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Height/Weight Questions...(9 posts)

Height/Weight Questions...KRider
Aug 1, 2003 10:00 AM
What is an average body weight for most racers (pro)? How about riders in the tour?

Personally, I'm 5'11" and 135-140 lbs (fluctuate). Just curious if this about right. What about body fat percentages? Yes, I know, a lot of questions. Thanx to anyone who can give me some info!

KavuRider
You want their weight before or after the tour?firstrax
Aug 1, 2003 10:16 AM
I think most team websites post the stats.
re: Height/Weight Questions...wspokes
Aug 1, 2003 10:27 AM
When I did race (not pro but I was in good shape)
6' 1/2 inch at 135-140 fluctuate...
body fat was around 5% (done through research study in college at PSU Hershey Med Ctr)...
Now (retired?)
same height...more round...haha...actually not bad but 165-170 pounds. don't know body fat...don't want to know.

It sounds like you are pretty good weight for racing and riding!

If you want Pro..ask Aarontoy...just kidding!!!!
Question about that research...KRider
Aug 1, 2003 10:49 AM
I'm interested in doing VO2 max tests and such. How did you get into doing that research? A side project in College? I live near ASU here in AZ, wondering if I could apply that. Really interested in the whole idea of nutritional research and such.

Any tips/suggestions/comments?

KavuRider
Question about that research...wspokes
Aug 1, 2003 7:35 PM
I rarely attended my classes in college...mostly clinicals only and biked the rest of the time. about 40-75 miles per day. 4-6 days a week and races on the weekends.At Hershey they had a sign up about testing. I took an application and filled it out. They chose people from all walks of culture from couch potatoes to active. I got chosen and went in to do the research study. I had the VO2 and all that jazz done too but I have long misplaced the info. I remember the body fat the most because I was the lowest in the group. After all the testing we met with different specialists and one was a nutritionalist...they told me to start eating milkshakes?!?

I would check with the local college and keep an eye out for various studies. Contact the research departments. I got paid $50 to undergo this test.

Any more questions, email me wspokes@penn.com
On the weekends I rarely check the RBR list because I use dial up and it is SLOW...at work...it is nice and speedy!
re: Height/Weight Questions...Rubberbandman
Aug 1, 2003 12:49 PM
6', 135lbs.! Dude you have to be kidding! Where are you from, Ethiopia! I'm 6'1" and 170lb and body is around 5%. I couldn't imagine being 30 lb less.
LOL!! not ethiopia...wspokes
Aug 1, 2003 7:45 PM
From Pennsylvania...I was always tall and lanky. I have a scary picture I will scan sometime and even post here. I am standing alongside my mom...looks like a huge daddy longlegs with an old vetta helmet and the worst tights and sunglasses! haha.

I am about 165 pounds now and probably 8-9% body fat. I was a tall skinny lanky cross country runner who started cycling because I sucked at competitive running. I quickly took to being one of the best hill climbers around! Interestingly enough, I think I am slower on the hills now (weight or age?) but I believe I am overall a better all arounder for riding and feel taht I may even be faster than I was when I was younger and raced. I have attached a post skinny pic!

BTW, 5% at 6'1" and 170 is excellent!
re: thats nothing...klippur
Aug 2, 2003 11:11 AM
I'm 6'4.5" and I weigh in at about 180 lbs. I eat like a friggin horse too but just can't seem to gain any weight. don't know what my body fat % is, but can't be much. I'm all legs too, my inseam is about 38.5". needless to say I have trouble finding a bike that will fit me.

klip
re: thats nothing...gatrbt
Aug 2, 2003 4:47 PM
you guys suck ....5'9" 200lbs ....I eat a carrot and gain ....:)