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Are high quality bibs making me fat?
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Ever since I turned 43, I watched my abs gradually but certainly turn to flabs. This despite training a lot, running, biking 40km a day for work, eating pretty well. At first I blamed my office job or turning 43 or that bike crash that put me in bed for 5 weeks. Or that SEGWAY crash IN lisbon that put me in bed for 3 weeks.

But then last week my decent bibs were in the wash and I had an epiphany. I noticed that when I wore my cheap backup bibs, I had to conscioudly hold my gut up, and I could breathe deeper. Breathing out wasnt elastic assisted either...i had to use my abs to exhale. Suddenly my abs were activated and doing all the work. I was missing the elastic support! This made me think of Victorian times where some women lived corsets and had no stability when they took said corsets off. Thats when I thought... Damn...... Do good bibs make you fat? Is there a training benefit/performance enhancement to training in flimsy cheap bibs thay make your abs do the work?
Last edited by: lacticturkey: May 13, 19 10:42
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Re: Are high quality bibs making me fat? [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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Absolutely. It's the bibs. It's not the extra bag of pork rinds you had last Thursday, it's totally the bibshorts fault...

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seriously though, welcome to middle age. It just gets harder to keep weight off and maintain muscle once you get past 40, which is a big reason I've resumed lifting.

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Last edited by: JasoninHalifax: May 13, 19 10:45
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Re: Are high quality bibs making me fat? [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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If you mean these bibs, then yes...





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Re: Are high quality bibs making me fat? [lacticturkey] [ In reply to ]
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lacticturkey wrote:
Ever since I turned 43, I watched my abs gradually but certainly turn to flabs. This despite training a lot, running, biking 40km a day for work, eating pretty well. At first I blamed my office job or turning 43 or that bike crash that put me in bed for 5 weeks. Or that SEGWAY crash IN lisbon that put me in bed for 3 weeks.

But then last week my decent bibs were in the wash and I had an epiphany. I noticed that when I wore my cheap backup bibs, I had to conscioudly hold my gut up, and I could breathe deeper. Breathing out wasnt elastic assisted either...i had to use my abs to exhale. Suddenly my abs were activated and doing all the work. I was missing the elastic support! This made me think of Victorian times where some women lived corsets and had no stability when they took said corsets off. Thats when I thought... Damn...... Do good bibs make you fat? Is there a training benefit/performance enhancement to training in flimsy cheap bibs thay make your abs do the work?

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Re: Are high quality bibs making me fat? [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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You might be on to something there... Maybe my waist isnt growing but my shoulders shrinking.... Relativelt fatter by atrophy?!
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