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05-15-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By RChung

Not sure. AFAIK, we don't have a lot of...

Not sure. AFAIK, we don't have a lot of longitudinal cross-national measurements of VO2Max. But, as I mentioned in the other post, you have to be among the richest decile in the US to get the average...
05-15-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By RChung

Alas, we've also looked at trends in life...

Alas, we've also looked at trends in life expectancy by income levels. Males have to be in the top 10% of income in the US to have the same life expectancy as the *average* in the UK: the other 90%...
05-13-24, 01:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,240
Posted By PromptCritical

When I met my current girlfriend, riding on the...

When I met my current girlfriend, riding on the back of a sport touring bike was a "must have". So, on our first ride, we are an a curvy country road and she's trying to tell me something. After a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-24, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 766
Posted By Mtracer

I think it was in a Hammer Nutrition article that...

I think it was in a Hammer Nutrition article that recommended NOT eating a meal within 3 hours of a ride. The idea being you don't want to be digesting a full meal while riding. On the other hand,...
05-11-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,591
Posted By MoAlpha

Here is a nice review of the carbohydrate-insulin...

Here is a nice review of the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity from Kevin Hall, a giant in this field, who does actual research on people, showing why it is very unlikely to be correct.
...
05-10-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,591
Posted By downtube42

If I'm not hungry all the time, I'm not losing...

If I'm not hungry all the time, I'm not losing weight.

It doesn't matter how much or hard I ride, I can (and will) eat more than I burn, unless I stay hungry.
05-10-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By Sal Bandini

As others have mentioned, kneesovertoesguy, in...

As others have mentioned, kneesovertoesguy, in particular sled pulls. I was having trouble squatting and bending down, and in the morning I had to go down the stairs backwards until my knees warmed...
05-09-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By MoAlpha

Seed oils!

Seed oils!
05-09-24, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By MinnMan

And in general, it's a bad idea to get your...

And in general, it's a bad idea to get your nutrition and medical information from youtubers. Just sayin.
Reading is not fashionable, I know.
05-09-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By Trakhak

I'm once again grateful for MoAlpha's insights...

I'm once again grateful for MoAlpha's insights and expertise on topics relevant to health and medicine.
05-08-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By Hermes

I like GCN and Dan in particular. It is...

I like GCN and Dan in particular. It is unfortunate that they are dissolving. VO2max, as measured in the lab, may be an important metric for getting a pro contract in an endurance sport or getting...
04-30-24, 06:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,092
Posted By RChung

Yup. You don't really need a PM to make...

Yup. You don't really need a PM to make relatively good estimates on a long steady hill. A PM's strengths show up when the course isn't steady and speeds and efforts are variable. Its value is larger...
04-30-24, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,552
Posted By terrymorse

Above 700 TSS, I lose weight. Above 1000, I get...

Above 700 TSS, I lose weight. Above 1000, I get up in the middle of the night to eat some more.



It seems that the "rest to see gains" concept is an old one.
04-29-24, 08:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,284
Posted By pepperbelly

I do take my bike to mups. I was answering you...

I do take my bike to mups. I was answering you about road cycling.
I have been thinking about some rural roads several miles out of town.
04-26-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,279
Posted By MoAlpha

As others have noted, protein and fat are...

As others have noted, protein and fat are metabolically useless during exercise and protein actually requires calories and some excess blood flow to the gut to digest. They may taste good, but rarely...
04-18-24, 11:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,769
Posted By MoAlpha

Carbs ingested during exercise are metabolized in...

Carbs ingested during exercise are metabolized in the liver to glucose and used for energy in end organs, mainly muscle and brain. Glycogen consumption is suppressed if you eat enough, but glycogen...
04-18-24, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,769
Posted By terrymorse

Arguably, the best way to train our bodies to...

Arguably, the best way to train our bodies to burn more fat is endurance exercise.

"Compared with untrained persons exercising at the same absolute intensity, persons who have undergone endurance...
04-11-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By rsbob

Unlike the OP, I read the national and watch the...

Unlike the OP, I read the national and watch the local news first, then to relax and to really start my day off (while doing my best to avoid the contentious arguments) read BF. Today’s to do list,...
04-11-24, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Biker395

Oy, I feel that one. As of late, I have really...

Oy, I feel that one. As of late, I have really come to become disenchanted with social media. On one hand, I found it really nice to keep in touch with more distant family and friends. It was...
04-11-24, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By BTinNYC

Thankfully BF exists, otherwise...

I would be reading the news every morning, getting upset over stuff that matters, but I have no control over. But BF IS here and I can enjoy my compatriot's successes and challenges, I can whine a...
04-10-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,274
Posted By RChung

Of course decreasing cadence will decrease power...

Of course decreasing cadence will decrease power in the same gear if the slope is a constant. But if you are maintaining power as the slope increases then pedal force will increase at a constant...
Forum: Introductions
04-01-24, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Bikerepairing

Looking forward to get help and helping out

Hi all, just found this forum. Ride on!
03-24-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,576
Posted By RChung

Your concerns (about BMI, CVD, smoking, and race)...

Your concerns (about BMI, CVD, smoking, and race) were their concerns, which is why the risk model adjusted for "age, sex, race, total energy intake, education, income, food security status, smoking,...
03-20-24, 12:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,576
Posted By MoAlpha

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Please don't make me find any more!
03-20-24, 09:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,576
Posted By MinnMan

I'm repeating myself, but all such studies have...

I'm repeating myself, but all such studies have *limited* value, and going directly to "no value beyond clickbait" heads us to a situation in which all epidemiological work becomes the subject of...
03-20-24, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,016
Posted By 2old

In socal they're prevalent and I've encountered...

In socal they're prevalent and I've encountered several. They've almost always high tailed it when encountered. I reported one instance to the local Rangers and they discovered three deer kills in...
03-19-24, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,016
Posted By Duragrouch

My guess is the instinct to chase something that...

My guess is the instinct to chase something that is running away from you, just like dogs. If true, stand fast and close together. I think if I ever ride in the hills, I'll want to bring some means...
03-16-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,379
Posted By smd4

My modern Veloflexes are designed for and run...

My modern Veloflexes are designed for and run wonderfully at 140. Love 'em.
03-15-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By goose70

I usually default to lifting 2X a week from...

I usually default to lifting 2X a week from December through early March, then 1x a week during the rest of the season, with several breaks of 2-3 weeks to recover. (I'm referring to lower body...
03-13-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By terrymorse

I'd go further and say all hills are great for...

I'd go further and say all hills are great for cycling: < 1' hills for sprint power, 3-5' hills for VO2max, 10-20' hills for threshold, > 20' hills for tempo/endurance.

One of my favorite training...
03-13-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By RChung

Woah. So I guess exercising doesn't have much...

Woah. So I guess exercising doesn't have much effect on VO2Max.

The R^2 = 0.61 for men and 0.54 for women, so not super great -- however, for a population-level non-exercise test based only on...
03-11-24, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,749
Posted By Biker395

Gotta agree with all this. To really get in...

Gotta agree with all this.

To really get in shape, particularly at an older age, I think consistency is the most important thing. In my case, I lose conditioning much faster and have to work...
03-08-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,566
Posted By genejockey

In the sense that they're each lifting their own...

In the sense that they're each lifting their own body weight, yes. But the heavier rider is, you know, heavier.
03-08-24, 03:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,566
Posted By genejockey

No, but the weight you're lifting on each pedal...

No, but the weight you're lifting on each pedal stroke does. Standing on the pedals, your body rises slightly (relative to the bike) as one pedal reaches the bottom of the stroke and the other is at...
03-08-24, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,911
Posted By pdlamb

I've probably told this story before, but...

I've probably told this story before, but apparently not in this thread.

I had a calcium score scheduled on a Thursday. Monday night, I had an MI, SCA and the whole nine yards. It was pure dumb...
03-08-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,911
Posted By whtmtn

Wow! Maybe there is something to the high calcium...

Wow! Maybe there is something to the high calcium score and heart blockage? Most of the literature I have read indicates a correlation between high scores and the likelihood of heart disease...
03-06-24, 04:08 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,979
Posted By PeteHski

This was the podcast I was referring to earlier ...

This was the podcast I was referring to earlier

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DMwf_9wqWY0

The reason I know my protein intake in detail is simply because I’m using the ZOE app to track my...
03-05-24, 12:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,488
Posted By terrymorse

You're in rare but good company. ...

You're in rare but good company.

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03-01-24, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,488
Posted By terrymorse

I don't understand this statement. When pedaling...

I don't understand this statement. When pedaling hard, the tendency is for your butt to slide off the back of the saddle. This effect is more pronounced when pedaling up a steep grade. Pulling...
02-28-24, 01:08 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,493
Posted By genejockey

To be fair, it has been a while since we had a...

To be fair, it has been a while since we had a "Does A Heavier Bike Give You A Better Workout?" thread, and it's nearly Spring.
02-28-24, 12:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,493
Posted By Koyote

But you certainly could ride the "racing...

But you certainly could ride the "racing superbike" with the same effort and exertion and hence get the same workout...You'd just be a little faster for the same mileage.
02-27-24, 06:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,003
Posted By Calsun

With age there is a decline in strength but...

With age there is a decline in strength but usually an increase in endurance. Cardio and weight training are both important.

Interesting story about this fellow's exercise program that he started...
02-26-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,380
Posted By work4bike

Yeah, that is a good article, two of my favorite...

Yeah, that is a good article, two of my favorite quotes from the article:...
02-26-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,380
Posted By RChung

The 220-age formula was proposed by Fox and...

The 220-age formula was proposed by Fox and Haskell, and there's an interesting (and funny) story from the NYTimes from 2001 that goes into its history....
02-26-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ric Stern

First off congrats on getting on the bike,...

First off congrats on getting on the bike, building fitness, and improving your health. Nice work.

220 - age has a reasonable sized error to it. Robert Chung will correct, but off the top of my...
02-26-24, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By MoAlpha

If you had a prolonged episode of ectopic...

If you had a prolonged episode of ectopic tachycardia and remained asymptomatic while performing vigorous exercise, you are in pretty good shape!
02-25-24, 02:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,526
Posted By Pratt

That just might be the whole problem, it is not a...

That just might be the whole problem, it is not a coffee cup, it is a wine cup.
02-25-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,526
Posted By Polaris OBark

Almost every consumer transaction these days is a...

Almost every consumer transaction these days is a variant of the above.

This is why I have decided to forgo worldly possessions and become a Zen-master.

I'm down to 13 bikes in the garage, now.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 24,188
Posted By TiHabanero

I've been around cycling since 1971 and have very...

I've been around cycling since 1971 and have very fond memories of hookless rims. What a treat they were to deal with when mated to the wrong tire. Then I discovered hooked rims around 1978 and was...
02-25-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,523
Posted By ofajen

Some frequent leg exercises are split squats,...

Some frequent leg exercises are split squats, single and double leg squats, Romanian deadlifts single and double, step ups, and step downs. To strengthen and stabilize my knees. It’s worked great for...
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