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comment best ride to burn tummy fat
@JigarGandhi If your goal is to lose weight, then exercise is only helpful if you don't eat (or drink) back the calories you burn. Unfortunately, drinking a small glass of juice is actually enough (~125 kcals) to undo more than half the calorie loss from a 7km ride (~250 kcals).
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Do you have a source for that? My experience is that tracking calories in, calories out, and weight or body fat % yields nearly exact agreement (+/- 5-10%). Thermodynamics would seem to suggest the same thing: if you burn more than you eat, the energy has to be released from your fat. Extra distance training can improve your ability to metabolize fat faster in the long run, but if your primary goal is weight loss, not being a good long distance cyclist, this is of limited benefit. You could spend less time to burn the same number of calories.
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@DanielRHicks To continue: it's true that over a very long ride you can burn more fat, but that really comes down to how fast you can metabolize fat. For most people, you can only get a few hundred kcals/hour, unless you have a ton of body fat. In practice, this means more than an hour or so of max effort will leave you either eating to recover energy, or else bonking. In contrast, at a more relaxed pace, you could go for hours and hours (since your net deficit is smaller, your initial energy stores last longer). If your primary goal is to lose fat, a short, intense ride might be better.
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@DanielRHicks Well it's true that a short hard ride will burn blood sugar, if you don't then eat back the calories expended, your body will obtain them from your fat over the remainder of the day. As Eric says, a sustained caloric deficit will induce lipolysis (and testosterone can as well), whereby stored fat -> gylcerol -> glucose to replace the sugar and glycogen stores once they're depleted. If you burn 1000 calories in glycogen or glucose in one hour or two, it still gets replenished the same way: either you eat, or it comes out of your fat. The difference is that 1 hour takes less time.
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@arne I'm actually unsure. Both bikes I have this issue with are reasonably smooth, but perhaps not as much as another of my bikes which I'm sure is powder coated. Do you think that would make a difference?
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@hillsons since it only seems to be a problem after the rain, it's possible that some mud or other debris are getting mixed into it as well. However, I'm reasonably confident that the main ingredient is brake dust.
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@Izkata Actually this isn't really a bad thing. Notwithstanding that in rush hour in most Canadian cities, bikes travel about as fast as cars, and that Michelle is taking up less space by cycling than by driving, in most jurisdictions (and, to my knowledge, all Canadian jurisdictions), cyclists are permitted, and even instructed, to take the entire lane when it is too narrow to share safely. From a legal perspective, any lane which is less than about 8ft wider than a typical car is too narrow to share with a cyclist. Michelle is being courteous by allowing cars to share her lane at all.