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Weight Vs. Age data(8 posts)

Weight Vs. Age dataalansutton
May 29, 2003 3:59 PM
From the poll below, I because curious about age vs. weight. I quick glance at the data showed that there was no correlation between age and weight. However, I though about this more I hypothesized that older riders might actually weigh less than younger. I thought this might be due to the following:
1) Older riders might have more miles under their belt, thus less fat.
2) Younger people I know eat more that older people.
3) All the older riders I know are quite thin.
4) Younger riders have less free time to ride than older riders
(remember- all these observations are my own)

I did not take into account height due to time, but I might later.

Results: No correlation
Conclusion: Age has nothing to do with weight. I placed a trend line (BLACK LINE) across the data which shows a sight rise. But I don't think it's much of a slope, given the inaccuracy of this data model, to make a correlation.
Have fun.
re: Weight Vs. Age dataBruno S
May 29, 2003 4:03 PM
I think you would need to factor in the height as well. Maybe younger generations are taller than older.
not true in my casebianchi boy
May 29, 2003 6:37 PM
I was always skinny and could eat as much as I wanted until I hit about 30. Then my metabolism started slowing and I began gaining weight. Although I've lost weight since returning to cycling several years ago, my metabolism is still much slower and I find it very difficult to lose weight. If cycled as much when I was 28 as I do now, I would have been a bean pole. Now I don't seem to lose weight no matter how much I ride.
There seems to be a heckuva spike at 43 yrs...rwbadley
May 29, 2003 8:34 PM
wait a minute... I'm 43... not my fault!
Weight definetly does have something to do with age!Indurain 03
May 30, 2003 12:44 AM
We all know that as the body ages it's metabolism slows and lesser amounts of calories are able to be burned with the same amount of effort. When excess calories aren't able to be burned, they are stored as fat. How can you be so sure of your theory when it is based soley on your own observations?
My Badpitt83
May 30, 2003 4:19 AM
I'm 42 and 235lbs. Not a skinny whippet, but a Belgian Draft Ale Horse (Wait, that sounds good, a nice ale after a recovery ride!)
Older guys w/years of activity may weigh less, tooSilverback
May 30, 2003 8:06 AM
Another possibility is that people who are cycling in their 50s likely have been active most of their lives--not very many of us START at that age. In my case, I've got a solid 35 years of physical activity behind me. I'm not a whippet, but if I DIDN'T ride, I'd weigh as much as a Pontiac.
Just hope you don't look like an Azteck =) nmKG 361
May 30, 2003 10:01 AM