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Barbara Ann

What about bicycling?
« on: May 28, 2007, 05:57:45 pm »
I really need to loose about 50 lbs. What are your opinions about cycling to loose weight? If cycling is not your choice, what is?


Re: What about bicycling?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 06:18:03 pm »
Its a good choice if you really push your speed up so you have some aerodynamic resistance.
If you see the calory chart you'll see that calorie expended really shoots up past a certain speed.
At a low speed (how most people ride their bike), you expend less energy bicycling than doing a
brisk fast walk.

Myself, I do 20 minute, close to 30 mph intervals on a slowly rolling terrain and probably expend
close to 1000 calories in just that small amount of times
But, I've been doing this at a high level for a long time, don't try this at home ;-).


Re: What about bicycling?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 07:30:31 am »
Cycling is probably the best exercise you can do. I ride around ten miles a day. I hook up a trailer though to the back of my bike and pull my 25lb son in it. Talk about a work out!!

I like bicycling because it pretty much works the legs and stomach. It does NOT build up the upper body wich I am trying to lose mass on.

I would reccomend starting out slowly or try just walking two-three miles a day for a couple of weeks and then start riding. Gradually build up your distance and speed.