Training diary of a cyclist

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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#16 Postby grangi71 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:20 pm

My garden was green with flowers years ago...then I thought: why all this work for nothing?? So I started with vegetable, and it is nice...but not simple. Isn't easy grow "bio" vegetables, there are a lot of insects and diseas. For example, in this moment an invisible little animal is eating all my cabbages!

My injury is still the same, come and go without any apparent reason. I did a lot of examination in the past, but seems there is nothing specific. so now we live together!!

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#17 Postby mrbear666 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:24 pm

grangi71 wrote:My garden was green with flowers years ago...then I thought: why all this work for nothing?? So I started with vegetable, and it is nice...but not simple. Isn't easy grow "bio" vegetables, there are a lot of insects and diseas. For example, in this moment an invisible little animal is eating all my cabbages! yeh theres all kinds of bugs and pests out there that want to share our veggies! i might make more of an effort in the spring!

My injury is still the same, come and go without any apparent reason. I did a lot of examination in the past, but seems there is nothing specific. so now we live together!! haha i know the feeling, i have a couple of injurys that live with me too :D have a good week on the bike :D
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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#18 Postby grangi71 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:44 am

Thank you, have a good week too!

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#19 Postby grangi71 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:14 am

I started this morning to monitor wy weight. I'm 62 Kg. and that's good!
I remember 2 years ago, I did a serious program with a trainer that asked me to monitor every morning my heart beats and the weight (more fitness=less heart beats you know....but to much fitness may increase your beats at rest). Anyway my weight was about 59 Kg. So the gym have some effect on me in the end!
Only difference my body fat percentage. It was about 7%, now maybe 10-12% (this is my estimate).

Today fitness lesson where was squat, squat, squat!! Without any weight, but it was hard the same. The worst it's to remain in isometric squat position for 1 minute or more, then reprise up and down, then stop isometric again and so on!
I think this is a good job for my legs!

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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#20 Postby grangi71 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:34 am

Bad news, my pain is worsened again.
Wednesday I'll have a meeting with physiotherapist, because I suspect to have an inflammation in the piriformis muscle. I think so because I feel pain when i sit, not during movement (after some minuts of warm up).

For the moment I packed the bike, the only way to be sure don't use it :-)

I try with 2 months stop, I'm tired to train with pain in my sx legs.

Seems will be gym and fitness for now....

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#21 Postby grangi71 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:11 pm

I had no much to write...it's sad but are in this 9-10 days without bike, my pains are almost gone. Ehm..I try to explain better what I mean: it's good have less pain, but if the cause is really the bike..... :(
Strange, but it's really the position on the bike that compresses somewhere and cause inflammation.

For the moment I add a lesson of body pump, this saturday i think I will try with crossfitness...and I'm looking for some martial art near my house. I used to practiced QWAN KI DO (it's a kind of kung fu) some years ago, but I stopped to devote myself to bike. Maybe it's time to start over???

I remember I was very very flexible when I used to do it...only cycling make you stiff!

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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#22 Postby grangi71 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:13 pm

Mistake: CROSSFIT, not CROSSFITNESS...if the trainer listen to me say that name (crossfitness) could kill me!

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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#23 Postby mrbear666 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:01 pm

i feel for you buddy, theres nothing worse than not being able to do the activity you want because of injury, dont be putting too much muscle on in the gym or you wont be able to fly up the hills any more :wink:
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#24 Postby grangi71 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:59 am

mrbear666 wrote:i feel for you buddy, theres nothing worse than not being able to do the activity you want because of injury, dont be putting too much muscle on in the gym or you wont be able to fly up the hills any more :wink:



:D :D Don't think it's possible!! I think I'm genetically modified to not gain muscles!!

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#25 Postby grangi71 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:26 am

I know...I start with the diary but I'm not writing a lot. But the injuries threw me down. After 3 weeks without bike I was pretty well, but saturday I tried a little ride, just 1 our and 30'. I felt pain in the end of the ride, and now seems to have gone back...
No way, I'll continue with total body, body pump and crossfit because they allow me to do some cardio works.

I'm looking for some good doctor, but he may be very good, I don't want spend money for nothing.

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#26 Postby grangi71 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:52 pm

Saturday I made a replay direct where all the guys meet for a ride. We were 50 more or less...seems like a race but even if I am not in shape I was able to resist to all the acceleration! This mean that the gym works well!!!

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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#27 Postby grangi71 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Today 2 sessions: first in the gym, Total body we worked hard the legs and abdominals. This evening just 45 minutes on stationary bike very easy. Maybe this is the correct way, make power not on the bike but to use it only for agility.

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#28 Postby C.O. » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:05 pm

I'm not a cyclist really but I always felt that stationary bikes seemed off like they didn't feel like I was moving naturally. Same with ellipticals and trendmills and everything indoors. Or do you have a set up where you ride your actual bike and just hook it up to a device so its stationary?

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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#29 Postby grangi71 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:58 am

C.O. wrote:I'm not a cyclist really but I always felt that stationary bikes seemed off like they didn't feel like I was moving naturally. Same with ellipticals and trendmills and everything indoors. Or do you have a set up where you ride your actual bike and just hook it up to a device so its stationary?



Hello,
I used a stationary bike (it was a spinning bike with flywheel 26 Kg., but it was probably the reason of my injury (the pedals wasn't at the same distance to the center of the bike). So you are right.
But now I use this kind attached. It was a powerful equipment and there is no change in the posture, because I ride with my bike.

For a lot of cyclists training indoor is very boring, and they avoid to do it! Not for me, with music for hard training and watching some tennis match for a soft one!
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Re: Training diary of a cyclist

#30 Postby mrbear666 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:22 pm

looks like a nice bit of kit, ive not seen a turbo type trainer where you dont need the rear wheel :D
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