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03-04-16, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Snicklefritz

Thanks again everyone for the detailed responses....

Thanks again everyone for the detailed responses. I've started doing some one-leg drills on the stationary trainer at home and am slowly building up that sort of thing.

In the meantime, I spoke...
01-19-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,957
Posted By Snicklefritz

+100 I think you hit the nail on the head with...

+100 I think you hit the nail on the head with what you said below. I've tried three personal trainers over the past year or so and had the same experience each time. It's all about the intensity,...
01-19-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Snicklefritz

I had a conversation with Max Testa about that a...

I had a conversation with Max Testa about that a number of years ago when I was living in California and training with him. He said many times these sorts of issues run sub-clinically with no major...
01-18-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,957
Posted By Snicklefritz

I haven't read either book, but the discussion...

I haven't read either book, but the discussion thus far reminds me of the experience I had working with a personal trainer this summer. I got very fit, very quickly, but was burnt out by the end of...
01-17-16, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Snicklefritz

Recommendation for workouts on stationary trainer?

I've had a lot of success with some of the books and resources that other BikeForums members have suggested for training on one's own. The book on fitness for (horse) riders, recommended by...
01-11-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Snicklefritz

Interesting article. What types of routines are...

Interesting article. What types of routines are you using for your HIIT workouts?
01-11-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Snicklefritz

you need your own Sticky on this forum. lol.

you need your own Sticky on this forum. lol.
01-07-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Snicklefritz

Latino: I have a full time job, am basically...

Latino: I have a full time job, am basically going from 6am to 10pm almost every day during the week and I can find time to do HR monitoring. I don't mean to be rude, but if HR is that important to...
01-07-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Snicklefritz

Latino, I used to measuring rest HR by using my...

Latino, I used to measuring rest HR by using my wireless bike/HR monitor. I'd wear the chest strap at night, put the monitor on the table next to the bed and then the next morning I'd load the data...
01-06-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Snicklefritz

After a debacle trying to order one item from the...

After a debacle trying to order one item from the rewards website and having it cancelled - my points were returned and I now get to try again. Here are what the current options are for GPS watches...
12-17-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Snicklefritz

Great discussion everybody. I talked to the...

Great discussion everybody.

I talked to the personal trainer I had started with at the office gym (think big big big company, so they are careful who they hire)
and said hey I need to figure out...
12-15-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Snicklefritz

Re: muscle imbalances (@GeorgeB), about a year...

Re: muscle imbalances (@GeorgeB), about a year and a half ago I sprained my left ankle and did about 6 weeks of physical therapy to strengthen it. So I think what happened was I got even stronger on...
12-14-15, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,382
Posted By Snicklefritz

I trained for the Logan to Jackson Road Race...

I trained for the Logan to Jackson Road Race (LOTOJA) never having done more than 80 miles during training. Even though I had access to a lot of mountainous climbs at the time, living in Northern...
12-14-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Snicklefritz

Improving strength imbalances + Personal trainer question

I am left leg dominant and step much harder on that side with any sport that I do whether it is skiing, snowboarding, or horse riding. I would find it beneficial for the latter to address the...
12-01-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Snicklefritz

Thanks for the responses! The comparison chart...

Thanks for the responses! The comparison chart was super helpful as well.

I looked up the Fenix3 and I don't have quite enough points for that one. Maybe after another few years. The points...
12-01-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,343
Posted By Snicklefritz

Fitness watches

I have some "points" to spend for my service anniversary at work and was thinking of using them to get a sport watch. With the points I have, here are some of the watches I could get:


Fitbit...
08-26-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,766
Posted By Snicklefritz

My point wasn't about altitude sickness, but how...

My point wasn't about altitude sickness, but how much time people need to spend at altitude to get a benefit. When I was riding actively in california and doing endurance events, my coach would often...
08-25-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,766
Posted By Snicklefritz

Everything I've heard or read said that when...

Everything I've heard or read said that when doing an event at high altitude, either go up the day before (to avoid altitude sickness) or go three weeks before to adjust.
08-16-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

Ok, so I did the elliptical twice last week, on...

Ok, so I did the elliptical twice last week, on Tuesday and Friday:

both preceeded by about 20-30 min. of lifting and core exercises
Tuesday I did 15' warm up, 10x[1' on, 2' off], 10' cooldown...
08-11-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,766
Posted By Snicklefritz

Good thing I wasn't having a drink right about...

Good thing I wasn't having a drink right about now, otherwise you would have owed me a new keyboard. :roflmao2:
08-09-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By Snicklefritz

I agree with the comments about position on the...

I agree with the comments about position on the bike. Back when I was racing and also doing endurance events, I don't recall having to wipe sweat out of my eyes or face that much. Perhaps somewhat on...
08-09-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

Excellent. What you are suggesting sounds doable....

Excellent. What you are suggesting sounds doable. I'll give that a shot tomorrow and see what happens.
08-09-15, 10:14 AM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

I have tried Tabata intervals and like them a...

I have tried Tabata intervals and like them a lot. They work well for me because when one muscle group gets tired, we move to the next one, etc. That way I don't get too sore in any one area. Last...
08-09-15, 10:02 AM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

Thanks for the reply, sprince. When you talk...

Thanks for the reply, sprince. When you talk about max effort for intervals, do you mean doing them for 2-3' on and then 5' off, gradually working up to doing longer sessions (15-20' or longer)...
08-09-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

So I decided to do my own thing for the two...

So I decided to do my own thing for the two "homework" days doing something like this:

15 minutes warmup on the rower
6x[1' on, 2' off at about 80% effort]
10 minute cool

When I bring down...
08-03-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Snicklefritz

lol. yes you are right. I would be out on...

lol. yes you are right.

I would be out on my bike if there were roads in my area that were safe for riding. Unfortunately, it's not practical for HIIT training during the week. I'd be out in rush...
08-02-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

This is where I am beginner to differ with them...

This is where I am beginner to differ with them somewhat. They want me to go from 30' to 45' total minutes of speed work by increasing the "on" portion of the intervals and reducing the recovery...
07-30-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By Snicklefritz

Back when I was racing actively and doing long...

Back when I was racing actively and doing long distance events, I trained on a 3 week on, 1 week off program. The "off" week was mostly easy spinning for 1-2 hours/day, where I wasn't trying to get...
07-29-15, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Snicklefritz

Doing speedwork in the gym: balance cardio and musculo-skeletal stuff

My new exercise program has been proceeding nicely, particularly over the last two months with significant fitness gains and body measurements. (see the thread on post-workout soreness)

I've...
07-28-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Snicklefritz

There's this book called "Why French Women Don't...

There's this book called "Why French Women Don't get Fat"...

What I recall from my extended travel in France (back when I was dating a french guy), they ate well, but there were lots of small...
07-28-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By Snicklefritz

OP, I'm a lot younger than you are but I had a...

OP, I'm a lot younger than you are but I had a similar experience this past week.

It was very hot out so I attribute the extra fatigue to the heat and me just simply not staying hydrated.
...
07-26-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Snicklefritz

So I bit of an update here. I stuck with the...

So I bit of an update here. I stuck with the program with the personal trainer even though the first few were F'ing hard. In mid June I bumped up to 2x/week with the personal trainer and was also in...
Forum: Foo
05-21-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By Snicklefritz

The $60 price is great so I'm thinking of getting...

The $60 price is great so I'm thinking of getting one, but the REI ad said it did require a license?

Midland GXT1000VP4 2-Way Radios - 2 Pack - REI.com...
Forum: Foo
05-21-15, 07:00 PM
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Views: 1,934
Posted By Snicklefritz

that looks totally awesome! Thanks for the idea....

that looks totally awesome! Thanks for the idea. What about the FCC license? any idea how that part works?
Forum: Foo
05-21-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By Snicklefritz

Walkie-Talkie systems on the cheap

I ride and train (horses) as a very serious hobby. In lessons in a big arena it is hard to hear sometimes, so I'd like to purchase some sort of walkie-talkie system. My trainer has one, but it's...
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05-20-15, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Snicklefritz

Has never actually been on a bike

Has never actually been on a bike
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05-20-15, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Snicklefritz

Verizon error codes?

I'm trying to reach someone on their cellphone and am getting strange error messages. The phone will ring 4-5 times and then I get a message like this: "The Verizon Wireless customer you are trying...
04-30-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By Snicklefritz

Eat before you get hungry and drink before you...

Eat before you get hungry and drink before you get thirsty. Back when I was doing long rides of 100-200 miles, I would try to consume at least 200 calories per hour. That number will likely be...
04-29-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,889
Posted By Snicklefritz

Timothy hay? No freakin way! That's disgusting.

Timothy hay? No freakin way! That's disgusting.
04-29-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,889
Posted By Snicklefritz

That was a joke. lol.

That was a joke. lol.
04-27-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,929
Posted By Snicklefritz

Sometimes this can happen from eating foods that...

Sometimes this can happen from eating foods that aren't necessarily acidic, but just don't agree with your system for whatever reason. I started having problems with that and as soon as I quit eating...
04-27-15, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,929
Posted By Snicklefritz

Interesting about the hydration question. I...

Interesting about the hydration question. I recall reading somewhere that sometimes when people feel hungry they might actually be thirsty instead. So I agree with others who say that making sure you...
04-27-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Snicklefritz

Back when I was racing regularly and doing long...

Back when I was racing regularly and doing long distance events, I figured this out through trial and error in addition to data analysis from my power meter. There were times I thought I sucked, but...
04-27-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,889
Posted By Snicklefritz

+100 I am thinking of going on the...

+100

I am thinking of going on the "Cardiologist's Diet"...

...if it takes good you have to spit it out.
04-27-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By Snicklefritz

Lumo Lift: anyone use this for tracking calories burned, steps, etc?

It seems there are quite a few wireless fitness devices out there. I've started seeing a lot of advertisements for this thing called Lumo Lift. It supposedly tracks steps, calories burned, but...
04-23-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Snicklefritz

That's very cool that your wife rides dressage!!...

That's very cool that your wife rides dressage!! That's exactly what I'm doing! I didn't say dressage previously because most guys I know don't know about that from adam.
To answer your question, I...
04-22-15, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Snicklefritz

What was your pre and post workout routine? ...

What was your pre and post workout routine?

I'm wondering if there is something different I should be doing before or after my workouts to help speed up the recovery process. The Cardio aspect is...
04-21-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,589
Posted By Snicklefritz

I can still remember the first (and last) time I...

I can still remember the first (and last) time I bonked. It was not fun. I had to get off my bike and sit down on the ground. I was that bad. A friend of mine asked me what I ate for breakfast and I...
04-21-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Snicklefritz

Here is an update: saturday: workout with the...

Here is an update:
saturday: workout with the PT
sunday: stiff as a board, and sore. Massage and some stretching helps, but still sore.
monday: still stiff but not as bad as monday. Did some...
04-19-15, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By Snicklefritz

Thanks everyone for the responses thus far. ...

Thanks everyone for the responses thus far.
jsk: yeah, I totally think it's the lunges. Any motion up and down makes my thighs burn!
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