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08-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,025
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...
08-11-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,056
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: 3,056
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...
08-08-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
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...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
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: 619
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: 619
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: 6,196
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...
08-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
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...
07-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,196
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...
07-15-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,012
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: 4,012
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...
07-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,397
Posted By CyclingBK

Now that you mention it... yeah. Like, if it...

Now that you mention it... yeah.

Like, if it was a troll, 11mph was a good speed to pick. But riding for 8 years should be a potential giveaway. If they said, 6mph, it would be too obvious.
06-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Sounds great, happy to provide a positive...

Sounds great, happy to provide a positive outlook.

The cty 1.1 has been fantastic. Was a great value for the price and perfect for my needs. Once I got the fit right, I could just pound away. I...
06-17-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,646
Posted By CyclingBK

Iíve definitely not rode if I donít feel rested...

Iíve definitely not rode if I donít feel rested at least decently or feel run down. Itís easier to make that excuse when itís cold out ; )

But If itís just Iím not in a great mood and think about...
06-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,137
Posted By CyclingBK

As a ďnewbieĒ, and at soon to be 52, Iím going to...

As a ďnewbieĒ, and at soon to be 52, Iím going to chime in!

I have been shocked and utterly amazed at the standards of fitness so many of you have as people in you 60s and 70s and even more. Most...
06-07-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Good stuff, thatís great progress. My gains got a...

Good stuff, thatís great progress. My gains got a bit stunted by the winter but now I finally got in a good groove and it feels great to be getting better.

I never knew how incredible cycling is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,213
Posted By CyclingBK

It was good. Iím new to cycling so my main...

It was good. Iím new to cycling so my main takeaways...


Jerk of the highest order. Clip when he was young and living in Italy and annoyed at how difficult it was to communicate with people. His...
06-01-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,380
Posted By CyclingBK

Good thread and thank you to everyone for...

Good thread and thank you to everyone for sharing.


Its so individual. I realized I had a problem a few years ago. It had crept up, going from a couple of glasses of wine a night to 3 or 4 and...
05-23-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By CyclingBK

This thread is awesome, sounds like moonshine...

This thread is awesome, sounds like moonshine recipes!

😂
05-22-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Happy Memorial Day Weekend ladies and gents! ...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend ladies and gents!


I had a nice breakthrough today. Weather was beautiful and off work so I set out to do 20 miles and I pulled it off nicely.

Very cool ride, warmed...
04-18-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,584
Posted By CyclingBK

Thatís interesting to say the least. Great info. ...

Thatís interesting to say the least. Great info.

I have read that strength training is excellent for maintaining and even building bone.


ďNumerous studies have shown that strength training...
04-06-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Having some nice weather lately, and one benefit...

Having some nice weather lately, and one benefit of WFH is....can ride in the afternoon!

I had a big eye opener on training today and on pushing myself.

Basically, that you can try to push...
03-29-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,769
Posted By CyclingBK

Lol, well, that would have been a bit extreme... ...

Lol, well, that would have been a bit extreme...


I remember seeing that movie on TV in the 80s and it became a major favorite. So great. I used to actually get excited when Iíd see it was on.
...
03-29-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,769
Posted By CyclingBK

Unfortunately, you encountered a truly miserable...

Unfortunately, you encountered a truly miserable person. Fortunately, most cyclists are cool.


And itís good you called them out. Some days you might let it go but this time you wanted to deal...
03-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By CyclingBK

Prego bottle? Thatís absurd, that stuffs nasty. ...

Prego bottle? Thatís absurd, that stuffs nasty.

How about Raoís?
03-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,678
Posted By CyclingBK

I think itís pretty accepted that the...

I think itís pretty accepted that the ďMediterranean dietĒ is very healthy, maybe the best.

I pretty much eat like this anyway, so itís ideal for me.

Course I will go to a steakhouse from time...
02-23-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,167
Posted By CyclingBK

Interesting topic and interested in responses. ...

Interesting topic and interested in responses.


Personally, at 51 years old, decades of not really working out, and now, 3 years of consistent lifting and cardio, resting heart rate dropped from...
02-23-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,943
Posted By CyclingBK

I donít understand diets that deny certain types...

I donít understand diets that deny certain types of calories. Donít eat bread? Thatís insane to me.

Isnt weight loss just calories in vs calories burned?

I can understand how meticulously...
02-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,679
Posted By CyclingBK

Iím getting to the age (52) to where, itís not...

Iím getting to the age (52) to where, itís not that I worry, but you think about it.

One thing I donít fully understand is that it seems like the best way to determine if someone is at risk, is...
01-17-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,420
Posted By CyclingBK

So far, this is where Iím at as well. I think I...

So far, this is where Iím at as well. I think I could go a little lower but itís the wind that really kills the fun in the cold.
01-11-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By CyclingBK

Love this. Been at it for 4 years and have just...

Love this. Been at it for 4 years and have just tweaked my program here and there so itís just 3 days, 35-40 minutes.

Tues-bench press 5 sets x 5-12 reps, seated cable rows, 5 sets x 7-12 reps
...
01-07-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,697
Posted By CyclingBK

TS, lol, I should have been more clear and,...

TS, lol, I should have been more clear and, youíre right, if I did all that work every lifting session, Iíd never recover. I couldnít imagine even trying that even if I was 20 years old again.

I...
01-06-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,697
Posted By CyclingBK

Thanks Carbon and Seattle. My goal is to...

Thanks Carbon and Seattle.

My goal is to maximize overall fitness and strength by combining equal weight training and cycling. I really like both.

Id say my overall realistic goal would be to...
01-05-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,697
Posted By CyclingBK

Heres some background. Im 51, a little over...

Heres some background.

Im 51, a little over 5í8 and 4 years ago I was in lousy shape and weighed about 182. As a former ďUncle RicoĒ who gradually worked out less and less through the years until...
01-05-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,697
Posted By CyclingBK

In my case, Iím interested in maintaining and...

In my case, Iím interested in maintaining and possibly adding muscle mass as my riding increases.

The answer overall is simple...eat more ; ) But Iím interested in a few specifics as far as the...
12-30-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By CyclingBK

Great article, thanks. The exercises look...

Great article, thanks.


The exercises look like they target the quads and core, which is excellent, but I think one could add some that specifically target the hamstrings and glutes and lower...
12-28-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By CyclingBK

I just got into cycling in August and thought it...

I just got into cycling in August and thought it would be a good idea to go over the bike once a week and check all was tight.
I noticed 2 screws that seemed not tight and was about to tighten them...
12-13-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By CyclingBK

Lifting is great. Nothing makes you feel that...

Lifting is great.
Nothing makes you feel that power in your back and backside like deadlifts.
11-24-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,855
Posted By CyclingBK

You may want to try sleeping more ; ) ...

You may want to try sleeping more ; )

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326896.php

ďNow, researchers at Boston University in Massachusetts have found that during sleep, the fluid...
11-13-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,679
Posted By CyclingBK

I just started but feel the same way. I like to...

I just started but feel the same way. I like to just be alone with my thoughts, take in the sights, itís a great time for solitude.

Also, Iím usually pushing myself to make gains in my strength...
11-09-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Yes, I need proper gear. The cotton stuff was ok...

Yes, I need proper gear. The cotton stuff was ok while riding but once I stopped and got off to take a breather and drink, really felt the dampness and it magnified the cold weather.
11-02-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

So, itís about 3 months in and....still lovin it!...

So, itís about 3 months in and....still lovin it!

Ive moved up to 17 miles. I tend to move up my mileage in 3.3 mile increments since thatís the length on a lap on the Prospect Park loop.

Iím...
10-30-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,153
Posted By CyclingBK

Iím 51 and lift 3 days a week. W-F. Wed,...

Iím 51 and lift 3 days a week. W-F.

Wed, squats 5 sets x 8-12 reps, deadlifts 4 sets 8-10 reps.

Thurs, Back, 5 seats seated rows, 5 sets pull downs, 6-12 reps

Friday, 5 sets bench x 6-12, 4...
10-12-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,477
Posted By CyclingBK

Awesome to hear! Before cycling I hated cardio. I...

Awesome to hear! Before cycling I hated cardio. I was miserable doing 30 minutes on the elliptical. Now, I canít wait to go ride for an hour or more.

And you just eat better. But, you donít feel...
09-30-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,880
Posted By CyclingBK

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Thanks and great point! Iíve been so into the...
09-28-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Newest developments, First, totally hooked,...

Newest developments,

First, totally hooked, watching cycling vids on YouTube ; )
Have raised the seat another inch, thought my knee was a tad too bent at bottom of pedal stroke, seems better....
09-04-19, 06:15 PM
08-30-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 42,830
Posted By CyclingBK

I think this qualifies as...

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08-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,797
Posted By CyclingBK

Just starting again at 51, love it!

Thought Iíd make an intro here and welcome any comments, encouragement, and advice.

I started taking my fitness seriously about 2 years ago. Been in the gym doing the lifting/cardio thing...
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