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Exercise. Fitness and a bit less of the fatness

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@pam w,
We have faith in ya, ain't no mountain high enough and you will survive.
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Oh yes, I shall certainly survive - but nothing to boast about!
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To be fair to Weathercam, him getting up these steep hills at the rate he does without exploading is a milestone for him as a 7kg drop is for Hellsbells.
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@Frosty the Snowman,

Maybe this helps ....


http://youtube.com/v/yeLQwNgU_Qo
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pam w wrote:
...... but nothing to boast about!....


@pam w, no you've just posted the fact that you're doing it in circa three or four different threads, and those are just the ones I've happened to read rolling eyes

And re cycling up hills, that post in this thread was about the guy I did it with and his immense effort and mindset doing stuff like that, in much the same way as Scarpa's brother, if you want it that much you can do it - bit like a sportswear Co's slogan.
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if I can't get out on the MTB or go mountain walking because of weather or other commitments I'm on the cross trainer in the cellar - this really motivates me to do something outside in the summer.
I find this incredibly hard to do. My solution over the last few months has been to go to 'spinning' classes at least twice a week. Along with consciously cutting out everything that contains sugar from my diet, so, obviously, chocolate and sweets, but more importantly stuff like joghurt and processed fruit juice. Along with skiing and walking the dog (well biking the dog actually) I've come down from 93 to 84 Kg since September. Have now flattened off at 84, probably because I drink too much beer again... Still, not so bad. Has improved the whole experience on the MTB for me as an added bonus.


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pam w wrote:
Oh yes, I shall certainly survive - but nothing to boast about!
It's all relative snowHead
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Steilhang wrote:
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if I can't get out on the MTB or go mountain walking because of weather or other commitments I'm on the cross trainer in the cellar - this really motivates me to do something outside in the summer.
I find this incredibly hard to do. My solution over the last few months has been to go to 'spinning' classes at least twice a week. Along with conciously cutting out everything that contains sugar from my diet, so, obviously, chocolate and sweets, but more importantly stuff like joghurt and processed fruit juice. Along with skiing and walking the dog (well biking the dog actually) I've come down from 93 to 84 Kg since September. Have now flattened off at 84, probably because I drink too much beer again... Still, not so bad. Has improved the whole experience on the MTB for me as an added bonus.


Good for you. I'm working shifts at the moment (until approx. the end of the year when some more trading systems are fully automated). It's hard to find a class I can attend on a regular basis as they are all geared around normal office working hours. I hate gyms and signing up for a gym membership just to go spinning every other week doesn't make much sense. I have TV, Amazon prime, Netflix and music in the cellar so it's not too bad. Yes space is a bit tight as naturally that's where we keep the bodies here in Austria. wink
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@DB, cheers. I do a lot of similar stuff that my physio gave me to get ski fit. Knacks the other knackered bits snowHead Getting old sucks
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you've just posted the fact that you're doing it in circa three or four different threads

I'm proud of the fact that I'm doing it - it's a challenge for me as I've never been a "cyclist" - and have much appreciated the helpful encouragement and support I've had. In the same way, Hells Bells is proud of her progress in losing weight, and FtS pleased to be feeling so much fitter. But that's quite different from boasting about my achievement, which will be miniscule. And even I, prolix as I can be, would struggle to compete with the column inches we've had from you about the heights you have scaled, skinned or spun.
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@DB, I can see that the bodies would get in the way. It's a problem.
We have a very nice gym here in Gauting, with nice views onto the surrounding fields and river, so I also use it for sauna and just generally doing some exercises, and as an escape from the teenagers at home. Works for me.
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Steilhang wrote:
@DB, I can see that the bodies would get in the way. It's a problem.
We have a very nice gym here in Gauting, with nice views onto the surrounding fields and river, so I also use it for sauna and just generally doing some exercises, and as an escape from the teenagers at home. Works for me.


Yeah I don't know how many more dutch internet trolls I can fit in here. Sounds a great setup you've got, nice part of the world there with great ski connections. We don't have any gyms like that out here in the village, getting in and out of Vienna is 40+ mins each way so until next year it's "Keller arbeit".
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Feeling a bit pleased just now , having put on a fair bit of weight with the knee problem that I have had and being a little overweight before that I have been trying to lose weight since first skiing holiday of the year which was essentially a non skiing holiday due to the knee, though it doesn't sound as bad as many in the knee thread.
On three successive weigh in's this week I am down to an official healthy BMI having lost around 14kg. Aim is to lose another 8-10kg which would stick me in the middle of the healthy range. Mrs T Bar is getting concerned that it would make me look a bit scrawny but I want a bit of room for error. and less pressure on the knees for skiing.
Planning to get an ebike for commuting to work and hoping that may help.
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@T Bar, 14kg loss is immense, well done! how far is the commute, as a non ebike may do you and the knee more good!
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@T Bar, excellent news Happy
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@kitenski,
The commute is around 11-12 miles each way depending on precise route. I used to do it on a non e bike the problem is that there is around 200m of climbing each way and on the way home most of it is in a single relatively steep climb and physio has told me too avoid hills when cycling.
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@kitenski, @Hells Bells,
Thanks very much as well.
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Another kilo ticked off this week.
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Result!!!!!!!

and T Bar, wow, great effort


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Weathercam wrote:
pam w wrote:
...... but nothing to boast about!....


@pam w, no you've just posted the fact that you're doing it in circa three or four different threads, and those are just the ones I've happened to read rolling eyes


LOL, pot, kettle, black; never knowingly under posted??
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Another kilo ticked off this week.


Nice work!
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@T Bar, awesome! Add some press ups, chin ups and squats to keep Mrs T-Bar happy 😉
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@Frosty the Snowman, @BobinCH,
Many thanks , trying to do a bit of resistance work , but I have to confess I have never been exactly a powerhouse.

@Hells Bells,
Brilliant great stuff. snowHead snowHead
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HIIT

I jog regularly, and have decided recently to incorporate some High Intensity Interval Training within the jog. As I am reasonably old at 49, I decided to do a check on my heart rate whilst I was doing what I have been doing.

My normal run took about 1 hour 6 minutes from when I reset the heart monitor to until I took the strap off. I averaged 142 hbpm, with a HI score of 174. Total calories burned (my monitor is nonsence) = 794 calories!

So I run half of the distance at a slowish easy pace for me. Then on the return, I do 4 or 5 20/30 second all out sprints and then slow to a gentle pace. Before each sprint my heart rate will be about 130-140 and at the end it will be 160-170.

This made me check previous statistics on my runs. Interestingly about 4-5 years ago, 174 was the highest reading on one of my runs (when I was doing time trials over a certain distance). 135-140 is my normal average heart rate over a shorter jogging time depending on how fast I run.

For me these recent figures look consistent with my historical statistics.

I have done a maximum heart rate test before in which I got over 200. I do not do that anymore, and believe it is bad idea for oldies like me. What is interesting though is that the formula for maximum heart rate for someone my age is 170-174 which is bang on my highest reading. (which occurs within some sprints)

What heart rate zone am I working in? (I am thinking twilight zone!)
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I hope it went well @pam w.

I lost 20lb (9kg) in 7 weeks this summer and have maintained the loss, all by doing the 5:2 diet. I also added in some exercise each morning and have got bigger (legs, arms, shoulders) so the weight loss is actually more than the scales say. This has been easy to do.

I now fast one day a week and eat/drink normally (well, maybe my drinking isn't normal) for the rest of the week and I have maintained my new weight.

The cycling benefits of being lighter have been useful and my 50 mile rides are now comfortably under 3 hours. I'm doing 2x 25 miles and 2x 50 miles, every week but that's because my GF is training for a 400 mile ride in October.

Losing weight needn't mean months of rabbit food.
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