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12-09-04, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,840
Posted By Vitamin X

What you do is dedicate your life to the bike,...

What you do is dedicate your life to the bike, the gym (strength), you live on a clean diet, you have good supplement knowledge, your getting good recovery and you get your 8+ hours of sleep per...
10-21-04, 07:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

Didn't he once say it was possible for anyone to...

Didn't he once say it was possible for anyone to go out and produce the same power output as Armstrong. I think I remember telling him to come back into the real world. You maybe like, yeah that is...
10-20-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

Errrmmmm, Errrrmmm, Well yes I am actually, lol. ...

Errrmmmm, Errrrmmm, Well yes I am actually, lol.

A gym program?... Never... 1 hour a day, 4x week, Farrrrrrr to time consuming.... ;)
10-20-04, 08:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

Who says weight training/ or lifting heavy...

Who says weight training/ or lifting heavy weights results in extra muscle mass?.... Not always the case.
10-20-04, 08:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

Training on the bike will suffice so they say.<<<...

Training on the bike will suffice so they say.<<< Yeah that is hard part, easier said then done. Much easier. Are you willing to train harder than Armstrong?... And have the god given genetics?...
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10-19-04, 08:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

I'm not talking about bodybuilding, I'm referring...

I'm not talking about bodybuilding, I'm referring to the Jan Ulrich picture above.



Couldn't agree more...



Couldn't agree more, but I have found that an increase in pure strength...
10-18-04, 01:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

Yeah, And cyclists have relatively small muscles...

Yeah, And cyclists have relatively small muscles on their legs compared to other athletes too...




Exactly. The weight of the bike has/ and never will have nothing to do with building muscle...
10-18-04, 08:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/jun04/tourd...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/jun04/tourdesuisse04/stage9/image20.jpg

Depends on what you regard as muscle mass. You see that picture of Ulrich. You aren't going to get legs/hamstring...
10-17-04, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,091
Posted By Vitamin X

I'm 6'0, 149lbs... I can currently squat...

I'm 6'0, 149lbs...

I can currently squat 2.3x my own bodyweight (1RM), deadlift 2.8x my own bodyweight (1RM) and as mentioned in an earlier thread I am currently doing One-Legged squats...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

Bull$hit...

Bull$hit...
10-15-04, 12:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,476
Posted By Vitamin X

You can't build muscle on the bike, the...

You can't build muscle on the bike, the resistance is far too light. There isn't a gear that will build muscle.



Lower back strength is stimualted by doing "lower body/leg strength" type...
10-15-04, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Vitamin X

You need to strengthen your entire abdominal...

You need to strengthen your entire abdominal wall, obliques & lower back. Also purchase a Alexander Technique book.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-04, 12:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

Where would you be without a Yahoo search engine...

Where would you be without a Yahoo search engine and the copy/paste function...

I'll pass on the pies...
10-15-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,122
Posted By Vitamin X

Exercise does kill... The production of free...

Exercise does kill... The production of free radicals in your body is almost at his highest during intense exercise, add to this the pollution pouring out of exhaust pipes which further enhances free...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-04, 09:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

What do you mean by bouncing???... As in the...

What do you mean by bouncing???... As in the cycling term "Rockin' N Rollin"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 12:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

lol... Yeah!!! get a longer crank and you'll soon...

lol... Yeah!!! get a longer crank and you'll soon be climbing like Armstrong.

Seriously, the best improvement you could make to your climbing is to lose some of that 250lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 09:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

You wanting to be a sprinter 53-11???...

You wanting to be a sprinter 53-11???...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 08:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

BUMP... I am all for getting stronger on the...

BUMP...

I am all for getting stronger on the bike (Max Strength) but squatting, deadlifting 3x your bodyweight ain't gonna do much if you don't have the appropriate strength endurance to keep...
10-13-04, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Vitamin X

Don't wanna lift weights, don't wanna be great. ...

Don't wanna lift weights, don't wanna be great.

You do alot ab & back strengthing???... By what means do you do this?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-04, 11:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

If they don't know about them lifts... Look at...

If they don't know about them lifts... Look at these links....

http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html
http://www.bsu.edu/webapps/strengthlab/exercise.asp
http://www.midwestbarbell.com/videos.htm
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-04, 09:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

Alot of talk about Bench Press???... Don't really...

Alot of talk about Bench Press???... Don't really understand. Deadlifts, Squats, Good-Mornings, Reverse Hypers, Hyperextension etc etc along with plenty of Abdominal/Lower Back core work should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-04, 08:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

Do I detect a little carcasm, lol, can never...

Do I detect a little carcasm, lol, can never tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-04, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,701
Posted By Vitamin X

Need to be Inspired through (Pictures)...

Hi, Could all of you post your favourite images, preferably images of the muscle defination in the legs of top riders to inspire me to get out on the bike and into the gym on these cold winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-04, 08:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,575
Posted By Vitamin X

I have personally seen Lance Armstrong upclose...

I have personally seen Lance Armstrong upclose squat almost 3x his own bodyweight for (1RM) which gets nothing but respect from me. You can put it like this, if you ain't able to squat that amount of...
08-21-04, 02:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

I think this thread has been finally wrapped up....

I think this thread has been finally wrapped up. Whether someone takes part in weight training or not doesn't matter. Its all about enjoyment, the taking part & getting yourself in shape & feeling...
08-20-04, 04:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

85th Giro d'Italia May 11-June 2, 2002???.... May...

85th Giro d'Italia May 11-June 2, 2002???.... May 11-June 2, 2002????...

Old news, Old times... Times have moved on, I guess you guys should too... Nuff said.

Muscle bound guys???. No,...
08-20-04, 12:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

A STRONGER RIDER WILL ALWAYS BEAT A WEAKER RIDER ...

A STRONGER RIDER WILL ALWAYS BEAT A WEAKER RIDER over any 3 week ENDURANCE event. You just keep putting endless miles into your legs, cos you ain't getting any stronger... Keep doing hill repeats...
08-20-04, 11:43 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

Merton your pretty spot on. Guys like Damiano...

Merton your pretty spot on. Guys like Damiano Cunego (2004 Giro Italia Winner), Davide Rebellin (2004 World Cup Winner), Lance Armstrong (2004 Tour De France Winner) ALL LIFT. I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT....
08-19-04, 02:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

This will probably be my last post on this...

This will probably be my last post on this subject, far too time consuming. If people who view these forums sway one way or another to what advice/path they want to take, good luck to them, I hope...
08-19-04, 12:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

Ric, I will reply to your latest post some other...

Ric, I will reply to your latest post some other time.

Again following on from my last post about Davide Rebellin and how his weight training affected the outcome of his races.

Did you watch...
08-19-04, 10:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

Also, Just to further my argument for the use of...

Also, Just to further my argument for the use of weights in cycling.

You wouldn't have happened to see the two back-to-back world cup races where there was two consecutive showdowns at the end of...
08-19-04, 08:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,313
Posted By Vitamin X

No it won't be at the expense of your aerobic...

No it won't be at the expense of your aerobic system. It supplements it. Fact.





I have actually seen Lance Armstrong w/ my own eyes lift weights, I guess you could call him a pretty good...
08-16-04, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Vitamin X

syNapse, I know everything there is to know about...

syNapse, I know everything there is to know about training with weights and what exercises cyclists should be performing in the gym, but its a long discription to which I don't have time for.
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08-16-04, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Vitamin X

Its still overrated, Lance will take better...

Its still overrated, Lance will take better supplements than caffiene to replenish his ATP over & over when hes riding.
08-15-04, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Vitamin X

Your right, Climbing & Cycling in general is...

Your right, Climbing & Cycling in general is pretty all about having a good power-bodyweight ratio. The lighter you are the better you are going to be on the hills, everything else being equal.
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08-15-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Vitamin X

Jesus, get over your Pepsi craving or forget...

Jesus, get over your Pepsi craving or forget cycling. Caffeine is overrated. Its short term crap, Long term energy is what your after.
08-15-04, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Vitamin X

Nuts & Seeds... ::Dosages::

I read a while ago about the health benefits of incoperating nuts & seeds into ones diet. I am currently eating with my Muesli, Sunflower Seeds (Highest Vitamin E nutrient food there is, Skin...
05-19-04, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Vitamin X

We all suffer from a lack of energy from time to...

We all suffer from a lack of energy from time to time even world class athletes who follow perfect programs. If you have plenty of energy on the bike you are probably nutritionally sound pre workout...
05-19-04, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Vitamin X

Its all about periodization, months/years of...

Its all about periodization, months/years of conditioning your CNS, knowing your limits in the gym & out on the bike and knowing when to stop. I condition my posterior chain 3x per week, Core/Lower...
05-19-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Vitamin X

It is said you should take at least 48 hours...

It is said you should take at least 48 hours recovery between weight sessions, I take 72 hours (3 days) and feel stronger from it. Almost all of my weight sessions revolve around strengthing the...
05-19-04, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Vitamin X

Yeah, your CNS (Central Nervous System) took a...

Yeah, your CNS (Central Nervous System) took a whacking... Keep riding, it will come round...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Vitamin X

Hand pain. The pain should be flowing up through...

Hand pain. The pain should be flowing up through the legs and into the lungs. Start hitting the hills that will put a bit of sting into your legs, the last thing your going to be thinking about is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-04, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Vitamin X

Who hasn't read up on there Alexander...

Who hasn't read up on there Alexander Technique???. Relax the NECK and everything will follow... :rolleyes:
01-06-04, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Vitamin X

The shin muscles are the opposing muscle to the...

The shin muscles are the opposing muscle to the calves. Very hard to train. There are very little people that train there shins although as a cyclist your training them unawaringly. If your putting...
01-05-04, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By Vitamin X

So basically your wanting strength without size....

So basically your wanting strength without size. If there is a physique that opitimised strength without size, it was Bruce Lee. Circuit training, cardio, diet, genetics & metabolism all played a...
01-05-04, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Vitamin X

Your only as strong as your weakest muscle. ...

Your only as strong as your weakest muscle.

In an ideal world, your looking to get a 50-50 balance between opposing muscles.
01-05-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Vitamin X

I think it was Jacky Durand, but don't hold me to...

I think it was Jacky Durand, but don't hold me to that...
01-04-04, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By Vitamin X

Ohh, very true, especially when where talking...

Ohh, very true, especially when where talking about athletes, I know that more than anyone. Your only as strong as your weakest muscle. I was generally talking about the average woman. All she needs...
01-04-04, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By Vitamin X

I understand more than anyone that you don't have...

I understand more than anyone that you don't have to have a lot of muscle to be healthy. In fact, if you compare Bruce Lee to a Bodybuilder, then he didn't have much muscle mass at all. Pound 4...
01-04-04, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By Vitamin X

It isn't really, but then again, weights don't...

It isn't really, but then again, weights don't really make one healthy. The biggest myth in sport is bodybuilders believing there in good shape.


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