Member30 January 2009 at 7:29 pm
im currently 9 and a half stone, and alot of that is in my legs i believe, as im a realy strong sprinter and have quite abit of muscle around that area
so say if i got down to 9 stone would i feel the diferance to my performance, a mean i no training im again going to gain weight as i build more muscle…
but then again i have abit of eccess fat around the belly 😀
Member30 January 2009 at 9:09 pm
damm ive just ate some cake, im a little heavier now 😆
Member30 January 2009 at 11:31 pm
Performance to a certain degree depends on ones power-to-weight ratio. To make this better, you can either increase power, decrease weight or both.
Gaining pure muscle weight is far more difficult than losing body fat. Try for 9stone but make sure that by losing weight you don’t weaken the muscles, so no fasting to excess.
One of my keys to losing weight used to be to try and go to bed slightly hungry rather than full.
Member31 January 2009 at 12:05 am
I’ve noticed a difference going from 15.5 stone to 14.5 stone, hills seam easier then again could be the bike which is 10lbs lighter than my old one or both.
You dont see many fat riders in the TDF though
Member31 January 2009 at 7:45 am
Marty, at you age the last thing you need to consider is losing weight. You are growing and will get bigger and heavier. FACT. Power to weight ratio on a bike is imprtant but for you it is more important to train smarter.
If you were a 20st 40-year-old I’d say lose seven stones but you’re not. Eat a healthy balanced diet and improve how you train and you’ll improve enormously and you’ll never have a weight problem
Member31 January 2009 at 8:20 am
Marty, at you age the last thing you need to consider is losing weight. You are growing and will get bigger and heavier.
Power to weight ratio on a bike is imprtant but for you it is more important to train smarter.
Eat a healthy balanced diet and improve how you train and you’ll improve enormously and you’ll never have a weight problem
Very very true, you MUST at this stage in your life, eat a healthy well balanced diet, and forget all notions about bodyweight, until your body is fully developed.
Given this type of diet and the current training you are doing it would be unlikely for you to gain weight that is “unnecessary”.
Member31 January 2009 at 9:29 am
Sorry, had a ‘senior moment’ and forgot that you’re very young, Marty. 😳
Must agree with Harry and Gunner; eat well with good nutritious food and see how things develop. 😛
Member31 January 2009 at 1:19 pm
i eat pritty good, but i eat loads at times 😀 cos once i have a big meal like 5 mins later my belly tells me im hungry again, dont no why, my science teacher said it had a name…
tbh i think i’ll loose abit natuarly as im training hard now
and im not sure if i’ll gain any more weight with muscle, as my legs allready gained allot of muscle, and my sprints have become very very good, i was beating a pritty gd 21 year old in the sprint intervals we were doing the other night 😀 they all reckon a should ride track but a think its boring…
but the legs muscle’s will probalys tone up if you no what a mean.
do you’s think upper body matters as much, or will this just come of riding