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Old 11-02-09, 06:59 AM
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Oh and thanks for all the advice. She has started riding more and it's a shame that winter just hit here. On the bright side SHE suggested getting a trainer while I just thought I'd use the treadmill
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Old 11-02-09, 07:18 AM
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not sure about your level of fitness but walking can help lose weight - more so than many people realize. if your fitness level is up to it you can add a little running, but walking works just fine. I suggest these because equipment required is pretty minimal.
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Old 11-02-09, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
not sure about your level of fitness but walking can help lose weight - more so than many people realize. if your fitness level is up to it you can add a little running, but walking works just fine. I suggest these because equipment required is pretty minimal.
yeah I was thinking of adding walking and to my routine b/c I've noticed that while I can bike a lot better than I could 6 months ago, when I tried walking it seemed about the same but light mountain hiking was much easier. So I guess biking is a different muscle set than walking while similar to the up/down motion of climbing a trail. Jogging I find a pain b/c I'm flat footed and still a little heavy for it.
I'd kind of want a trainer just b/c I'd like to maintain the little progress I made in cycling stamina. When I first started I was so out of shape I could only bike for like an hour and I was sore the next day(gross I know). Now I can pretty much ride all day on the weekends as long as I don't forget to eat. but i guess i'm steering this thread off course now. I should read more in the fitness section.
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Old 11-02-09, 08:38 AM
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walking & running compliment biking. I know because I remember when I started running I made a mistake and lengthened my stride too much too quickly and did something to my achilles. part of my rehab was bicycling. walking / hiking is a nice compliment for cycling and your girlfriend can come along
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Dump her. It'll only go downhill from here.
+1 the almighty FSM has touched your knowledge nugget with his noodly appendage
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