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My weight yo-yos. Is this bad?

Old 11-16-08, 03:07 PM
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My weight yo-yos. Is this bad?

My riding schedule tapers off in the winter, and I get back into strength training/lifting each year. In past years, I've gone from roughly 133 to 158 lbs. Is there any harm in dropping and gaining 20-25 lbs each year, or is this not a substantial enough amount to really matter?

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Old 11-16-08, 04:39 PM
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From some time in my late teens up till sometime in my late 30s, I gained and lost 20-30 lbs every year. I'm in my early 40s now and my weight seems to have stabilized somewhat, I now gain and lose about 5-10 lbs each year.

But it's natural, when you cut back on the exercising to gain weight because we tend to keep eating the same amount.

How old are you?
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Old 11-17-08, 12:16 PM
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My weight fluctuates like that sometimes. I wouldn't worry, especially if it's just once per year. That's pretty natural for an athlete with an offseason.

Think about it - wrestlers and fighters regularly drop 20 lb for each weigh-in, even in high school. If there were studies showing that to be extremely dangerous, it would be banned in schools, or there would be overprotective parents suing schools all over the country for condoning such activities.
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Machka - I'm almost 23 - 5'11 - was 133 in Sept, currently at 141, and I'm sure I'll be gaining more.

BBS - true, but at least I'm not losing water weight which stresses organs like wrestlers/fighters do. As far as I'm concerned, that extreme dehydration is dangerous.
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