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Old 10-30-2010, 07:41 AM   #6
Chris Butler
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Teton Valley,Idaho
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FWIW - I nearly stopped lifting weights altogether for about 6yrs. to try to drop some size so I would be faster on my bikes and in the mountains. The only resistance type work I did was trail work.

All that I really accomplished was getting weak and fat. What I should say is soft and sloppy. My joints ached and my back hurt.

When I returned to weight training it only took 6 months before I was back to a solid 240lbs.

My conclusion is that the slow twitch dominant body types are always going to drop me on the climbs. If I wanted to be a faster endurance athlete I should have picked tall, skinny parents like my GF did.

As far as on bike performance I'm only limited by how much torque my rear hub can handle before I break the palls.

Good luck on your quest.
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