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Why is Weight So Important in Cycling? Part 2

Managing your cycling weight through a season is never an easy task; it takes hard work, time and dedication. The less weight you carry in general, including the weight of the bike, the easier it is to pedal for any duration of time. So how important is it to lose weight on the bike?

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Why is Weight So Important in Cycling? Part 1

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Why are competitive cyclists always talking about getting to racing weight? Learn why weight is so important in the sport of cycling, and how to get to your ideal cycling weight safely and effectively for peak performance.

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Athlete Profile :: Daniel Malinski Loses 110lbs and Runs Chicago Marathon in Just One Year!

by Daniel Malinkski

For those who don't know me, I'm a working dad of 2 daughters, ages 5-1/2 and 1-1/2. My wife is pursuing her Doctorate of Pharmacy and last October I decided I wanted to run a marathon. The catch? On October 14th of last year, I weighed 328lbs. I ran my first marathon here in Chicago on October 10th...and lost 110 lbs along the way.

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Weight Loss: Diet vs. Exercise

This article was originally published in the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE’s) Get Fit blog. Visit the American Council on Exercise for free health and fitness information, and read on for an excerpt from the article below.

The two major players in the weight-loss battle are diet and exercise. But can the battle be won using only one of these tools? Many people opt for the easier route, which they believe is dieting. But when you consider how poor the statistics are for long-term weight loss through diets, you need to consider a combination of both. Normally, only about 5% of dieters are successful in keeping weight off, and weight cycling is very common. Usually one-third of weight lost is regained within one year and almost all is regained within three to five years.

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Michael Gilliland Loses Almost 200 Pounds, Trains for a Marathon

From 358lbs and 28% body fat to 170lbs and 12.8% body fat, Michael Gilliland's journey to improved health and fitness has been truly epic. Read his inspiring story here.

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