02-02-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

If I were you, I'd swap lunges for the leg...

If I were you, I'd swap lunges for the leg extensions (but leg press is okay too), and swap back extensions for the leg curls (or do both) plus do some "core" work (abs, obliques etc.). Basically,...
02-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

Quoting myself here as I thought of a good...

Quoting myself here as I thought of a good analogy.
The weight listed on the machine is likely accurate. But, the effort it takes to move that weight depends entirely on the set-up of that machine....
02-02-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

This is a very good point. I've spent a lot of...

This is a very good point. I've spent a lot of time on strength message boards as well as cycling boards. I would not go to a strength board for advice on a bike fit, or sweet spot vs pyramid...
02-02-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

You'll note that 15-20 reps is only prescribed...

You'll note that 15-20 reps is only prescribed for a small subset of actual sessions. Most use a lower rep range. Also, there's no evidence that doing 30 reps is safer.
This is strength training....
02-01-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

First of all, I wouldn't get lifting advice from...

First of all, I wouldn't get lifting advice from Friel. Why listen to a cyclist when you can learn from actual strength athletes. Do you go to Rippetoe or Defranco for advice on your cycling...
01-31-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

What he said was generally true, but it likely is...

What he said was generally true, but it likely is a marginal gain at best for most people. Free weights would be my default suggestion, but if a person doesn't know what they are doing (and is...
01-31-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,101
Posted By OBoile

Is machine weight roughly equal to free weights?...

Is machine weight roughly equal to free weights? No. Based on pullies/lever length etc. machine weight can mean pretty much anything. One example: assuming leg raises mean leg extensions, it would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,404
Posted By OBoile

Don't worry, if/when a "real cyclist" makes a...

Don't worry, if/when a "real cyclist" makes a huge deal about one of those other metrics I'll mock them too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,404
Posted By OBoile

We should probably get those purists (and Garmin)...

We should probably get those purists (and Garmin) to exclude any "drafting time" as well. Wouldn't want to artificially bump up an average speed that a cyclist didn't truly earn themselves.
12-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,082
Posted By OBoile

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.
08-12-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 11,982
Posted By OBoile

The title of the video is misleading. The person...

The title of the video is misleading. The person in the video is arguing in support of calories in vs calories out. He's refuting someone who says hormones are what matter.
08-09-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,714
Posted By OBoile

I'm not American, and I think pretty much...

I'm not American, and I think pretty much everyone can be just as hypocritical about things like this.
08-05-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By OBoile

One nice thing with a direct drive trainer is...

One nice thing with a direct drive trainer is that you don't even need an old bike. Putting your current bike on the trainer is as quick as changing your rear wheel.
07-30-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By OBoile

I went from the InRide to a direct drive smart...

I went from the InRide to a direct drive smart trainer. I'm happy I did, and I'd probably say that's the best way to do it. Doing the intermediate step of having a smart trainer that is wheel on...
07-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,258
Posted By OBoile

Seems like the TT really favoured the guys who...

Seems like the TT really favoured the guys who lean towards being climbers over the pure TT crowd. Roglic and AVV with amazing rides.
07-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,336
Posted By OBoile

The point that the field is weak is a good one. 2...

The point that the field is weak is a good one. 2 of the top 3 rivals to Pogacar are not even the initial leaders on their team. The other, Uran, is good, but not a serious contender to win. No...
07-10-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By OBoile

Agreed. Merckx doesn't need to remind us about...

Agreed. Merckx doesn't need to remind us about how much better of an overall cyclist he was. We know. The classy thing would be to celebrate Cav's achievement along with everyone else.
07-07-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,351
Posted By OBoile

Nice to see team JV have something good happen...

Nice to see team JV have something good happen for them. They've had a rough tour.
06-30-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,351
Posted By OBoile

I must be weird, but I really like watching the...

I must be weird, but I really like watching the TTs.
06-28-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,351
Posted By OBoile

I don't see how someone can say this is, in any...

I don't see how someone can say this is, in any way, on Merlier.
06-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,786
Posted By OBoile

I've heard that some countries are apparently...

I've heard that some countries are apparently doing the same thing with weightlifting. They keep their top junior prospects out of competition so that they can juice freely. Much of the extra muscle...
06-23-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,786
Posted By OBoile

I disagree completely. She got caught cheating...

I disagree completely. She got caught cheating and is rightfully banned IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,078
Posted By OBoile

This was my thoughts exactly. 60 riders just...

This was my thoughts exactly. 60 riders just seems completely unreasonable to me. Way too big.
06-17-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,336
Posted By OBoile

And when they do, the conditions are often very...

And when they do, the conditions are often very different, as are the tactics employed on that particular day.

But, no one seriously thinks cycling is clean do they?
06-03-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,412
Posted By OBoile

Speed uphill is a function of your power to...

Speed uphill is a function of your power to weight ratio. You need to either increase your power over the time it takes to climb the hill or decrease your weight or both.
As burnthesheep says,...
05-28-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,807
Posted By OBoile

He has looked really good these last few days. It...

He has looked really good these last few days. It is too bad he blew up that one day, he may have been able to win it all otherwise.

The future of cycling sure is bright.
05-27-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,807
Posted By OBoile

Interesting... I hadn't noticed this. Good...

Interesting... I hadn't noticed this. Good observation.
Anyway, I'm excited for the final three days. Work productivity may be quite low in the mornings.
05-21-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,807
Posted By OBoile

The fact that Almeida was 5 minutes down may have...

The fact that Almeida was 5 minutes down may have had something to do with it.
Maybe.
05-17-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,807
Posted By OBoile

A lot of people say TTs are boring, but I...

A lot of people say TTs are boring, but I disagree. At the very least, this forces Bernal to try to attack and take more time rather than ride conservative. He does look really good. I'm excited to...
04-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,797
Posted By OBoile

Also great, and likely far more healthy than the...

Also great, and likely far more healthy than the extreme diet proposed in the OP.
04-14-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,797
Posted By OBoile

Don't get me wrong. 33 lbs in a year is great....

Don't get me wrong. 33 lbs in a year is great. But not if you're eating one meal every other day to do it. That's like going to "Biggest Loser" extremes but without the extreme weight loss.
04-14-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,797
Posted By OBoile

Losing weight is a great idea for many people....

Losing weight is a great idea for many people. So... good for you for that!
But, if you only lost 33 lbs in a year doing a diet as extreme as this, you're doing something wrong. One meal a day of...
04-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,300
Posted By OBoile

The only ones I see are yours.

The only ones I see are yours.
04-06-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,221
Posted By OBoile

Yep. In a car, drafting is called "following to...

Yep. In a car, drafting is called "following to closely" and is generally against the law... because it's dangerous. Hit the brakes hard and the person behind is almost certainly going to crash into...
04-05-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,221
Posted By OBoile

I said this in another thread, but it bears...

I said this in another thread, but it bears repeating: drafting someone is essentially an exercise of following too closely. It's potentially dangerous for both you and the person in front. You...
04-05-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,300
Posted By OBoile

I keep it in my jersey pocket. That seems to work...

I keep it in my jersey pocket. That seems to work just fine. I don't think you have to overthink this too much.
02-14-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,528
Posted By OBoile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfkBRZllk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfkBRZllk

Just released today. Apparently Alex Dowsett thinks there's value to strength training too (but he did stop during training camp).
02-10-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,528
Posted By OBoile

A higher maximum strength allows one to do...

A higher maximum strength allows one to do sub-maximal efforts more often. A person who squats 405 can do more reps with 300 than someone who squats 315. A person who's 5 second power is 2000 watts...
02-08-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,528
Posted By OBoile

I agree with this 100%. But, this isn't what...

I agree with this 100%.

But, this isn't what that cube guy was saying. He's talking about climbing a 20% gradient while seated and implying that the limiting factor was his maximum strength rather...
02-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,528
Posted By OBoile

Your core musculature wasn't taxed beyond it's...

Your core musculature wasn't taxed beyond it's ability previously. Cycling, while seated in particular, isn't exactly strenuous on ones core.
02-08-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,528
Posted By OBoile

My understanding is that most pros strength...

My understanding is that most pros strength train, and do so year round. There are certainly many prominent coaches who support the idea. But there are also those who don't.

While what Rubick says...
02-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,774
Posted By OBoile

Here's another good one:...

Here's another good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XweE8wFI0G0&fbclid=IwAR0gQoASWjeBS618QSJemrdqE45RkFJC6cme36NcBa1iBtATUn6tU9xW5M0
Jasper is a strong guy.

Here's Stephen Seiler talking...
02-05-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,774
Posted By OBoile

There's been a lot of silly stuff posted in this...

There's been a lot of silly stuff posted in this thread, but this is by far the worst.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,081
Posted By OBoile

It's amazing the lengths that some people will go...

It's amazing the lengths that some people will go to in order to justify their aversion to new technology.
10-21-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,564
Posted By OBoile

Remco has proven he can TT with the best. ...

Remco has proven he can TT with the best.
https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/world-championship-itt/2019/result/result
10-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,564
Posted By OBoile

How many races has Kuss won this year? Are you...

How many races has Kuss won this year? Are you seriously trying to say he's been better than Pogacar? Or Evenepoel or MVDP who both have multiple wins one of which was a monument? Kuss has been a...
08-12-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,564
Posted By OBoile

I hadn't really thought of this before, but...

I hadn't really thought of this before, but totally I experience this too. If I'm with other people, my power will generally stay high as I'm focused on keeping up. But, when I'm by myself, it's very...
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