Biking For Life...
Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:04 PM
Downside, you need to find a good bathroom with showers and you have to bring your clothes to work. but on the upside, it relieves you from work stress... how?
After a bad day of work, no matter what your problems are, YOU STILL HAVE TO BIKE GOING HOME!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHa... eh biking to work or going home is always a life and death situation given the traffic situation and habits of the Philippines... so, it feels very liberating.
Anyways, my goal is 40 pounds in 4 months... im down 7 pounds since the start of march... Started off at 215 pounds. will finish at 180. Im about 5'9.
Included in my workout is going to the gym... I still believe that NOTHING makes you eat or consume more calories compared to Gym work... because with the correct fitness training, you even burn when yer resting... I still have my work out on bill star's 5x5 program that was introduced to me by Olympus, from here on the threads.
anyways, ill keep you guys posted on whatever progress i have on a weekly basis... most likely during my weigh ins... are there any other people out there like me? hope so...
Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:57 PM
Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:59 PM
Work out regimen still consists of the following:
Bike to and from work at least 4 times a week. one way is about 30 to 40 minutes with gradual climbs and deadly traffic...
Work out each body part at least once a week... sometimes twice. reason for this is that i dont want to start overtraining. besides, im training to get smaller now and not to get bigger or stronger...
Whenever i work out though, i still do 5x5...
Cut rice completely from my diet... all ulam and veggies... need to veggies at least once a day... replaced fruit as my sugar fix... except mango. I still eat canteen food coz no choice but i try to stay with the fishes... at night is a major battle... so used to eating junk at night... managed to keep my diet to peanuts, fit and right juice, and fruits at night... so far so good... Please take note that my protein intake is not very high... Dont see the need to yet because im not trying to gain size or strength yet... most of my workouts is for endurance and pacing... especially with the bike...
so again, 10 pounds down, 30 more to go...
Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:35 PM
1) What is your route from Merville to Makati? Do you pass through Fort Boni, or do you take SLEX?
2) Do you bike at the right side of the road (and risk the buses and jeepneys stopping) or do you bike in the fast lane (looks even scarier to me).
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:15 PM
Anyway, I love biking too. Dati nga, I was in a biking club pa Kaso my bike broke... I'll try to get it fixed this spring... Mags-start ulit ako soon. Kahit na around the neighborhood lang. It is a good way to lose weight pero very cautious lang cuz if you get in an accident, almost sure na you're dead. I mean, I don't mean to be so glum but it's true. Wear a helmet! Kahit na medyo dorky looking, at least you're safe.
Edited by 1800donttry, 28 March 2008 - 12:15 PM.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 12:58 PM
Have you tried biking in daang hari? Need some buds as a newbie.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:58 AM
Apart from obvious fitness and weight loss benefits, cycling is a great excuse to travel (eventually maliliitan ka rin sa subdivision or neighborhood area at maghahanap ka na ng ibang lugar) o kahit pasyal lang. Apart from the initial investment of the bike, its not that expensive. Magkano ba lang ang singil na gumamit ng kalye? Sa mga nagbabalak, look for someone who knows about bikes at magpatulong kayo sa pagpili. Maraming manguuto sa inyo dyan na bumili ng kung ano-ano na mahal. Sa akin, choose one that will suit you (mountain, road, hybrid, cruiser..etc.) that's cheap enough na pwede niyong bitawan in case you don't like cycling but is still sturdy and useful enough to see you through your early stages. Pag nahiligan niyo, kayo rin ang maghahanap ng new bike or upgrade niyo.
Always remember though, SAFETY FIRST! Hindi optional ang helmet and other safety gear. Hindi rin advisable na sugurin ang EDSA o Commonwealth lalo na sa mga nagsisimula lang. Learn how to ride safely from experts and instructional videos (dami sa youtube) para di magsisi. Your bike's supposed to lead to a better and not deader you, so learn as much as you can before and while you're into cycling.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:48 PM
know of someone who picked up road biking as a hobby. he was overweight but had regular excercise prior to biking via badminton. several months into biking, he would boast of both reaching as far as cavite and doing mountain routes, thus i was left to believe that he was accustomed to his new hobby. so imagine my disbelief when he suffered a minor heart attack while biking up going to antipolo which necessitated surgery. good thing he always rides with his buddies.
so the moral of the story is make sure you are medically cleared before doing sport biking. or mag kotse nalang.
Edited by kanski, 11 June 2009 - 10:49 PM.
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