steelmole wrote:I'd like to combine weights with cycling, what sort of balance should I try to achieve? How much and how many days a week? I've heard about doing high intensity intervals, is that something I should try?
steelmole wrote:Well, I've got a fairly alright hybrid, not one of those featherlight carbon fibre racers but not a old worn out mountain bike either.
steelmole wrote:In terms of previous experience, I commute every day via bike and sometimes go into town or to nearby places a little less often. These trips are only a 2-4 miles though. I've done leisurely 50 mile bike rides before.
steelmole wrote:That coupled with having to go to a gym puts me off a little.
Drake wrote:If you detest the gym, then I'd say use it as a last resort. In my experience, The two biggest reasons people quit workout programs are 1) lack of interest and 2) injury. If you want to balance your upper body with or lower body, I'd recommend either swimming or calisthenics.
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Grooving Tony wrote:Try and find yourself a Thai Boxing club it is a great sport and you learn to defend yourself. I've been going to one for four years and my health and physic[? how my body looks] has improved a lot since i started going. I used to be a skinny whimp i'm still pretty much skinny but i know how to fight and defend myself. Also try and get a traditional club as there is more to it than just punching/kicking/kneeing/elbowing pads/people. There is a pre-fight ritual/dance that i use when ever i get nervous or stressed and when done properly it looks amazing :].
There really isn't anyway to describe a sport like this without sounding like an advert for a shopping channel.
steelmole wrote:While Thai boxing does sound interesting I don't think I can handle martial arts again. I used to do Judo regularly, it really did make me very fit but the downside was it ruined my sleep. If I tried to sleep after a session I only got 2 or 3 hours of very broken sleep so I just had to give it up. I fear the same thing would happen with Thai boxing.
Drake wrote:steelmole wrote:While Thai boxing does sound interesting I don't think I can handle martial arts again. I used to do Judo regularly, it really did make me very fit but the downside was it ruined my sleep. If I tried to sleep after a session I only got 2 or 3 hours of very broken sleep so I just had to give it up. I fear the same thing would happen with Thai boxing.
Any thoughts as to why? Not eating enough? not enough rest between sessions?
Your broken sleep could just be due to working out really late, right before bed (Now that I commute to work every morning, I have done a 180 and am a solid morning person. Who Knew?!)but, if your broken sleep was due to over training/under resting, then any intense workout program will result in the same problems. Just something to keep in mind.
steelmole wrote:I'm not srue if I should do updates as edits or new posts. Guess I'll do new ones so the original post remains unchanged.
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