Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

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Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby VTech » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:14 am

I was wondering if any of you guys take additives to enhance training.
For me, im after anything to assist weight loss and enable longer training, ive not really done any kind of training for 20 years so I dont want to hit a wall and give up before I start.
I am going to a spin class this evening to kick my training off and then see where it takes me.
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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby displacedaussie » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:17 am

Just ride your bike.

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Postby Imposter » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:22 am

VTech wrote:For me, im after anything to assist weight loss


diet, maybe?

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Postby ShutUpLegs » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:24 am

VTech wrote: ive not really done any kind of training for 20 years so I dont want to hit a wall and give up before I start.


Do you mean Exercise or specific Training :?:
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Postby bernithebiker » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:30 am

I take one sugar in my tea.....?
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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:44 am

'Enhancers'?

Like poppers or something?
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Postby Strith » Tue Jan 29, 2013 08:53 am

Raisins mostly. Get em in before WADA ban them.

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Postby mattshrops » Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:29 am

NapoleonD wrote:'Enhancers'?

Like poppers or something?


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Postby Ric/RSTSport » Tue Jan 29, 2013 09:32 am

VTech wrote:I was wondering if any of you guys take additives to enhance training.
For me, im after anything to assist weight loss and enable longer training, ive not really done any kind of training for 20 years so I dont want to hit a wall and give up before I start.


a good diet and some gentle exercise.

I am going to a spin class this evening to kick my training off and then see where it takes me.


good luck. make it fun, enjoy yourself. make it a habit. start cycling on the road/trails. you'll soon see your fitness increase and your weight drop. there is no need to worry about anything to "assist" you.

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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby VTech » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:40 am

My personal issue has always been sweet food, crisps, sweats etc.
I travel a lot for work so often eat in restaurants at hotels and do little exercise in general. when in my office I sit on my bum in front of a computer so again, not good for fitness levels.
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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby SBezza » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:57 am

VTech wrote:My personal issue has always been sweet food, crisps, sweats etc.
I travel a lot for work so often eat in restaurants at hotels and do little exercise in general. when in my office I sit on my bum in front of a computer so again, not good for fitness levels.


I am not much different to be honest, and you shouldn't use it as an excuse to be honest. You can still train/exercise when away with work (though icy car parks on a turbo are not the most enjoyable experiences), and you can still eat decently in a restaurant if you want to.

Cut down on the processed foods and eat as healthy a diet as you can, if you do this weight will come off, weight loss is more about what you eat than how much you exercise to be honest, though obviously exercising helps with getting the weight off if the diet is good.

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Postby keef66 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:11 pm

I'm like you; I sit at a pc most days, and when I'm not doing that I'm sitting in a car / on a plane and then in a hotel and then in a day long meeting etc etc.

I just ride my bike as often as I can; sometimes that's quite a lot, sometimes it's hardly at all, but whenever I'm out I try to get as good a workout as I can. I was out several times during the recent chilly spell, and rarely use the weather as an excuse not to ride. This week the gale force winds are adding a certain frisson when going down hill!

The other thing I have to do is watch what I eat all the time. Both in terms of quality and calorific content. At the moment due to gluttony I'm at my post-Christmas fattest, but the house is now devoid of chocolates, mince pies, cheese, christmas cake, shortbread and seasonal booze, so I know if I just stick to my 3 modest meals a day and keep hopping on the bike then the weight will fall off.

Don't be tempted to look for shortcuts, pills or supplements. Unless you're competing at an Elite level good diet and frequent, occasionally challenging rides should be enough.

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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby d87francis » Wed Jan 30, 2013 04:04 am

EPO and roids all the way VTech, welcome to the club.

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Postby VTech » Wed Jan 30, 2013 08:33 am

d87francis wrote:EPO and roids all the way VTech, welcome to the club.


Ill get online and place my orders now.
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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby Herbsman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 08:53 am

Sitting at a computer all day is almost perfect for cycling, as it gives your legs a rest. Make sure to use a footstool.

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Postby VTech » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:00 am

Herbsman wrote:Sitting at a computer all day is almost perfect for cycling, as it gives your legs a rest. Make sure to use a footstool.



You serious ?
Im sat here now with my feet firmly on the floor, in my office.
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Postby keef66 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:50 am

Well I went out last night and battered my legs riding around in a gale, and now here I am sitting at my desk in the recovery phase. Just get up and walk about a bit every 20 minutes or so.

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Postby Herbsman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:19 am

VTech wrote:
Herbsman wrote:Sitting at a computer all day is almost perfect for cycling, as it gives your legs a rest. Make sure to use a footstool.



You serious ?
Im sat here now with my feet firmly on the floor, in my office.

Use a footstool as it elevates your feet and, I'm not sure what the science is, but it seems to relieve blood pressure in the legs a bit, and this seems to make my legs feel better than sitting with my feet on the floor.

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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby VTech » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:24 am

In that case im going to start using a stool to prop my feet up :)
I feel too technical as my abilities are sooooo poor but god loves a triar :)
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Re: Do any of you guys use enhancers to boost training ?

Postby keef66 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 14:03 pm

VTech wrote:In that case im going to start using a stool to prop my feet up :)
I feel too technical as my abilities are sooooo poor but god loves a triar :)


What's a triar? Is it a triathlete who's prone to fibbing? Bit like Lance??


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