Lose that lard

Research by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center indicates that in a flat time trial losing 3kg off the body will save twice the time saved by losing 3kg off the bike. My first thought is how the hell do they know that? Were they the same cyclists? By the time the subjects had trained off 3kg of fat they would be much fitter so of course they would go faster.

More American research shows that varying crank length between 120mm and 220mm made no difference to performance in maximal sprint power tests . Can that be true? Who knows!


1 Comment »

  1. w6j5mw1 said

    Greenjersey assumes they lose the weight by riding – however they could lose 3kg by diet alone so what effect would this have?
    greenjersey responds; Oh to have Wislon’s incisive mind, why didn’t I think of that? Probably because when I go on a weight loss programme I don’t lose a gram much less 3kg.

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