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HOW TO BIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT

I'm going to talkabout how to use bicycling to lose weight. The materials you will need for thisactivity include
1 either an outdoor bicycle or a stationary bicycle
2 and a fitness center.
Bicycling is a great form of exercise in order to lose weight becauseit's relatively low impact on the joints. You can begin bicycling, and infairly short order be doing sessions of one to two hours without much adverseeffect, as opposed to some activities, such as walking or running, which may bemore likely to bother the knees or the ankles or the back. Bicycling is also agreat way to burn lots of calories. This is what we call cardio exercise, whichis steady, rhythmic and elevates the heart rate. We recommend using a techniquecalled "Spin to Win," where you don't use particularly highresistance or big gears, rather you use easy-to-medium resistance and pedalwith a fast cadence. If you want to do bicycling to lose weight, the mostimportant thing is to get started and be consistent. Like we said, it's a greatform of exercise for losing weight, but you have to do it and do it regularlyin order to get this benefit. Once you have started and you are consistent withyour bicycling, the next step is to increase both the duration and theintensity of your sessions of cycling. Research shows that you get morebenefits from longer sessions of exercise, and also more intense sessions ofexercise. Also, ideal for weekday sessions of exercise when you might not haveas much time, crank up the resistance and the pedaling cadence and push yourheart rate a little higher. You're breathing harder, you're sweating more. Youmight do this by yourself or in a group cycling class, such as a spin class.These further add to the weight loss benefits. One more word of advice, you'll getmore benefits in terms of weight loss from your bicycling if you add two othercomponents to your overall plan. First of all, you want to watch what you eat.It's a mistake to go bicycling and then eat more food because you're hungry andend up holding your weight steady. So, the best combination is to increase yourexercise and to hold your eating patterns steady. Additionally, if you are ableto add some strength or resistance training, such as body weight resistance,free weights or machines, that will help accelerate your weight loss. Watchingwhat you eat, bicycle lots, bicycle hard and hit the gym once in a while if youcan fit it in."

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How do I lose 10lbs?


Walking will help but the biggest thing is drinking water and eating natural foods in correct portions. It's not easy and you need discipline to keep it up but you will feel better. I like the Spartacus DVD's in addition to walking. I personally lost 14 lbs in about 3 months but I struggle with the discipline portion which I am working hard to overcome. We are our own worst enemy when it comes to weight loss.

Apr 06, 2016 | Weight Loss Apps How to lose weight

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If I want to lose Weight what is The fastest way?


I know one of the best ways to lose weight for women. Using a Waist Trainer would help you get a noticeable weight loss in less time.
Wearing this corset few minutes a day can provide you a better slim body, better body posture, and effective weight loss.
These corsets can be worn with clothing as it also provides a stylish look.
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Jul 09, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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bicycles are made for what?


All kinds of stuff. But engineering trumps material any day. And some of the so-called wunder-materials are not used for high strength items: titanium and cranks, for example.

I'll take my legs, lungs and all-aluminum Cannondale anyday.

Google it "what are bicycles made of"

Mar 14, 2011 | Cycling

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How well do Specialized Tricross bicycles compare to Touring bikes? The goal is trans-continental tour. Bikes I'm looking at are the Trek 520, Surly Long Haul Trucker, and comparable in price Specialized Tricross. Going west to east, solo, front and rear panniers, and I'm 6' 170 lbs.


A comment regarding the Specialized. Wheel base is a little short. May or may not have heel clearance for your rear panniers. Gearing is not quite low enough for my taste. I would exchange the 12-27 cassette for at least an 11-32. You will be hauling at least 45 to 50 pounds of racks, panniers, and gear. Plus 28-30 pounds for the bike and your 170 pounds. Grand total of upwards of 250 pounds. Plus water. All being propelled by your legs, lungs, and heart.
As far as training, hit the weights. Can't emphasis enough the importance of strength when you are riding day after day. If you are carrying any extra weight, do your best to be as lean as possible. Any and all extra weight will conspire to sap strength from you and contribute to fatigue.
I rode from Seattle to San Francisco. 3 weeks covering 1000 miles supported. Bike was about 7 pounds too heavy and I was about 25 pounds too heavy despite losing weight prior to my trip. I was very fatigued by the end of the trip. Your trip will be twice as long carrying more gear. Are you using an Adventure Cycle mapped route?
Also something to consider. Use a lighter weight bicycle and carry your gear in a B.O.B. trailer. Trailer carries the bulk of the weight, so you can use a lighter bicycle. No need for a heavy front tire and rim.
Good Luck

Dec 21, 2010 | Cycling

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Fan vibrates real bad. Needs a new blade. 18 inch floor fan. Blade is weak and bends easily.


Stick a small weight to the end of one of the fan blades with some sellotape , run the fan , if the noise gets worse transfer the weight to another blade.
When the fan is running quietly go to the blade opposite to the one with the weight on and drill out a 10mm hole in the material.

Take the weight off and check for balance if it is still out drill another smaller hole in the blade till you get a balance

Drill the holes a the tip of the blade so that you get the best effect from the removal of material

This will save you buying a new blade

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