Saturday, March 23, 2013

Move more and eat less.

You probably know at least one person who spent hundreds of dollars to shave a few grams off his bike—and would have been better served shedding pounds from his own frame. That’s because one of the keys to cycling performance is power-to-weight ratio (watts produced to kilograms of body weight). Whether you’re training for an MS 150 or the Masters World Championships, a leaner, fitter body is going to travel faster. However, weight isn’t the only factor in the equation (see “Fit or Fat,” below), and dropping too many pounds could impede your progress. Here is a simple system to determine—and achieve—the riding weight that’s best for you.

Find Your Race Weight: Cycling Training | Bicycling Magazine

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