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Old 06-15-09, 08:20 PM   #1
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Nutritional Program

I am completely and utterly new to biking. I just got a 7.3 FX for my birthday.. its great I love it. But im trying to lean out for the next sports season.. Im currently 5'11", weigh about 185 maybe 190.... and im 14. I know big guy right? please.. dont make fun of me. anywho, heres my plan... anything you think i can change
NOTE: im trying to keep this on the d-l with my 'rents, but i can bike to the local whole foods or roche bros if i need to for stuff..

anyways, each day is included with a 1.5- 2 mile bike ride. or at least as many days as i can.

Either a piece of fruit with a smoothie that includes flax, oj/water, yogurt, and frozen fruit
or 110 calorie heatable pancakes with fruit and milk

Nutrigrain bar with skim milk for protein

oatmeil with fruit and raisins (1 serving)
half of bagel with cream cheese with fruit
serving of cereal with skim milk
all of these are witha glass of milk

snack:1 nutri-grain bar and skim milk

dinner (if not offered)
cordin bleu chicked (its low calorie) and water
or pb and j with milk
or another smoothie with a protein boost

C+C on this please. my goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of the summer
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Vegetables might be a good idea.

Longer rides would help. 2 miles of riding is like walking from the couch to the fridge. If you have time, try working up to an hour or rwo most days a week.
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ericm said it all. Eat your veggies and work up to riding more than an hour a day.

The only other thing I would add is you should do some weight bearing exercise. I recommend that you lift weights 2 or 3 times a week. 20 to 30 minutes should be long enough. Also walk/run for at least an hour a week--in place of riding that day, perhaps.

Have you ever talked to a phys ed teacher, nutrition teacher or coach about fitness? It's a shame to waste all that high-priced talent. After you graduate, you'll pay plenty for personal trainers and nutritionists who are no more qualified than your teachers. And they're a lot more qualified to help you than me or most others on the internet. Believe it or not, most teachers ENJOY talking to students after class or during office hours.

"Think Outside the Cage"
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