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Weight loss through Biking
#11
"Buzz" Wrote:Remember i am a Runt.


LOL, Didnt want to bring that up. But to put in perspective I weight as much as you and your bike and a bit more.  >Sad
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#12
"Buzz" Wrote:Remember i am a Runt.

Likewise!  I'm like a normal person, but in miniature...
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#13
"Deadpool2e" Wrote:LOL, not the best pulling line that one  Wink

Andy i have put on a bit, but looking at the pics from Afan they are not good. Maybe it just hanging with you skinny gits..
Again Andy you dont need to lose any more weight.
Yeah don't need to, but want to though.
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#14
"Treehugger" Wrote:Yeah don't need to, but want to though.

Why then? not being padantic  Wink
you looked very lean at Afan
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#15
Andy: Just looking at your Afan photos and I saw your "fat pic" one. [EDIT: Named that by Andy, not my use of words] When I looked at that before I thought it was someone else, now I realise it was you! Nice weight saving!

A friend from uni was about 19 stone and he started going to the gym a couple of times a week and then taking up running and is now 13. He also has the rather brilliant same first name as me but he is older so clearly the inferior Mk1 whereas I am the refined and improved Mk2 heh
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#16
Mark

There are certain body types and no matter what you do you will always be the same so its a case of manament rather than change. You are rated out of 6 i believe in a ratio  for example you would be 3:2:1 endo to ecto, pretty similar to myself.

Typical traits of an ectomorph:
Small “delicate� frame and bone structure
Classic “hardgainer�
Flat chest
Small shoulders
Thin
Lean muscle mass
Finds it hard to gain weight
Fast metabolism


Typical traits on a Mesomorph:
Athletic
Hard body with well defined muscles
Rectangular shaped body
Strong
Gains muscle easily
Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs

Typical traits of an Endomorph:
Soft and round body
Gains muscle and fat very easily
Is generally short and “stocky�
Round physique
Finds it hard to lose fat
Slow metabolism


One major thing i do is i forget all about weight and concentrate on body fat percentage.

How much body fat is healthy?

For a male age up to 39 a healthy range is 10% to 20% body fat..  to give you an idea mine is at about 22% but that is in my older age range healthy zone but for me getting down to and keeping it at 20% is a constant target.

I use scales that measure body fat and weight... about £20 of the internet.



So how to go about actually losing body fat....  as the guys are saying, long steady rides, not road riding for me but routes with steady climbs etc

The other thing you can do is increase muscle by cross training but that would be extremely differcult in your situation though... that said swimming would be very benefical to you and as a natural muscle gainer you would start to improve upper body shape and strentgh quite quickly.


Probably the most effective thing for you though would be to mantain or increase the amount of calories you burn whilst cutting down your intake....

There are 2 main ways to do this...   one is to reduce your portion sizes but quite often the amount is not the problem but the type of foods being eaten....   cut out complex carbohydrate... a big bowl of pasta is in fact not health whereas a small amount of pasta with protein and vegtables is balanced.

So cut down on complex carbs and bulk up meals with veg or salad if you are hungry... that said i drink a pint of water with every meal and rarely end up hungry.

The second thing is timing... do not eat late... if you have a main meal at 19:00 you will be sleeping whilst your body is deciding what to do with it... straight to storage.. aka fat

Make your lunchtime meal the one at which you eat complex carbs.. in the evening stick to a little protein and someveg, salad or fruit (fruit contains lots of fructuse, a simple sugar so not too much fruit at night)


So i guess i got right into that reply....  longer steadier rides and very little or no complex carb after 15:00 and you will be a racing snake in no time...  i'm thinking i should be taking some of my own advice

Cheers
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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#17
Hmm I cant do that late night no eating thing. I have a reasonable size meal at 6 then start snacking again at 8 for a while,  bed at midnight or after, up at 7, bowl of cereal, snack cereal bars etc all day with couple of ham salad rolls for lunch and lots of cups of tea
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#18
&quot;Breezer&quot; Wrote:Andy: Just looking at your Afan photos and I saw your "fat pic" one. [EDIT: Named that by Andy, not my use of words] When I looked at that before I thought it was someone else, now I realise it was you! Nice weight saving!

A friend from uni was about 19 stone and he started going to the gym a couple of times a week and then taking up running and is now 13. He also has the rather brilliant same first name as me but he is older so clearly the inferior Mk1 whereas I am the refined and improved Mk2 heh
Why thank you sir Wink

Just to elaborate on what i said earlyer, medically speaking i don't NEED to loose any more weight as i am probably in the ideal section for BMI etc, just feel i could loose a bit more from around the hips, and chest. I still had some squidgy bits at 11 1/2 stone so reccon i can get down to around 11 without starving myself or doing anything different from what i am doing now. Just got to kick this chocolate and cake habbit i seem to have developed over the last couple of weeks :Smile

Mark- When you say you binge occasionally, what sort of stuff are you eating? If you eat a lot of biscuits, chocolate bars etc then try replacing them with fruit, cereal bars etc. I used to always have either Neutra grain bars or bananas in the van for when i got peckish. Basically you should eat something every time you are hungry, you've just got to make sure it's the right stuff and not fall back into bad eating habits again.  I assume your general diet is ok as you've lost a shed load of weight already.
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#19
Agree Andy but cereal bars and nutrigrains aren't as healthy as you might think so be careful!
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#20
You need to decide what you want to acheive & why.  Do you want to look better or do you want to ride better?
The amount of fat you carry is a simple case of input versus output.  If you eat shedloads of shite & don't excercise you'll be larger than if you eat reasonably & excercise plenty.
Your body needs fat to work properly, but obviously too much can be very bad for you.
It's remarkably easy to up your excercise levels, but how easy it is to shift that last little bit of weight depends on your make up as Mbnut has explained.
Simple ideas,  never walk up the stairs again; run.  Never take a lift if there are stairs.  A few push ups & sit ups everyday build muscle mass & increase heart rate, all good.  Drive to the shops, no walk or run.  Go for a walk in your lunch break.  Go & play with the kids, football, cycling whatever.... even throwing the baby up & down a bit more makes a difference.  I often sit on the setee bouncing my 3 year old on my feet - it's great for the thighs.
Also, you should remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so you might be heavier than average, but if you are stronger than average you will be.
Lastly, racing snakes get ill easily, get cold easily, aren't nescessarliy any faster & are usually slower to fix - As I said before what & WHY?
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