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2013-05-17 04:40 20002997 Anonymous (IMG_0122.png 640x960 416kB)
Alright, /fit/: I'm pretty fat. I'm 6 feet tall, about 260 pounds, used to be around 280-285 pounds. I've never worked out or lifted on my own, although I really enjoy sports and getting a nice, exhausting work out. I really want to take some weight off. I just took this screenshot -- I started riding my bike on this little path I found about a week ago, 8.30'ish miles, and I complete it in about 45 minutes each day. Is this a decent work out, you think? According to the app, I burn about 600-650 calories each time. I know nothing about working out, aside from just doing whatever I can to get myself sore and winded. Obviously I'll have to increase the distance soon enough, so I'm starting to look for new landmarks I can ride to. Is 8 miles a day a decent start, or should I be trying for more? Also, my legs have been killing me lately -- Should I ride every other day, or just keep doing it every day? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

1 min later 20003020 Anonymous
Also forgot to mention that I'd really love any general cycling tips to help me get started since I really know nothing about it. I really enjoy riding my bike, and I'd like to get more serious about it.

1 min later 20003023 Anonymous
>>20002997 Every day. Work through the pain. It's silly to not do it every day. Also 8 miles is fine to start with, but look to increase distance in a few weeks once you've had a little bit of conditioning and the pains aren't so bad.

6 min later 20003102 Anonymous
Since you're just starting out, shoot for 20 minutes of solid cardio. The distance and time doesn't matter, but try to get to 65-80% target heart rate. The easiest way to lose weight is to eat less and eat healthier. You won't be able to break your habits instantly, so make your diet change slow enough that you can follow it. That said, don't make it so gradual that nothing's changing. I do not recommend doing the same workout two days in a row. Give your muscles a chance to heal and build. Work 1 or 2 muscle groups and mid-level cardio each day, and do some hard cardio every couple days. Good luck, and have fun. >How to find target heart rate: >220-age=max >low target=0.65*max >high target=0.80*max

24 min later 20003411 Anonymous (1365738283477.jpg 448x463 48kB)
>>20003023 >Also 8 miles is fine to start with, but look to increase distance in a few weeks once you've had a little bit of conditioning and the pains aren't so bad. My goal is to be able to do around 20 miles a day, if that isn't too unrealistic. I'll definitely start looking to increase my distance soon! >>20003102 >The easiest way to lose weight is to eat less and eat healthier. Would you say that biking like this is a good start too? Also, I've gotten into the habit of having a cup of steamed rice and a couple boiled eggs for lunch. This, along with eating an actually portioned amount of healthy cereal each day is how I recently lost about 40 pounds. Does that seem healthy? I gained some of it back since my sleeping schedule has been messed up and I've been a lot less disciplined, but I'm trying to kick start it back up and get myself on a regular schedule. >>20003102 >I do not recommend doing the same workout two days in a row. Give your muscles a chance to heal and build. Work 1 or 2 muscle groups and mid-level cardio each day, and do some hard cardio every couple days. I figured so. Thanks a bunch for all the info!

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