I completely agree. Telling my wife I need to lose some weight, she just rolls her eyes. But with my goals, I know I need to treat my diet and nutrition with the same importance as I do with my training. I was closer to 220 in college, but was active in different sports...still pretty lean. I agree on the muscle AND fat loss. I just wish it was easier. I have a new respect for anyone that has lost a significant amount of weight. It's not easy. I think if I tone back training, and make this my #1, then I'll see some good weight loss. I'm only concerned with Speed. Tim Reed mentioned how powerful Sanders is on the the bike....but also mentioned that's he's essentially "carrying an extra bike" bc Sanders is heavier. Definitely makes sense, and I'm going to look at it as Free Speed.
I may revisit this post in 2-3 months to see if any updates are worth mentioning.
Sean H wrote:
If you want to be a good endurance athlete you need to stop just looking at the percentage of body fat you have to determine if you have good body composition. It's all mass. Mass that you're carrying around on the run when already tired (in triathlon). You are too heavy and sounds like you need to lose muscle. (probably still need to lose fat too)
I always comment to my wife that if one put the food down on a table that a person eats in a week, and have a number of tables like this, without seeing the person, one could pretty easily guess which one is heavy and which one is thin. You cannot stay heavy UNLESS you put lots of food between the teeth!!!
It is NOT easy to keep my weight where it is. I work in it each day, just like my training. I have not had any cookies for lunch, or ice cream for dinner for weeks now since the scale each night does not lie!! (Eating out multiple days per week, for the last year and a half does not make it easy to keep weight off!)
I am always amazed when folks say how to get faster, but want to ignore the elephant in the room on their weight. If you are playing football or weight lifting, who cares.
But if you want to compete in a sport with running, well, ....
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