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07-04-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By sprince

+1 Shame they cancelled the rest of the tour.

+1

Shame they cancelled the rest of the tour.
08-19-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,573
Posted By sprince

One thing that can't be ignored about eliminating...

One thing that can't be ignored about eliminating simple sugars. It's healthier, regardless of any performance arguments. And healthier translates to less days with colds or other illnesses, less...
08-19-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By sprince

I had that problem, which really isn't a problem...

I had that problem, which really isn't a problem so much as a preference that you might wish to control. I take my 29'r on about half my rides, max gearing is 32x12 and controls the speed for the...
08-19-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By sprince

It's not the same as the road anyway, and it's...

It's not the same as the road anyway, and it's boring. Do whatever cadence you would like to have all the time, and whatever else you can do to stay awake.
08-19-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By sprince

Yes, you're not going to change your weight in a...

Yes, you're not going to change your weight in a few days without totally killing your power output. No alcohol, plenty of complex carbs and one or two or three cups of coffee before the start.
08-14-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 44,484
Posted By sprince

As many as you have time for while still enjoying...

As many as you have time for while still enjoying it.
08-14-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By sprince

I think that is a failed attempt to explain how...

I think that is a failed attempt to explain how to breath with the diaphragm instead of the chest.
08-14-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By sprince

Have no idea. See post #2.

Have no idea. See post #2.
08-14-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By sprince

Think of it as an opportunity to rest, recover...

Think of it as an opportunity to rest, recover and work on other important things that will help you when you are back on the bike, like core strength and flexibility.
08-14-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By sprince

Heavy drinking certainly raises the risk of...

Heavy drinking certainly raises the risk of breast cancer. Type 2 diabetes maybe should not be on list at all since it is entirely a consequence of diet first and exercise secondly. But those five...
08-10-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By sprince

Ovaries aside, for that little bit of weight I'd...

Ovaries aside, for that little bit of weight I'd just fast for 3-4 days and get it over with quickly. That also solves your sacrificing performance problem for all but those few days. Or for the long...
08-10-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By sprince

The MET thing is just another calories in...

The MET thing is just another calories in calories out theory. It doesn't take into account what else you are and are not doing for most of the time, only measuring a single factor during a limited...
08-09-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprince

Yes, I see now. Ignore enough variables and...

Yes, I see now. Ignore enough variables and everything becomes simple.
08-08-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprince

The amount of energy used by a person on a given...

The amount of energy used by a person on a given climb is dependent on their efficiency on the bike, the weather, the weight of the bike, the clothing worn, and it goes on and on. Two people of...
08-07-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprince

The assumption that it is all about metabolic...

The assumption that it is all about metabolic efficiency is yet another generality that fails.
08-07-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By sprince

Being large framed gives you some advantage over...

Being large framed gives you some advantage over the smaller boned. With a small frame and just a little extra weight it is double the wear and tear. There are also runners who float off the balls of...
08-05-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By sprince

Yes and no. Keep doing the rides but alternate a...

Yes and no. Keep doing the rides but alternate a few days a week allowing more time to go at a comfortable pace. It takes some time to increase the fitness, why not make it more enjoyable.
08-05-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By sprince

Sounds like more of a housemate problem.

Sounds like more of a housemate problem.
08-05-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By sprince

Where does this idea come from that everyone...

Where does this idea come from that everyone requires the exact same amount of resting calories and burns the same amount during exercise? I've never had less than 4k calories a day, typically spend...
08-05-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By sprince

Yeah, running clearly ruined this guy's bike...

Yeah, running clearly ruined this guy's bike skills, see him slow massively on corners, he can hardly keep his wheels on the ground...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKN-a2IcgVE
08-04-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By sprince

The interrupted sleep doesn't do you much good....

The interrupted sleep doesn't do you much good. I'd just combine the 9pm with the 2am (at 9pm) and get some decent sleep.
08-04-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By sprince

So you have until Sep 10. Think of that time as a...

So you have until Sep 10. Think of that time as a series of blocks with adequate rest after each block of training. Subtract the 3 days prior, then divide by how many days you can do in a row before...
08-04-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprince

1) One gram per pound of lean body weight is more...

1) One gram per pound of lean body weight is more than is required for maintenance. Not everyone's testosterone plummets at age 30. And the way doctors prescribe the patches, pharmacies have to...
08-04-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By sprince

But you have already said that you do other...

But you have already said that you do other stuff. It's not so much about the running specifically, substitute any other exercise, like hiking. Cycling is particularly constrained and repetitive as...
08-04-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprince

Regardless of the cause, you are talking about...

Regardless of the cause, you are talking about just over 1% variation in weight, nothing to freak out about.
08-03-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,450
Posted By sprince

You might have gained some muscle, or could be...

You might have gained some muscle, or could be that your body is fighting the weight loss by slowing your metabolism. Really not enough info to tell. This is where you will be told by the...
08-03-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By sprince

Except the taking energy away from cycling...

Except the taking energy away from cycling argument only applies to those elite athletes who already train on the bike 6 hours a day, where 6.1 would be too much. OTOH if you only have 6 hours per...
08-03-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

If it's processed honey, the pollen is gone, it's...

If it's processed honey, the pollen is gone, it's just fructose. Unfiltered honey, with the comb, is loaded with vitamins.
08-02-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By sprince

Note day off is not the same as "run".

Note day off is not the same as "run".
08-02-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,081
Posted By sprince

Maybe that running requires more than cardio.

Maybe that running requires more than cardio.
08-02-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

Just out of curiosity, what can you get though...

Just out of curiosity, what can you get though that top in gallons per hour?
08-01-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

I simply found it amusing. Of course I know that...

I simply found it amusing. Of course I know that potassium chloride is not lethal in small doses, neither is the cyanide in your table salt or the tartrazine in your soft drink. But then its not...
08-01-16, 07:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

No, silly is paying 2 bucks for a packet of...

No, silly is paying 2 bucks for a packet of chemicals when a packet of sugar costs 2 cents.
08-01-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,138
Posted By sprince

Lol! Now that would be funny. Tucker on your...

Lol! Now that would be funny. Tucker on your group ride. The roadies would need counselling, some damaged for life.
08-01-16, 05:41 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

Yes, also used to stop the heart for surgery. But...

Yes, also used to stop the heart for surgery. But the irony being its not something found naturally in real food. Why not potassium citrate?
07-31-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By sprince

No one can answer why you lack motivation,...

No one can answer why you lack motivation, because it is different for everyone after an injury. But only you can do something about it. If you don't want it, its not going to happen. Take a few...
07-31-16, 05:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

Note the last ingredient, aka "third drug in the...

Note the last ingredient, aka "third drug in the 'three drug cocktail' for executions by lethal injection". Nice :)
07-29-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,046
Posted By sprince

I get that feedback taking my 29'r out on the...

I get that feedback taking my 29'r out on the pavement, although it's more of a ripping sound than hum. Kind of funny to see the reaction when I take it on club rides. It tells you a lot about your...
07-28-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,046
Posted By sprince

If your cartilage is toast you shouldn't be doing...

If your cartilage is toast you shouldn't be doing squats, that seems obvious. Cartilage doesn't grow back, once you have bone on bone you're pretty much screwed. If your knee problem is instability,...
07-26-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

Sorry, that's a perfectly valid reason. I've...

Sorry, that's a perfectly valid reason. I've heard of stranger hobbies. But in the context of weight loss, isn't that like emptying a lake with a teaspoon? I mean people don't generally go on a diet...
07-26-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

Nothing odd about it. I have better things to do...

Nothing odd about it. I have better things to do with my time than weigh food. Now if I was getting paid (a whole lot more than I make now) for athletic performance, then sure it would make perfect...
07-26-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By sprince

If your goal is loosing weight, then the bonk is...

If your goal is loosing weight, then the bonk is the cost of doing business, suffer through it knowing that you are reaching your goal. If you are more concerned about the cycling performance, eat...
07-26-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,046
Posted By sprince

Old wives tail. Truth is that half squats are bad...

Old wives tail. Truth is that half squats are bad for your knees. It is 90 degrees that produces the highest loads on the knees, then add changing directions at that angle and you have doubled or...
07-26-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

Lol. Absolutely insane. I'd just assume give up...

Lol. Absolutely insane. I'd just assume give up eating and mainline some kind of nutritional replacement.
07-26-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,957
Posted By sprince

A large part of hummingbird's diet is bugs, they...

A large part of hummingbird's diet is bugs, they couldn't survive on sugar alone and in fact are very good at hunting insects. Humans don't have quite the metabolic rate of a hummingbird, and thus...
07-26-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

Fortunately, I'll never have to worry about it....

Fortunately, I'll never have to worry about it. But on the outside looking in, driving to McDonald's three times a day, counting calories in every meal, sleep deprivation, being a slave to burning x...
07-25-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

No, but it if the addiction is [junk] food, it is...

No, but it if the addiction is [junk] food, it is likely the primary reason you gained weight. Being sedentary doesn't help. But without junk food it becomes much harder to overeat, and doesn't...
07-24-16, 09:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

Back to the original post. Did the chalk make her...

Back to the original post. Did the chalk make her fat?
07-24-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

I'm not. But the addiction must be in some way...

I'm not. But the addiction must be in some way detrimental in order to be a problem. So explain to me how being addicted to breathing harms your health, much less makes you fat. Drinking enough water...
07-24-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,978
Posted By sprince

And investing all the money you save on food?...

And investing all the money you save on food? That would actually be kind of cool to eat on 25 bucks a week.
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