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08-27-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By CyclingBK

You think youíre burnt out on riding or training...

You think youíre burnt out on riding or training in general?

I mix it up quite a bit. Sometimes Iíll ride every other day for a few weeks straight. But then Iíll do some HIIT cardio training, say...
08-25-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,843
Posted By CyclingBK

Just reminded me of when I was a kid setting up a...

Just reminded me of when I was a kid setting up a ramp and jumping over more and more boxes with my bike, lol

Now, Ill get off and walk my bike on the sidewalk if the traffic looks too crazy.
08-24-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,378
Posted By CyclingBK

This thread will be legendary It should...

This thread will be legendary


It should carry an ďRĒ rating though 😂


Wait, an ad for Harryís is posted below it!!!
08-21-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By CyclingBK

Thats the way to do it. I mean, we have the...

Thats the way to do it.

I mean, we have the M&Ms, lol, but been very disciplined with those, just a few after dinner.

Otherwise, we cleared out everything snackable, chips, crackers, ramen...
08-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By CyclingBK

I think you nailed it when you said cut out...

I think you nailed it when you said cut out cookies and candy.

That piles up calories fast.

Otherwise, I think in the context of eating the *number of calories required to meet your goals, you...
08-20-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By CyclingBK

I picked up a co-op cty 1.1 (the REI brand) last...

I picked up a co-op cty 1.1 (the REI brand) last August and have nothing but good things to say. Itís $550

24 speeds, mechanical disc, 28 lbs. Not sure if the top tube is what you are looking for....
08-15-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Quick follow up, I am very stoked, and thank you...

Quick follow up, I am very stoked, and thank you all for the encouragement and guidance.


I have changed up my rides and the overall intensity and effort are both much higher:


15 minute warm...
08-15-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By CyclingBK

I did goblet squats for over a year when I got...

I did goblet squats for over a year when I got back into it. I loved that they made it so easy to have perfect form and your elbows will guide down perfectly to the insides of your knees/thighs. It...
08-15-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By CyclingBK

As you increase weight, that will put a lot of...

As you increase weight, that will put a lot of load on your shoulders , forearms, and grip, and limit progress.

Plus, it limits you to a narrow stance and knee path, to prevent the weight from...
08-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By CyclingBK

How are you holding the dumbbells when you squat?...

How are you holding the dumbbells when you squat? I imagine holding 2 dumbells while squatting feels awkward.
Why not just barbell squat with the equivalent weight? You have the cage for safety.
if...
08-13-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By CyclingBK

Amazing progress 😊 And youíre doing it right....

Amazing progress 😊 And youíre doing it right. Take it slow with your body telling you how hard to push.

Yes, the winter is an issue. Iím in the NE also and donít have a trainer so I did a lot of...
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By CyclingBK

All great lifts and I agree, especially if new,...

All great lifts and I agree, especially if new, to start with higher reps. Unless you are in your 20s, just going out and starting with a rep range of under 10 is not recommended.

The key is...
08-11-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,552
Posted By CyclingBK

This is a great body weight move. I do them with...

This is a great body weight move. I do them with a weighted vest but you can do without.

Single leg deadlift. Hit your core and lower back, also hamstrings and glutes. Itís great for athlete as it...
08-09-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By CyclingBK

Do some upper body strength training ; ) Thats...

Do some upper body strength training ; )
Thats what I do on days off the bike. Hey, itís a ďrest dayĒ for your legs, right? 😃
08-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By CyclingBK

You have some great guidance here. I...

You have some great guidance here.


I think with cycling or any type of fitness, you need to take a day off or dial it back after a high intensity workout like youíre doing
08-08-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Ha, back in the day I played Competitive sports I...

Ha, back in the day I played Competitive sports I definitely took it harder if someoneís just better than you.

but now the whole notion of me racing anything is hysterical, even while itís...
08-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Kicked it up a notch today. Warmed up...

Kicked it up a notch today.


Warmed up harder for 15 minutes

Did 10 x 40/20
Did 2 of my one-minute *alls to the wall sprints with a few minutes in between rest. I raced this guy on one, he...
08-07-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks, so you do 3 sets of these..(2í VO2...

Thanks, so you do 3 sets of these..(2í VO2 effort, 3í z2, 1í ANO2, 2í z2, 2í VO2) with 5-8 minutes rest between intervals.

Do you rest between the VO2, z2, ANO2, and VO2 efforts?

Sorry, Iím...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By CyclingBK

Ha! Whatís up, zacster? I was there yesterday too...

Ha! Whatís up, zacster? I was there yesterday too at 5pm. I I was very surprised at how few people were there. I think itís been about two weeks since Iíve gone since itís been so hot and humid.
iím...
08-06-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By CyclingBK

These are what I have. I think they are a must...

These are what I have. I think they are a must for any rides over 10 or 15 miles. My bike is fit to pound away and I donít have physical issues.

I thought everybody wears these or cycling shorts...
08-06-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By CyclingBK

You gotta wear padded shorts. I have padded...

You gotta wear padded shorts. I have padded underwear and wear cargo shorts over them .Huge difference, youíll be very happy 😃
08-06-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Ok, ok, thanks to you fine gents, I did my first...

Ok, ok, thanks to you fine gents, I did my first 40/20 set.

I wimped out and still did my 30 minutes of progressive warm up. Then I did my 2, one-minute sprints with a few minutes in between...
08-05-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By CyclingBK

Iím similar. For the past few years, I have been...

Iím similar. For the past few years, I have been mixing strength training and cardio within the main goals being:

Better cardio fitness, Build muscle mass while in a deficit (tricky), lose weight....
08-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Im the OP and I mentioned rhr. But I...

Im the OP and I mentioned rhr.

But I mentioned it in the context of a measure of fitness improvement over time as mine has steadily lowered from 65+ to under 50.

I never said that, stand alone,...
08-05-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

You should consider that if you go as hard as you...

You should consider that if you go as hard as you can one day, then feel totally recovered the next day, and are able to go as hard as you can the next day and every day....

Then you arenít going...
08-03-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks for sharing this, looks very cool, Ill try...

Thanks for sharing this, looks very cool, Ill try it as best I can measure and can hold out at that effort level.

As far as my 1min efforts. Itís pretty easy to gauge the progression in effort by...
08-03-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

This is exactly what I was looking for, thank...

This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you. My thanks to the other knowledgeable members as well, but honestly, I couldnít grasp the terminology and you laid it out in more laymanís language....
08-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Iím the OP. I appreciate your insight and, while...

Iím the OP. I appreciate your insight and, while I have a long way to go to understand it all, Iíd like to ask what you think of this type of workout (summary below) in the context of someone who has...
08-01-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Thank you, I tried to make the distinction in the...

Thank you, I tried to make the distinction in the subject by saying, ďfor basics fitnessĒ since relative to the training that more serious cyclists engage in, Iím clearly not in that arena.

Even...
08-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Yes, and it makes sense they wouldnít expend time...

Yes, and it makes sense they wouldnít expend time and much energy on anything that wouldnít yield results for their sport.

There was this cool documentary on Amazon Prime called Moon Rider that...
07-30-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Thats amazing you take that on after so much...

Thats amazing you take that on after so much work.

For me, I do 30 minutes progressive warm up.

Then, per the quote/article I posted,

Flat out/*alls to the wall for 1 minute so Iím blasted...
07-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Very happy to see that what Iím doing is...

Very happy to see that what Iím doing is recommended....

ďWant your intervals to be simple and easy to remember, but still brutally effective? Try these, recommended by David Henderson on his blog...
07-27-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By CyclingBK

Nice but thats far to ďdirtyĒ for my taste. Iíd...

Nice but thats far to ďdirtyĒ for my taste. Iíd go with 4 parts vodka, up, one olive.

And, after a ride, about 30 parts water on the side ; )
07-27-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By CyclingBK

Nice! Exercise releases dopamine as well, right? ...

Nice! Exercise releases dopamine as well, right?

Now, wonder if youd get a double dopamine ďhitĒ if you ate chocolate....

while cycling! 😊
07-27-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By CyclingBK

I know this will sound crazy but I realized that...

I know this will sound crazy but I realized that about 10 Dark Chocolate M&Ms, or even just 5, really takes away my hunger. They are like 3 calories each.

Obviously not the healthiest snack in the...
07-26-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Wow, thanks for all this. One day, who knows, I...

Wow, thanks for all this. One day, who knows, I just may get this advanced.

But for now, the hour and fifteen minutes is getting solid results. There are 4 periods of about 1-minute each where Iím...
07-26-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks, cfb! I did meet up with a forum member...

Thanks, cfb!
I did meet up with a forum member for a few laps in the park. Was fun. We agreed to ride again.
Before Covid, I did see at least one good cycling group on meetup, but now, there are...
07-26-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Yes, would love to do exactly this, Iím just...

Yes, would love to do exactly this, Iím just missing the ďweĒ

As in I just picked up cycling last year at 52 years old and have no cycling buddies yet ; )
07-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Nice! Iím pretty grateful that right in the...

Nice! Iím pretty grateful that right in the middle of the urban jungle Brooklyn, I have this beautiful loop, good variety of hills/flats. Hereís a pic.

But, yes, Be very cool to just jump on my...
07-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Great stuff, thanks gents, and I always...

Great stuff, thanks gents, and I always appreciate the knowledge and encouragement.

Maybe part of it is this heat this summer as far as limiting my time. Iím not a very early riser so banging it...
07-22-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By CyclingBK

Congrats on the cycling training and weight loss!...

Congrats on the cycling training and weight loss! Thatís great mileage, I only do 20 miles every other day but I do try to do some intervals in there.

The gym closing did not stop my strength...
07-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By CyclingBK

I donít understand, you went from doing 50...

I donít understand, you went from doing 50 pushups to 6? When was the last time you could do 50?

I alternate days riding and strength training. And my strength training continues to improve right...
07-19-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By CyclingBK

Wow, now these are really *top secret, exactly...

Wow, now these are really *top secret, exactly what I had in mind ; ) My challenge will be that these require planning and patience, lol

I will try cause those sound excellent.
07-16-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,644
Posted By CyclingBK

Hour and 15 minute training rides for basic fitness

52 years old, just picked up cycling last August, hooked and making nice progress.
My primary initial reason for taking up cycling was to replace ďboring gym cardioĒ as part of a fitness plan that...
07-15-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,838
Posted By CyclingBK

I have had occasions to be completely shocked and...

I have had occasions to be completely shocked and dismayed at the disparate and varying opinions of doctors looking at the very same patient and data.
It often boils down to specialty and...
07-14-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,838
Posted By CyclingBK

Hereís a thought from a newbie himself (52) total...

Hereís a thought from a newbie himself (52) total uninformed, non medical professional perspective and if you have any concerns, you should absolutely see your doc.

But....

Maybe youíre just...
07-12-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By CyclingBK

I think chest pain would be cause to get checked...

I think chest pain would be cause to get checked out to be safe.

When I have hit a wall a couple of times, itís been my legs that have given out. I call it, ďare my brakes on?Ē syndrome. As in,...
07-11-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By CyclingBK

Id say go for it. If you have some baking skills...

Id say go for it. If you have some baking skills you can find lots of recipes. And make your own version with lower calories if you want.

My father in law took up baking and makes a killer batch....
07-11-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By CyclingBK

Iíll chime in on the CTY 1.1 as I bought one last...

Iíll chime in on the CTY 1.1 as I bought one last August after reading several good reviews. Itís my first bike in 30 years and I bought it primarily as part of my fitness regime to replace ďboring...
07-10-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,359
Posted By CyclingBK

Ok, so when all is said and done, incredibly, I...

Ok, so when all is said and done, incredibly, I have decided my go to ďget me from mid afternoon to dinnerĒ snack, is a couple of these.

Taralli!

For those not familiar, they are an exquisite...
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