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Old 09-08-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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Im out of shape.

for the "in shape" racers, and pro track day peeps lol, what should I work on to help me get around the track?

After putting in a good days worth of work yesterday, im sore alllll over. Mostly thighs butalso a little bit of forearms/wrists.

also, conditioning. Im 29 and feel like Im 80. I can do MAYBE 5-6 laps full pace and then im completely spent. My races last 6 laps and Id like to be 100% for all of em.


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mountain biking..as, cut the cokes out, and drink lots of water and gatoraide

and if you wrists are hurting, grip harder with my legs when you brake
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Mountain biking for sure, also look at a good CORE workout. Get your core strong and endurance with that. Look into a HIIT program. works well and only in the gym 45 min
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LOL LOSE WEIGHT BY STOP EATTING TWINKIES EVERYDAY!! ROFL
Actually, I have a soft spot for those hostess ding-dongs... I eat like 4 a day
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Bubby said you could start with some push aways!!!

Stretch!!! Being flexable will help as well as cardio!!!
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been wanting to buy a bike...anyone got a used one for cheap? no time or extra money for a gym membership....
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btw, thanx for the replys, keep em coming, this thread could be used by alot more than me.
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Bike, evan if it is stationary to get some leg strength and a little running wont hurt also. You were looking good out there though at MSR
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Chris you can do a HIIT program at home. Home gym or a few dumbells
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Actually, I have a soft spot for those hostess ding-dongs... I eat like 4 a day
I know man i feel ur pain, i like shipleys every now and then!!! Plus its free!!
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #13
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oh, forogt to mention, we have a "Total Gym" here(in my bedroom no less) lol

but I havent used it. Anyone use it?
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the one chuck uses. LOL


Make it work bro
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the one chuck uses. LOL


Make it work bro
lol, yeh, it was given to Courtney by her dad..


she used it and ate right for 2 months and lost 30 lbs.... sooooo I guess it DOES work...
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Being in a gym sucks. Being outside on a bike is where it's at. Ride that thing a minimum of an hour a day 3-4 days a week. More if you can do it. Everything you mentioned that is tweaked can be addressed by a bicycle, and it's fun, too.

I've never been a poster child for being in shape, but back in the B.K. era (Before Kids), I would ride 6 days a week and do 300 miles or so a week. At the races, I could do two or three one hour stints on Saturday, and then do three or four sprints on Sunday without breathing hard. Now, quite a bit older and further removed from the time to ride a bicycle than ever, I am doing good to survive a race weekend without a gurney and an O2 bottle.

One thing that can also help doesn't take time from your kids, Chris, is to head for the park with the stroller and push that thing for an hour at a brisk pace. Set the parking brake and get an even better workout trying to push that thing around!
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Being in a gym sucks. Being outside on a bike is where it's at. Ride that thing a minimum of an hour a day 3-4 days a week. More if you can do it. Everything you mentioned that is tweaked can be addressed by a bicycle, and it's fun, too.

I've never been a poster child for being in shape, but back in the B.K. era (Before Kids), I would ride 6 days a week and do 300 miles or so a week. At the races, I could do two or three one hour stints on Saturday, and then do three or four sprints on Sunday without breathing hard. Now, quite a bit older and further removed from the time to ride a bicycle than ever, I am doing good to survive a race weekend without a gurney and an O2 bottle.

One thing that can also help doesn't take time from your kids, Chris, is to head for the park with the stroller and push that thing for an hour at a brisk pace. Set the parking brake and get an even better workout trying to push that thing around!
lol at last comment.
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for the "in shape" racers, and pro track day peeps lol, what should I work on to help me get around the track?

After putting in a good days worth of work yesterday, im sore alllll over. Mostly thighs butalso a little bit of forearms/wrists.

also, conditioning. Im 29 and feel like Im 80. I can do MAYBE 5-6 laps full pace and then im completely spent. My races last 6 laps and Id like to be 100% for all of em.


any useful ideas?
you want a full body core work out! Get into rock climbing... i climb at a indoor rock gym, and it will build your core, your back, your legs, your arms, and your forearms... i thought i was in pretty good shape, but it will defiantly get you into shape
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Cardio Cardio bro. Hit it like Racer says. Use that Total Gym too. Doing HIIT (Hi Intensity Interval Training) is tough but it works wonders. You dont have to do it in the gym either
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for the "in shape" racers, and pro track day peeps lol, what should I work on to help me get around the track?

After putting in a good days worth of work yesterday, im sore alllll over. Mostly thighs butalso a little bit of forearms/wrists.

also, conditioning. Im 29 and feel like Im 80. I can do MAYBE 5-6 laps full pace and then im completely spent. My races last 6 laps and Id like to be 100% for all of em.


any useful ideas?
Learn how to ride smoother. Being smoother equates to faster riding with less effort. Learn some good breathing technique for when your on the track. Relax and let the bike work for you, not the other way around.

You could go to the gym and workout cardio all you want but until you learn how to ride the bike in a more relaxed manner it will be a long time before you see any ROI.

How do you get more relaxed? Set the bike up properly..and by that I mean your controls and suspension. The more natural position your control setup puts you in, the easier it is to ride the bike. The more comfortable you are on the bike the smoother you will be...less strain in all areas.

If your forearms and wrists hurt..I can say that your control setup is most likely the cause..your having to work to hard due to positioning.

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