I’ve busted through the body weight set point that has beaten me for past 25 years, and I’m now in uncharted personal territory as to body fat.
At present I’m fighting off a sinus infection, but when I resume intensive training I’m aiming for 168 pounds for the Everest Challenge 2-day stage race, which should speed up my ascents even further. And it feels good to be light on my feet, too.
Power to weight
Cyclists must maximize power-to-weight for climbs by losing body fat. When I say “weight” I mean weight with the goal of losing body fat and gaining muscle.
See these articles for tips on getting faster:
- Body Weight and Climbing Speed
- Faster Ascents By Reducing TOTAL Riding Weight.
- DEXA scan for Percent Muscle and Fat Content
- Training Weight Loss Tips
- Training Weight Loss: Tracking Body Weight
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Click the chart below to read more about the effect of total riding weight on ascent time.