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comment Does massage really help recovering from muscle soreness
For soreness that comes from cycling, the quality of your recovery nutrition can have a noticeable effect on soreness of the legs.
Oct
19
comment Overestimated calorie burn on an elliptical
I agree with Tony, though I think his estimate is a little high. 600 calories/hour is a fairly high rate of effort; I think most people would be closer to 400-500 cal/hour for a moderate effort.
Oct
9
comment Aerobic vs anaerobic for better fat loss
I think your calorie burns are inflated. I doubt that you are burning more than 500 calories per hour playing soccer, and your running is also probably too much.
Oct
3
comment On smaller in between workout activies and the interpretation of resting phases
If your morning routine is focused on getting warmed up & loosened up, then great. If you are trying to work muscles that you just worked out hard the day before, then not-so-great.
Sep
25
comment Recommended max resistance on cycletrainers
JohnP is on the right track. I do 2-minute workouts at about 300 watts, which would very easily work on the trainers you are thinking about. I don't think you'd be able to put a lot more than that out because the connection of the roller to the tire will start slipping.
Aug
25
comment Relation of physical fitness and age
Joe Friel has done some good blog posts on this. The short answer is that High-intensity training seems to reduce the loss of fitness.
Jul
31
comment What exercise would get heart pumping fast very quickly?
I'd like to know why you are wanting to do this.
Jul
27
comment How much more cardio for fat loss?
Not only is 170 bpm likely too high, there is a lot of variability in maximum heart rate even for people at a specific age.
Jul
21
comment fastest way to burn calories?
My average wattage is around 190 watts. KJ in an hour = watts / 0.28
Jul
18
comment How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?
Note that heart rate to wattage factors are exercise specific; you aren't going to get the same value on a bicycle as you would on an eliptical
Jul
5
comment fastest way to burn calories?
I'm a serious recreational cyclist with a power meter on my bike, so I can measure how many calories I burn fairly accurately. It is really hard to burn more than 600 calories in hour; I recently went on a 30 mile ride and climbed 2000', and burned 1200 calories in two hours.
May
26
comment Learning about fitness for skiing
The book "Total skiing" might help you out; it has an approach that targets the kind of exercises that will help you.
Mar
10
comment What to drink during a triathlon
+1 on this. You could pick something that would work really well, or you could pick something that would give you gastrointestinal problems.
Dec
30
comment Please advise me on reducing my overweight, I am quite depressed and lost
Great answer. The weightlifting is especially important; the number of people who lose weight with weightlifting + aerobic exercise is significantly higher than those who just do aerobic exercise. I would also explore your diet; reducing refined sugar and simple starches (flour/rice/etc.) can help as well.
Jul
29
comment Training Program to become stronger alpine Skier?
I think it's unfair to the author to list the exercises he recommends, and I don't think it would work that well; the point of the evaluations is that they are used to decide which exercises are important.
Mar
28
comment Should cyclists use weight training to strengthen underutilized muscles?
If you cycle a lot for significant periods of time, you can lose a lot of upper-body mass. If you are trying to be a competitive cyclist, this can be a good thing. If you are worried about your long-term health, it can leave you weak and prone to osteoporosis. I lift fairly seriously a few times a week to counter the effect of my cycling. I agree with Dan that you should do a general weight-lifting approach, not try to focus on a specific muscles. I have found that deadlift is a good exercise to counter some of the back issues I was having...
Feb
7
comment Does losing weight impede endurance training (Specifically cycling but also in general)?
I started to write an answer, but it would help considerably if you explain why you are interested in the topic? Are you trying to lose weight and gain fitness at the same time? What is your current fitness level?
Jan
8
comment Is it normal to have heart palpitations in colder weather?
Please speak to a physician about this.
Sep
30
comment Can I get sugar and electrolytes from natural sources, as opposed to goo, during a race?
Sorry. Issues range from stomach pain/cramps to diarrhea.