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05-11-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
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...
05-05-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,084
Posted By OBoile

This. The "Tour of France" should include one of...

This. The "Tour of France" should include one of the iconic parts of French cycling.
03-31-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By OBoile

Yeah. There are several components to "health"...

Yeah. There are several components to "health" with strength and cardiovascular fitness being arguably the two most important ones. You really should exercise them all if your main goal is to stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,300
Posted By OBoile

5 pairs, all MTB style SPD. 1. New pair of nice...

5 pairs, all MTB style SPD.
1. New pair of nice MTB shoes which are my standard riding shoe
2. Old pair that was replaced which will likely be thrown out soon
3. Triathlon specific shoe
4....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,395
Posted By OBoile

Okay, I was commenting with respect to your OP....

Okay, I was commenting with respect to your OP. As I said above, when there is no power meter, Wahoo uses HR which, for me at least, wildly overestimates calories burned. Strava uses this for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,395
Posted By OBoile

I think it's just lower. Strava pauses counting...

I think it's just lower. Strava pauses counting for things like time and average speed, so I don't see why estimated power would be different. Strava's estimates can't know about things like wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,395
Posted By OBoile

In the absence of power, Wahoo uses HR to...

In the absence of power, Wahoo uses HR to calculate calories. Previously, they used HR no matter what, but changed that (I submitted a ticket, but likely so did a bunch of other people). Their HR...
02-03-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,116
Posted By OBoile

Thanks for the kind words.

Thanks for the kind words.
02-03-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,116
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: 3,116
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: 3,116
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: 3,116
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: 3,116
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: 3,116
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...
02-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,116
Posted By OBoile

Literally no one, other than Carbonfiberboy, is...

Literally no one, other than Carbonfiberboy, is recommending doing sets of 30. 3x10 is completely fine.
02-01-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,116
Posted By OBoile

This is good advice. At your age, you're not...

This is good advice. At your age, you're not going out trying to win some strength competition. Health, function and longevity are all things that would be affected by an injury. If in doubt, go...
01-31-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,116
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: 3,116
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...
01-18-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,169
Posted By OBoile

There are some 3rd party phone apps that will do...

There are some 3rd party phone apps that will do this too. But, IMO, a dedicated bike computer is much better than one's phone.
ETA: I guess I should have read the whole thread before replying. It's...
01-18-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,401
Posted By OBoile

This isn't really true. Big weights + Big eating...

This isn't really true. Big weights + Big eating = big muscles is more accurate. Training for strength is generally considered a good idea for endurance athletes. You'll build plenty of endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,465
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: 4,465
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.
01-05-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,615
Posted By OBoile

I have nothing substantive to add, but if it were...

I have nothing substantive to add, but if it were me, I'd go with the Canyon. A Trek just doesn't seem like a "cool" bike to own. I'm sure they (along with every major manufacturer) are just fine,...
12-08-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,157
Posted By OBoile

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.

Tim Noakes = hard pass IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,512
Posted By OBoile

I use a pump. My reasoning is as follows: 90%...

I use a pump.
My reasoning is as follows:
90% because I'm dumb, and I'd mess up CO2 and then be stuck.
5% because I don't want to carry both.
5% because it reduces waste.
08-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,974
Posted By OBoile

Agreed. IMO moderate reps (say 5-12) is...

Agreed.
IMO moderate reps (say 5-12) is probably the best range for most people to be in. I suspect that is also safer than doing significantly higher rep sets. Yes, the weight is heavier, but by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,734
Posted By OBoile

I have a bolt, my wife has a 530. If we had to go...

I have a bolt, my wife has a 530. If we had to go out and get new computers tomorrow, we'd both get Wahoo.
08-12-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 12,097
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: 10,820
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: 1,415
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: 1,415
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...
07-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By OBoile

The control unit adjusts the resistance right?...

The control unit adjusts the resistance right? IMO, that's a big plus for Zwift.
Whether it's worth the money or not likely depends on how much you use Zwift and the trainer in general. However, if...
07-28-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,269
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: 5,355
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: 3,652
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: 13,359
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.
07-07-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,355
Posted By OBoile

I don't believe every professional athlete is...

I don't believe every professional athlete is willing to cheat in order to win. I'm sure there are clean athletes in the peloton.
But I do believe enough of them are willing to cheat that winning...
07-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

Stopped watching at the part where he starts...

Stopped watching at the part where he starts selling the gum, but from what I know, pretty much everything he said before that was true. A very high % of athletes are doping. Caffeine is definitely...
07-05-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

I agree the rule should be changed. It really is...

I agree the rule should be changed. It really is quite silly IMO. But, I doubt it will be any time soon since, fairly or unfairly, many countries are very strongly anti-drugs. IIRC, they only stopped...
07-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,359
Posted By OBoile

It's the longest TdF stage in like 20 years. What...

It's the longest TdF stage in like 20 years. What would you consider long?

Anyway, Pogacar showed he's clearly head and shoulders above the field today. The GC battle looks all but finished at...
06-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,359
Posted By OBoile

Had to do a bike change early on. At the time, no...

Had to do a bike change early on. At the time, no one was sure why. Looks like he did crash, but I haven't seen footage of it.
06-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,359
Posted By OBoile

When Roglic finished, I thought he had done a...

When Roglic finished, I thought he had done a very good ride. I think he should have been quite happy with it and it doesn't look like his injury is affecting him.
The Pogacar happened. Beating Kung...
06-30-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,359
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: 13,359
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.
06-26-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

Bodybuilding has tested and non-tested contests....

Bodybuilding has tested and non-tested contests. There is a massive difference in the physiques between the two. But, that is about the extent of my knowledge on that sport.
Powerlifting really...
06-26-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

Did you not read my posts above. Powerlifting has...

Did you not read my posts above. Powerlifting has exactly this, and people still get caught taking PEDs in the league where it isn't allowed.

People really suck sometimes.
06-25-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

CAS has the data. They gave her the max...

CAS has the data. They gave her the max punishment.
06-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

I would never have given a 2nd thought to food. ...

I would never have given a 2nd thought to food.
Having said that, I wasn't very good and tests didn't happen all that often (they were quite expensive and there isn't much money in PL). I knew I...
06-24-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

For the record, I think she was guilty because...

For the record, I think she was guilty because she had a banned substance in her body.
Note: regardless of how it got there, it's the athlete's responsibility. So even if she ordered beef but got...
06-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,812
Posted By OBoile

A banned substances (in the quantities found)....

A banned substances (in the quantities found). Hence why it is tested for. The rest is irrelevant.
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