Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Zyzz was an avid rider of bikes and looked pretty good.


    Why would you need to drop down to 3 days because of cycling? Body will adapt to it.
     
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    Probably a lot of truth to this. My classmates who are cyclists probably get about 50g of protein a day and are always ordering salads and shit. They look like amorphous blobs, and most of them have guts despite going on these marathon bike rides.
     
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    Fuji sometimes I find it hard to tell if you are being sarcastic or not. This is one of those times.
     
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    fuji u love dat pic

    I dunno, I just recently went back up to 4 days a week and It's not going well. I train / sleep better when doing 3 days a week for some reason.
     
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    cereal, zyzz rode bikes all the time.


    If you lift better on 3 days a week no point in doing 4 then. I thought you meant the volume from cycling would force you to drop a day.
     
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    In all reality, cycling 6 miles is NOT that time consuming. If you're pushing yourself even moderately, you can cycle about 10 miles in 15-16 minutes. I think the extra activity would definitely help you athletically, Coldsnap - it won't EVER hurt you to be able to do something cardio-wise beyond 10 minutes.

    I'll never forget running once with a big lifter - he couldn't jog for more than 10 minutes without needing to stop and almost throw up. I may not have squatted as much as he, but I sure could do more stuff than he'd ever hope.
     
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    I probably would have anyways. I can't over exaggerate how bad my conditioning is. I ride my bike to the post office to mail stuff to members here and its like .5miles away, on the way back its mostly uphill and I am knocking on deaths door by the time I get home.
     
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    I guess it is said that the best cardio for you is a cardio you will do, however I would not choose biking. Just unnatural, uncomfortable. Rowing and hill sprints are solid, imo.
     
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    Dude...when they're talking about zyzz riding bikes, they're talking about him being on celltech.:satisfied:
     
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    LOL'd hard.

    Yeah, moderate biking = 40mph.

    Realistically, with his conditioning, it's probably a 30 minute bike ride for 6 miles. I mean, it's not going to destroy his weightroom progress or anything, but I personally wouldn't do it.
     
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    I think you've got your figures twisted. You realize that you're saying that pushing yourself moderately, you could keep a 40mph pace for 15 minutes on a flat road?

    I'm sorry but that's just flat out wrong. That's pro-level right there.
     
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    whoops :embar: - you're right. I meant half that. 5 miles in 15 minutes. I normally combine my biking/running total and that was the number in my head. I'll run 5-6 and then bike 5-6 on a given cardio day.

    45 minutes running -> 6 miles, 15 minutes biking -> another 6. Hour of cardio.
     
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    I think anyone that "likes" cardio is an alien.
     
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    Never said I "liked" it, but it's not the Japanese death march many make it out to be.
     
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