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Q 4 the large fella's.(3 posts)

Q 4 the large fella's.Canidraftyou
Jan 12, 2004 7:24 PM
I'm late making the inquiry, but here I go.
I got a cycling buddy that weights 165 pounds and gives all kinds of advise on weight loss.LMAO, just another moment where large guys should never listen to little people.

He is always on my @ss about my weight during the off season so when I start my training for the upcoming season I can work on developing the muscles for cycling not so much developing them in the gym.

This is what I have been doing for the last few yrs. Work my @ss off in the gym during the off season (legs) and shed pounds during the base period. Not great results, but getting faster each year. I take in a lot of carbs during the base phase and do a more balanced diet during the build phase.

Of course I'm not talking about 5 or 10 pounds, we're talking about 15 to 20 pounds.

Anyone out there focus on weight loss during the off season and rebuild during the training season?

Peace out
Loose the weight in the off season.bimini
Jan 13, 2004 8:15 AM
Trying to starve the body during hard training or racing is not a good idea from anything and everything I have read.

I'm currently using a Carb restricted diet (Southbeach)to shed weight in the offseason. I'm on my second week and have lost 5 pounds, my goal is 15 which would put me at 165. Too soon to tell if I will get to and maintain my goal. I'm doing modest rides but nothing long or tough. I bonk if I ride over 45 minutes to an hour right now.

The Southbeach allows you to add back in good (slow digesting) carbs after the first two weeks. When I start serious training I will add some more carbs back in to prevent bonking or muscle damage. I hope to have all the weight off by then.
So 180 is big, thats my goal...lol.Canidraftyou
Jan 25, 2004 2:35 PM
So 180 is big, thats my goal...lol.

I have used my base phase for weight lose. Build phase i bring the diet back up and reduce a ton of training hours during the build phase.

We'll see. Good luck to you.

Peace out,