ADVICE ON PUSH BIKE AND TRAINER PLEASE

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If your pushing the pedals then you appreciate every ounce of assistance, Lycra is the only way :D, agree you look a C but a slippery, cutting through wind C that is lol.
Totally agree with Bright clothes and lights, its my only excuse to step out the door with florescent yellow shoes, clothes and matching glasses. What a COOL looking C I am :cool::p
If you are training to get fit, then every bit of resistance is welcome, surely. You're not in the Tour DER bl00dy france ffs!
 
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What’s really funny is that even when riding a bike attached to a trainer in their garage / gym / living room I suspect the majority of users are still kitted out in head to toe Lycra...

I go as far as wearing cycling shorts - but that’s because I have a sensitive ar$e and a pointy saddle!
I've got an idea, rather than putting padding in your shorts which quite frankly make to look like you've have accident or just incontinent get a better saddle!

Note: I'm not anti-cyclist, I used to cycle to work before 2012...i.e before people had heard of Wiggins...I used to cycle in 'normal' shorts, never had any issues.
 
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I've got an idea, rather than putting padding in your shorts which quite frankly make to look like you've have accident or just incontinent get a better saddle!

Note: I'm not anti-cyclist, I used to cycle to work before 2012...i.e before people had heard of Wiggins...I used to cycle in 'normal' shorts, never had any issues.
Just because you have a leathery ar$e doesn’t mean everyone does?!

The saddle works well in terms of what it is intended for, but I just need some extra padding to prevent me from having to walk like a cowboy...
 
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Oooh and that's another thing, one for the first world problems of the 21st century thread. Recording your heart rate/speed/distance/cadence. Does anyone actually look at the data? Or is it actually just brag for facebook?
 
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I bought a heart rate monitor as have not done what I feel has been any sustained meaningful exercise since I stopped playing 11 a side football 23 years ago at 23. It would be silly to do this without monitoring it. A lot can happen to a heart in 23 years. The doctors advise it for good reason.
 
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You use the heart rate monitor to see how hard you can push yourself. You may feel knackered, but if you are not hitting your peak heart rate you still have a little left in the tank (so to speak).
Boys and their toys.
 
You use the heart rate monitor to see how hard you can push yourself. You may feel knackered, but if you are not hitting your peak heart rate you still have a little left in the tank (so to speak).
Boys and their toys.
Also for not going boyond your MAX (or assumed max, 220-age as a general rule) over and above max your just damaging yourself.
 
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Also for not going boyond your MAX (or assumed max, 220-age as a general rule) over and above max your just damaging yourself.

Bit over simplistic. I'm quite comfortable (OK not comfortable, but neither am I dying) at about 185 and I'm 47. My resting heart rate is <60 but it goes up in a hurry when I exercise. Doc tells me it's totally normal. If I try to do the weight loss programmes on most kit, I'm simply not putting much effort in before the alarms go off and the rapid response paramedics tackle me to the ground so they can de-fibrilate me ;)
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GeoffCapes

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Bit over simplistic. I'm quite comfortable (OK not comfortable, but neither am I dying) at about 185 and I'm 47. My resting heart rate is <60 but it goes up in a hurry when I exercise. Doc tells me it's totally normal. If I try to do the weight loss programmes on most kit, I'm simply not putting much effort in before the alarms go off and the rapid response paramedics tackle me to the ground so they can de-fibrilate me ;)
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I used my heart rate monitor on Friday, my resting rate is around 60 however, I was quite surprised that my average heart rate was only 142 and maxed at 166.
This would suggest that either I was't trying hard enough or my heart is in tip top condition.
Judging from the puddle of sweat on the floor I would suggest it's the later. (hopefully).
 
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Bit over simplistic. I'm quite comfortable (OK not comfortable, but neither am I dying) at about 185 and I'm 47. My resting heart rate is <60 but it goes up in a hurry when I exercise. Doc tells me it's totally normal. If I try to do the weight loss programmes on most kit, I'm simply not putting much effort in before the alarms go off and the rapid response paramedics tackle me to the ground so they can de-fibrilate me ;)
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Catman - do you have a history of doing lots of long duration, reasonable intensity endurance activities? Former long distance runner, swimmer, etc...

I know a few people who come from that type of background who have what is often described as a free-revving heart, which means they only need to exercise lightly for their heart rate to jump from resting to 150/160 ish, but they are actually incredibly well conditioned aerobically. When I was much younger, I used to train with a group of competitive club / county runners, who were all pretty similar in terms of finishing times and talent, but some in the group would finish a run at 140bpm, and others would be at 180+... All for the same perceived effort level...
 

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Read some where that Miguel Induráin had a rest heart beat that was so slow it would have killed most people and a flat out heart rate so high it would have done the same, his fitness levels were amazing.
 

GeoffCapes

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Read some where that Miguel Induráin had a rest heart beat that was so slow it would have killed most people and a flat out heart rate so high it would have done the same, his fitness levels were amazing.
Very true! His resting heart rate was 28bpm. :oops::oops::oops:

Which quite frankly is ridiculous.

That also reminds me, I need to put his autobiography (the English version) on my Christmas list.
 
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Catman - do you have a history of doing lots of long duration, reasonable intensity endurance activities? Former long distance runner, swimmer, etc...

I know a few people who come from that type of background who have what is often described as a free-revving heart, which means they only need to exercise lightly for their heart rate to jump from resting to 150/160 ish, but they are actually incredibly well conditioned aerobically. When I was much younger, I used to train with a group of competitive club / county runners, who were all pretty similar in terms of finishing times and talent, but some in the group would finish a run at 140bpm, and others would be at 180+... All for the same perceived effort level...
I may have to answer that carefully. I find this topic incredibly confusing as my perception of long distance runners etc would certainly not be me. I have a massive mental block on it, but my doctor (at the time when I was worried I was bradycardiac) described me as an athlete.

I used to run quite regularly. 9-10 minute miles but 4 miles min maybe 4 times per week. Probably maintaining 140 bpm Half hearted half marathon training got me up to 10 about 4 years ago, but in terms of history, I only took it up about 15 years back.

Do you think that meets the definition? Freewheeling seems a good phrase.

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