Originally posted by kmac27There is NO chance you would need to get rid of some "fat" around your stomach at 8% body fat.
i'm 19 and just getting into biking again. freshmen year of highschool i had broken both of my hips. running just isn't an option to try to get my body in tip top shape again. i've been biking 10 miles a day but still i want to try to get rid of some extra fat around the stomach. i'm just curious as to how many miles the bikers that are in good shape ride. also i'm a weight lifter. i'm about 173 lbs with about 8% body fat give or take.
Originally posted by kmac27I think you need a new set of calipers
doubtful i dont have fat except around the stomach. i dont think it helps that i overeat a lot. who doesn't love food. most people dont have a 6 pack that i know of that have more than 7%
Originally posted by kmac27Hills build strength, which is good
lol thanks for the info. i'm just getting into it because i want to stay healthy. my family has high cholesterol and high blood pressure. my uncle died at 52 this year and i'd like to live quiet a bit longer than that. my cholesterol is 181 which is high for someone my age. even though i've been working my ass off to try to lower it. also when i go biking i d ...[text shortened]... ever. ne ways thanks for your info i was planning on some long bike rides this summer too ;-)
Originally posted by trevor33What rubbish.
how far can you ride in 30 mins? you be able to do at least 20km (about 12 miles) before you try a 'long ride'
Originally posted by rhbto be in decent shape for a long ride (for me) i would have to be able to do 20km in 30 mins or i would burn out after an hour. saying that a long ride for me is 80-100km cycling pretty quickly.
24mph ave before attempting a long ride? You're having a laugh.
I cycled 100 miles on Sat ave 14.5mph, and 55 Sun ave 16.5 mph. My best for an hour would be 18 to 19 miles, never done an out an out TT over 1hr though (to confirm this).
Originally posted by trevor33Did you ride with a chain gang, how many years cycling did you do previously, are you recovering from both hips being broken? Your advice is not very focused towards someone looking to start or improve their cycling after injury. It'd be the same as me telling a beginner runner to not go beyond 5 miles until they can run sub 6 min miles for the entire distance. Would put most people off trying.
to be in decent shape for a long ride (for me) i would have to be able to do 20km in 30 mins or i would burn out after an hour. saying that a long ride for me is 80-100km cycling pretty quickly.
i just started cycling again 3 months ago and it took about a month to get back to doing 20k in 30 mins.
Originally posted by kmac27how far did you go?
thanks for the info i just rode my bike for 2 hrs. the first 40 mins were 20 minutes to work and 20 mins home from work. 15 minute break then rode again for an hour and 20 minutes. man it felt good. how much calories is usually burned in an hour biking? any guesses?