There are simple things you can do to lose weight through cycling. But it always has to be sensible.
It’s the first few days of the year and, as ever, many people will be looking forward and hoping to get fitter and stronger and to lose some weight in the process.
The key to weight loss, as with any part of fitness, is to make small changes that are sustainable rather than doing anything ridiculous.
If you throw yourself into it headfirst, you either won’t sustain it or you’ll damage your condition and even your health.
Any weight loss tips contained in coaching stories or videos are food for thought rather than a training programme.
You need to shed weight sensibly and in a way that improves your condition. There is absolutely no point in shedding lots of weight quickly and picking up illness or injury as a result or seeing your strength drop.
So have a look at the following clip for some tips that your might incorporate into your lifestyle.
But you really need to set out that lifestyle and long-term sustainable training programme in consultation with a coach.
In the GCN clip below the presenters cover a number of suggested areas:
- High intensity work, even in winter. But you need to be sensible.
- Using water to prevent overeating.
- Eat little and often on rides over 90 minutes to prevent being overly hungry at the end of a ride.
- Do some high intensity efforts at the end of your ride to foster fat burning after your ride.
- Set down attainable goals and keep a training diary, including your weight.
- Don’t overdress on rides to sweat more; the resulting weight loss is all water. Just don’t do it.