change of body shape

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change of body shape

Postby cyclop » 2 Nov 2017, 2:58pm

I was 11stone,20yrs ago whilst a runner and training every day.Subsequently,a move to cycling and more physical work brought about a more muscular upper body and cycling legs along with 13st bodyweight.Ok,I,m retired now and don,t need the torso muscle.Has anybody actually changed bodyshape ,particularly in middle age,to accomodate a new sport(rather than just losing fat to do any sport at all).Is this clear or not,unsure.

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Re: change of body shape

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Nov 2017, 8:50pm

Hi,
I can only imagine you were a sprint track cyclist? or a coal man :mrgreen:
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Re: change of body shape

Postby cyclop » 3 Nov 2017, 8:18am

Valid question.Pre 2000,a b&b owner,post 2000 plumber,tiler,handyman,post 2010 retired but did a lot of wooding by hand i.e. no power tools and this required much upper body work,sourcing mainly oak and beech.Post 2017,wooding stopped.Plenty of folk "bulk up" for a sport but how do you bulk down whilst still taking part.Anybody out there done this or am I overthinking the whole thing."incremental losses" perhaps?

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Re: change of body shape

Postby NUKe » 3 Nov 2017, 10:37am

you are over thinking, eat a healthy diet with the right amount of calories, and your body shape will change to fit. your body removes muscle it doesn't need overtime, bone density as well. hence the problems of exercising in space(Not a problem on earth but is a great example) .
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Re: change of body shape

Postby Vorpal » 3 Nov 2017, 11:55am

Yoga, pliates, Tai Chi, or martial arts are all exercises that would help you to maintain muscle tone & flexibility without leading to unneeded bulk.
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Re: change of body shape

Postby crazydave789 » 4 Nov 2017, 1:01am

I though the ideal body shape for a middle aged cyclist was that of a Mr Man

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Re: change of body shape

Postby landsurfer » 4 Nov 2017, 10:32am

What do you do when you are exchanging body fat for muscle mass and though riding every day actually loose no weight.
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Re: change of body shape

Postby mercalia » 4 Nov 2017, 11:36am

come ON op, say what you mean - FAT :lol:

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Re: change of body shape

Postby landsurfer » 4 Nov 2017, 8:16pm

My sister recons i'm a "Fathlete".
Tall, heavy, daily cyclist, Sportives, AUDAX etc....but never lose weight .....
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Re: change of body shape

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Nov 2017, 9:48am

Someone changed his body shape, then won the Tour de France seven times :(

I suggest weighing yourself regularly, note how your weight changes
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