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08-25-17, 03:34 PM
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Posted By chinarider

Yes. His emphasis on doing basic lifts correctly...

Yes. His emphasis on doing basic lifts correctly with steady progression make a lot more sense than routines with endless reps on small muscles (at least for 98% of people who lift).

When I've...
08-25-17, 03:13 PM
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Posted By chinarider

Again, speculation.

Again, speculation.
08-25-17, 11:48 AM
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Views: 6,703
Posted By chinarider

Yeah. He is kind of a "one size fits all" guy. ...

Yeah. He is kind of a "one size fits all" guy. But there is no need to go beyond that. I think his instruction for form on basic exercises that many do wrong is very valuable.
08-25-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,703
Posted By chinarider

Everything you want to know about squatting:...

Everything you want to know about squatting: https://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-Basic-Barbell-Training/dp/0982522738/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503676724&sr=1-1&keywords=starting+strength
08-25-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By chinarider

+1 for the SA. I've had mine for about 8 years. ...

+1 for the SA. I've had mine for about 8 years. One modification I made was to drill some holes and lace it up like a Brooks Imperial. If it's sagging a bit, you can tighten the laces instead of...
08-24-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,796
Posted By chinarider

Yeah, I think people often make the mistake of...

Yeah, I think people often make the mistake of equating a high MHR with fitness. I don't think there is much correlation. In fact, the fitter you are, the harder it is it hit the high heart rates. ...
08-09-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,796
Posted By chinarider

About to turn 65 here. I'd guesstimate that...

About to turn 65 here. I'd guesstimate that right now my max is in the 180s. The highest I've seen this year is 165. I was pushing, but not seeing stars or anything. There was certainly room...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,941
Posted By chinarider

+1 for the Camelbak Classic. Caveat: I don't...

+1 for the Camelbak Classic. Caveat: I don't have experience with the other. Mine is an older model and is 3L. Looks like this is 2.5. The Lobo is 3, but looks bulkier. Can probably hold more...
08-29-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By chinarider

If you have the time, you could try adding some...

If you have the time, you could try adding some mileage to the mid week interval workout. For example, doing a 10-15 mile moderate intensity warm up, then the intervals followed by 5 miles easy as...
08-26-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By chinarider

Without knowing goals, it's hard to give specific...

Without knowing goals, it's hard to give specific advice. However, as you say, you aren't riding that much. I'd suggest extending the Saturday ride to around 30 miles at moderate effort. This will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,450
Posted By chinarider

While I was never anywhere near the caliber of...

While I was never anywhere near the caliber of runner that you were, many moons ago when in my 30s, I was decent age group road runner, ie mid 30s 10k, ~3:00:00 marathon, sub 1 hour 10 mile (probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,941
Posted By chinarider

In my experience liquids say colder much longer...

In my experience liquids say colder much longer in a Camelbak pack than in any bottle, even a Camelbak Podium Ice. And again, in many places there is no reliable place to fill up or purchase water.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,941
Posted By chinarider

We all have to make our choices. To me, the...

We all have to make our choices. To me, the convenience of having a ready, sure supply of cold liquid on a long ride outweighs any slight discomfort of using a camelbak. I'd rather wear it than...
08-15-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By chinarider

I think studies like this are based on an "all...

I think studies like this are based on an "all other things being equal" assumption. That's why they use control groups. It is testing for the effect of exercise, not the other factors you refer to. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,941
Posted By chinarider

I considered that, but they don't work if you...

I considered that, but they don't work if you have an underseat pack that sticks out at all and don't solve problem of water heating up during a long ride. Even insulated bottles don't work as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,941
Posted By chinarider

I have one of these with a 100 oz bladder. It's...

I have one of these with a 100 oz bladder. It's great, but I don't think they make that size anymore. I only use it if I'm going more than 30-40 miles, But where I ride there is generally no place...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,450
Posted By chinarider

I don't think anyone is saying this is "wrong,"...

I don't think anyone is saying this is "wrong," only that there are trade-offs involved in however one chooses to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,450
Posted By chinarider

Develop a good base before doing harder training....

Develop a good base before doing harder training. Big revelation!



Not true. Many have mentioned the value and necessity of recovery rides. One of the values of structured training plans is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,450
Posted By chinarider

I think this article is the opposite of what...

I think this article is the opposite of what you've been saying. Your thesis has been that structured training plans are pseudo science and that you do just as well riding how you feel. The author...
08-11-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By chinarider

My mistake. From the link above: "Definition of...

My mistake. From the link above: "Definition of Terms used in the Compendium
MET (Metabolic Equivalent): The ratio of the work metabolic rate to the resting metabolic rate. One MET is defined...
08-10-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By chinarider

I don't think there is any direct correlation...

I don't think there is any direct correlation between KJ and METs. I think METs is just an arbirary scale developed to try to quantify the amount of exercise one is getting. By its very nature,...
08-10-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By chinarider

Doesn't really have consistency. For example,...

Doesn't really have consistency. For example, says biking 10-16 mph is 6.8 -10 METS (I assume this is per minute; it doesn't really say), but running 5-8 mph is 8.3-11.8 METS. I would think the...
08-10-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By chinarider

They say the necessary level to get these...

They say the necessary level to get these benefits is 3,000 to 4,000 METS per week. They say 10 minutes of running = 80 mets, so (if that's accurate) you'd have to run 8.3 hours a week to get to...
08-09-16, 10:13 PM
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Views: 8,569
Posted By chinarider

Which ones?

Which ones?
08-09-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By chinarider

How much is enough?

This is actually quite a bit:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/much-exercise-lower-chronic-disease-risk-230214585.html?ref=gs
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,450
Posted By chinarider

I think this sums it up pretty well. For a while...

I think this sums it up pretty well. For a while one can progress on almost any kind of haphazard program. And truth be told, that is good enough for most recreational riders, even those doing...
07-27-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,049
Posted By chinarider

This:...

This: https://www.amazon.com/Starting-Strength-Basic-Barbell-Training/dp/0982522738/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1469665427&sr=1-1&keywords=starting+strength
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,207
Posted By chinarider

Or simply practice during normal rides in non...

Or simply practice during normal rides in non emergency situations.
07-25-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,587
Posted By chinarider

Well, while there is overlap in the gearing...

Well, while there is overlap in the gearing combinations, the easiest ones will be using the small ring in front and the hardest ones will be with the big ring.
07-25-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,587
Posted By chinarider

I have a triple in front (30/42/52) with 12-26 in...

I have a triple in front (30/42/52) with 12-26 in back. I'm usually in the middle ring, and generally only use the 52 while descending. A lot of rolling terrain here, but no real long climbs; about...
07-24-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,278
Posted By chinarider

It is interesting. Hard for a layman to know...

It is interesting. Hard for a layman to know whether these guys are onto something or if they are credentialed cranks with an agenda. While I'm not naive about the effect of $$ in the medical...
07-24-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,587
Posted By chinarider

LOL. By that standard, 90% (or more) of the posts...

LOL. By that standard, 90% (or more) of the posts in Bike forums can be disregarded.
07-24-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,278
Posted By chinarider

Does your opinion extend to those who would be...

Does your opinion extend to those who would be considered high risk patients? Any studies quantifying the extent of what you call "statin poisoning"? What studies do you refer to?



Kind of a...
07-23-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,587
Posted By chinarider

Don't want to be sexist, but could be that...

Don't want to be sexist, but could be that they're afraid of shifting and/or unsure of their shifting abilities. May have had a bad experience with the chain coming off shifting mid climb. Thinking...
07-22-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By chinarider

I'd be careful about too much too soon. 140 miles...

I'd be careful about too much too soon. 140 miles in the first full week seems like a bit much to me when you haven't ridden in 4 years. It may not feel too hard, but I fear you may be asking for...
07-20-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,049
Posted By chinarider

I think squats have benefit, but in the off...

I think squats have benefit, but in the off season. I'd concentrate on riding, including intervals, tempo rides, hill workouts,etc. Trying to mix squats in with this will detract from cycling...
07-19-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By chinarider

Yeah, some of the statements (including the title...

Yeah, some of the statements (including the title if it was indeed chosen by the authors) are kind of sensationalized compared to the real conclusions.
07-19-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By chinarider

That's not what this article says at all. It is...

That's not what this article says at all. It is saying that exercise alone won't do; that it has to be combined with attention to intake.



I don't think the authors would disagree. The...
07-18-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By chinarider

If you read the article, what they're saying is...

If you read the article, what they're saying is that the calories in/ calories out model is overly simplistic and doesn't hold up in the real world. I think exercise is important, but it's not with...
07-18-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By chinarider

exercise for weight loss?

weight loss?
Good article. What do you think? I'm 64 and have gone through periods in my life when I've been in very good shape and exercised a lot and other periods when I've exercised little if at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,196
Posted By chinarider

That's what I run @ 140 lbs. Suppose I could go...

That's what I run @ 140 lbs. Suppose I could go down some, but I never flat and want to keep it that way. Roads are somewhat rough too.
07-16-16, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,278
Posted By chinarider

Some of you may remember me, from about 4-6 years...

Some of you may remember me, from about 4-6 years ago when I posted pretty frequently. I was also in good shape back then-- routinely riding 30-60 miles, sometimes more. Fast forward a few years of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By chinarider

Others have said this, but to reiterate, your...

Others have said this, but to reiterate, your repeats should either get faster or at least stay at same speed. If you can't do this, it means you're starting too hard. You don't really say, but...
05-08-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By chinarider

Wonder how many at bats he's had in his career. ...

Wonder how many at bats he's had in his career. Bound to make contact one of these days.
05-08-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,153
Posted By chinarider

What app do you use?

What app do you use?
05-08-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,153
Posted By chinarider

Depending on your needs, you might consider a...

Depending on your needs, you might consider a Vivoactive. I had an Edge 305 for years, which I liked very much until it started turning off at every bump. For cycling it (and I assume newer Edge...
05-08-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,094
Posted By chinarider

I had seen that. Doesn't correspond to my...

I had seen that. Doesn't correspond to my experience. I'm 63 so I have a lot of experience either exercising a lot and eating fairly clean and not exercising and eating not so clean and drinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,526
Posted By chinarider

Try Amazon. I think around $20.00

Try Amazon. I think around $20.00
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,526
Posted By chinarider

+1

+1
08-23-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,250
Posted By chinarider

Not trying to high jack the thread, but I hope...

Not trying to high jack the thread, but I hope you're not using 220-age to determine your optimum zone.
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