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  • If TRX exercises use bodyweight...just be smart about knees and shoulders. Joints/soft tissues are the potential issue not so much fitness.
  • Note the study participants were initially not active. If you are even an amateur-not-super-competitive-do-it-for-fun endurance athlete you want a mix of long aerobic and high intensity as part of your plan (and if hours are limited... middle intensity too). And it happens to be more fun because you mix it up. So...it…
  • Haven't been in this community for a while but need to shed my holiday weight before spring (when I can get back outside on my bike). But...yes. Rode just under 9k miles in 2021. Prefer outside but much of it indoors due to weather, work, life etc. I'm into Zwift and Trainer Road these days and have a dedicated indoor bike…
  • I used to do the Peloton bike with a Keiser spin bike. Keiser is a better bike than the Peloton. The app is great although I recommend for people that are worried they won't use it to go full Peloton. If you are confident you will use it, I would recommend app + another bike. Obviously also the savings... if you go app +…
  • I keep trying to hit the Strava kudos button on this post. LOL. Nice job.
  • Haven't been here in a while. Any Zwifters here? Completed Haute Route today (today's leg was 30 miles but with 5,300 feet if climbing). I'm getting really close to final goal weight (2 lbs). Started September, 2019 though so it's been a process.
  • Post how the FTP test goes. I've done the 20 min version about 4 times in the last year...hard. I probably should retest right now...but can't get myself to do it. I've liked doing it using the Peloton app with Matt Wilpers because he talks you through pacing while egging you on not to give up... My outdoor riding group…
  • Hey...I got a Kikr Core for Christmas. I'm really enjoying it and highly recommend it. TR is nice on a smart trainer because you can put it on Erg mode and it auto adjusts power for you. Zwift is really fun in particular for longer indoor rides. I struggled to ride indoors for more than 60 min...but can do 2+ with…
  • I haven’t posted here in ages...but just hit my goal weight after about 15 months. All in lost 25 lbs. although I think I’d like to lose 3 more. But that seems very achievable. My hobby is cycling and I’m trying to get as close to a 3.8~4.0 power/weight. Using cycling as a motivator as I really needed to get weight down to…
  • If your stationary bike has watts you have an accurate way to etimate kcals used. This is more accurate than any other method and is typically within 5% accurate (provided the wattage is accurate). Kcals = ave watts X time (in hours) X 3.6 I've found the estimates on MFP to be pretty far off which I guess is…
  • Have not been diligent logging and kcal discipline. Root cause is ibe been allowing myself a glass of wine here and there. Getting back on the horse. Took 20 min cycling FTP test Saturday. Averaged 281 watts which estimates my FTP at 267 watts. (+15 woot woot!) Hope to get as close to 300 as I can. Sunday, gravel ride with…
  • I have to cut alcohol completely to lose weight. But it's the snacking that goes with it. I can avoid snacks if I'm alcohol free. And with alcohol 99.5% chance of unhealthy and voluminous snacking. Even one drink. Sucks but it is what it is.
  • Think I'm the only guy here. But no biggie. I've lost 18 of 25. Had a bit of a hiatus in calorie counting but getting back at it. Victory: lost enough that I'm able to hang with mybriding group again up hills. Challenge: Key for weightloss for me is forgoing alcohol completely. It's not the alcohol cals but the combination…
  • So I'm 48...amateur cyclist...not a Cat rider. But avid recreationalist and ride with a group that describes itself as "medium core". Former collegiate rower (D1 but lightweight). FTP is about 260 and power to weight is just under 3.2. Goal is 280 FTP and power/weight of 3.5. Can someone educate me on this particular VO2…
  • I'm highish LDL and down 18 lbs of a target 25 lbs. I noticed you dont have a lot of healthy fat in your list. I'm not a sweets guy but give me some fat and salt and I'm all about it. One thing that has helped me reduce craving are healthy fats. So avocados, almonds, walnuts, olives, olive oil. Its helped me a lot. I'm 10x…
  • Avoid the turkey leg. You'd think it would be moderately healthy but it's got 1,000+ cals plus tons of sodium.
  • Yeah...first time out on trail with gravel bike in 2020. 35 miles. Rainy and 45 but fun. Had to hose off before going in the house. :)
  • I've found MFP estimates for my main exercises (cycling, walking, running) to be off substantially (50-100%). But there are accurate formulas out there.
  • Costco. Great meat. Get a whole tenderloin and then cut it into steaks and freeze. To save more get the one that has not been prepped. You will need to remove the outer membrane but costs less. They also sell NY steaks.
  • Sounds like bullpoop but we should perpetuate this fiction. Will be presenting as scientifically certain to spouse. :wink:
  • Everything above but for what it's worth avocados really work for me. Caloric so you need to track but I have avocado toast for breakfast every day not because I'm a hipster but because it's super filling for cal cost. But healthy fat, fiber + protein is the general prescription. Lastly, abstaining from alcohol also works…
  • They call it "dad bod" for a reason. (Dad of 3.) Probably better advice above but... Just want to point out 2 things: - lack of sleep causes a whole lot of things including a huge hit on discipline (young kids = sleep challenges), depression etc. - alcohol for me = snacking (even small amounts of alcohol = massive…
  • Road and gravel rider here. Of six in my riding group, two got tubeless and of those one switched back. If you do get a flat, hard to fix and a huge mess. Out of 6, we maybe get 2 flats per year during spring summer? So not worth it IMO. That said 100% went from 23s to 25s and noing back.
  • Be aware most trackers over estimate cals burned, sometimes significantly. I eat back 100% of cals burned. I'm 80% of the way with what I had to lose. However, when I first started I lost a month as I was using bad cal estimates for exercise. There are very accurate formulas for cals used out there based on exercise type.…
  • 1) Espresso machine 2) Gotta budget wake up time (including necessary bathroom time). I'm a 5:30 exercise riser but it's not uncommon for me to be starting at 6:15. Oh...one more thing: 3) Espresso machine
  • "I noticed while you were presenting that your belt was one notch tighter." Yes it is. Bam.
  • Exercise is a big part of my weight loss. It sounds like it is for you too. Most trackers, gym machines and MFP over estimate caloric burn for exercise. My first month was no progress because I ate back inflated calorie estimates. I was using default MFP estimates which are really bad (off by 50%+). And I got frustrated…
  • Daily spinning for last week of various power levels. Today was an hour of mostly aerobic with a little bit of tempo. Hoping to get outside in water sogged PNW this weekend. On the plus side......FIRST TIME BELOW THE WEIGHT I CONSIDERED "MAXIMUM HEALTHY WEIGHT" IN MY 20'S. (48 now...) Want to lose 5 more. But 20 of…
  • Kind of a broad question.... For 2k When I was a colegiant rower I wanted something sub 5 or low 6. I'm 48, an occasional sculler but avid cyclist and would be happy with anything sub 8 for 2k but bet I could do 7:30ish?... But I'm also probably more efficient than you.
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