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Old 07-11-13, 02:13 PM
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Help me lose the love handles

Been riding for about 4-5 months now and ive gone from 220 to weighing 183-185 now. Im having trouble getting any lower than that. Im 5'10 and i have love handles and a little fat left in my thighs, but mostly my torso. My legs are beastmode but I really wanna lean the reast of my body out. Help me bike forums. I am usually ridin over 100mi a week. Sometimes up to 250.
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Old 07-11-13, 06:30 PM
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eat less
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Old 07-12-13, 08:28 AM
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I could starve myself down to 120 lbs @ 5'10" and still have a small belly with love handles. Hell...I had them at 140.
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Old 07-12-13, 12:38 PM
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let us draw the curtain of charity on love handles.

i look like the michelin man's (mr. bibendum, affectionately known as 'bibi') older brother.....
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Old 07-12-13, 03:45 PM
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5'10" is a nice height, same as Lance's. His racing weight was 157. You keep riding like you're doing and get down to that and you won't have enough love handles to function as such.

Here's an idea:
In short, I would do the first two hours of every training session on water alone and then add slowly absorbable, solid carbs, such as whole grain sandwiches or oatmeal-based energy bars. This process kept my blood sugar levels in check so I avoided bonking and could keep the intensity up late in the sessions. But at the same time this allowed my body to predominantly use fat for fuel, and it stimulated enzyme production. Early in the year, when intensity was more important, I would fuel rides from the start and only do a water-only ride once a week.
https://triathlon.competitor.com/2012...-machine_31034
Reportedly, this was also Lance's method in the winter and early spring.

When I do this, I ride through the hunger and only eat when I start to feel dizzy. My hunger usually starts at about 45 minutes and I usually can't hold out past 1:30. I don't burn fat at the rate this guy does. He's exceptional, obviously. Lance supposedly could go 6 hours on water only. This definitely works, even for me, increasing time to bonk on hard rides. Did one of these yesterday, being midweek between mountain rides.
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Old 07-13-13, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ka0use View Post
let us draw the curtain of charity on love handles.

i look like the michelin man's (mr. bibendum, affectionately known as 'bibi') older brother.....
I'll call younger brother then...lazier, rounder younger brother.
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Old 07-13-13, 12:03 PM
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Liposuction
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Old 07-13-13, 07:24 PM
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Hard to lose those. I am more amazed by your drop in weight which is impressive friend......congrats! I am at 205 (lifted weights and played baseball in my early life) and I would love to get to 190 lbs.! That would be a great fighting weight for me at 6'. You need kudos for your feat! Once again Congrats!
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Old 07-13-13, 08:54 PM
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Okay, really wanna do it?? If you can stick to low intensity cycling: look up bodybuilderforum.com or bodyrecomposition.com and search ketosis plus refeeds. It will drain you of energy by basically depriving you of carbs until the day of and after a refeed where you load on carbs (once per week usually). Add in some resistance training, suffer a bit, and get down to sub 10% bodyfat if you want. I am not suggesting this is good for performance nor health but it will get you ripped.
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Old 07-13-13, 10:13 PM
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You do that by loosing weight, actually by loosing fat.
You loose fat by eating at a calorie deficit, while eating "enough" protein, that's it.
The bodyrecomposition site mentioned before has excellent information on this.
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Old 07-22-13, 02:07 PM
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time, give it another year. some fat stores are very slow to give up their stuff.
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