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Old 06-13-2011, 05:44 PM   #41
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Thanks for this thread...

I am 34, 5'7, and 220 lbs. So I'm very overweight. I smoke like a chimney.

... but...

I AM used to the heat. I valet parked for 12 years (several of those in Las Vegas). Valet parking cars in the desert for years gets you acclimated to that in a real hurry. My legs are very strong from all years of running. Alas... it's been 3 years so the weight has piled on... My problem is diet... working on it and doing well. I have lost 23 lbs in 12 weeks. It's a lifestyle change. I want to further that by getting a track specific exercise routine. I have definitely have been thinking about spinning class. I admit i was kind of embarassed with that idea so I've been a little hesitant but I am glad to have heard it here.
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Just ride a bicycle dude...ham, quad, calve, and core strength...
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I do knee bends making sure my thighs are parallel to the floor. It's not necessary to use a barbell or dumbbells.
sounds like the Asian Squat.

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Is that what you do and recommend?
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Is that what you do and recommend?
Yes. ESPECIALLY if you're only doing body weight squats.
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Fitness is a topic that comes up constantly when our group talks about track days. With the heat coming on strong it's becoming even more important to make sure your body can endure the strenous activity expected of it. For me personally, I find that the better my stamina and strength the more I'm able to concentrate out there on the track. No nagging thoughts of fatigue or pain to get in the way.

So take the time and share what you do to get your body ready for the track. Please include your general build in your information. I find that bigger guys need more focus on certain areas than smaller guys.

For me, stairs and jumping jacks. Lots of both. Good cardio and plenty of focus on building those leg muscles up for endurance. I do them to the point that I hate the people that invented them. I mix in pull ups, push ups, crunches, and various other core exercises, but stairs and jumping jacks help me the most on the bike. I'm 5'8", 155lbs.

So anyone else have a good routine or particular exercise that they feel helps them survive the day?
One of my old training regimens for endurance racing was taking my CRF250 up to the Sam Houstion National Forest while its 100+ degrees outside and ride the westside 18 mile loop to warm up and then do the 30 miler. If you can do those at a quick pace without passing out, then trackdays will become a walk in the park
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