Teams & Riders Chris Froome Discussion Thread.

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Well the chicken ain't been that “fat“ ever. In fact he still sits around 57-59 kilograms just normally.

It's the same with me. I'm constantly at 54.5 - 57 kilograms (Need to build up leg muscles though) at 1.72 metres no matter if I eat oatmeal, fruits & salad, veggie mulligan and crispbread with cheese and sausage or if I take too many fries and pizza. It just changes my shape and health obviously, but not my body.

Obviously Froome ain't like me and Rasmussen.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Well, he is about to become a father. And he is not looking that heavy to me. Gaining weight in the winter is perfectly normal for most of us. Not just cyclists.
 
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I'm clearly not adept at judging weight or bodyfat with such a picture. If LaF wasn't pointing out that he's heavy and that something must be off, I wouldn't even have noticed.
 
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Velolover2 said:
LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Well, he is about to become a father. And he is not looking that heavy to me. Gaining weight in the winter is perfectly normal for most of us. Not just cyclists.
To us he might look fine, but this is cycling. :) IMO, in cycling standards he's getting up there with his weight.

When is their first training camp?
 
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Jspear said:
Velolover2 said:
LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Well, he is about to become a father. And he is not looking that heavy to me. Gaining weight in the winter is perfectly normal for most of us. Not just cyclists.
To us he might look fine, but this is cycling. :) IMO, in cycling standards he's getting up there with his weight.

When is their first training camp?
Mallorca training camp mid December
 
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you just have to look on #SaitamaCriterium, there are pictures on which he is not so worse. It's easy to choose the least advantageous. And permission to return on his bike on October 1st.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Shouldn't be that hard when you have the time to be on the bike for 6 hours a day and get a diet program from specialists. For real, never understand why cyclists adding a few kg in the winter is a big deal.
 
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Walkman said:
LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Shouldn't be that hard when you have the time to be on the bike for 6 hours a day and get a diet program from specialists. For real, never understand why cyclists adding a few kg in the winter is a big deal.
And when you are on your bike for 6 hours you have to eat a lot, else you will be empty and won't recover as well. If it was so easy to lose weight as a cyclist all climbers would be at 4% body fat each season. Gaining a 2 or 3 kg isn't likely to be an issue. Gaining 8 to 10 kg however...
 
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Velolover2 said:
I can easily lose 5-7 kg in a month and I'm of average weight but I guess extreme diets don't apply to cyclists. :D
I once lost 5 kg in one month without excessive exercise, and 3 months later I had gained all that weight back plus 2 extra kg. Hardly ideal for a cyclist. Don't disturb your metabolism.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
Walkman said:
LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Shouldn't be that hard when you have the time to be on the bike for 6 hours a day and get a diet program from specialists. For real, never understand why cyclists adding a few kg in the winter is a big deal.
And when you are on your bike for 6 hours you have to eat a lot, else you will be empty and won't recover as well. If it was so easy to lose weight as a cyclist all climbers would be at 4% body fat each season. Gaining a 2 or 3 kg isn't likely to be an issue. Gaining 8 to 10 kg however...
According to the famous study, Pharmstrong did at least 8 kilo jumps between his off season weight (close to 80kg) and lean race setup (just above 70), with astonishingly high body fat, at least 10% (apparently, EPO era did not need alien skeletons).

http://m.jap.physiology.org/content/98/6/2191
 
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doperhopper said:
LaFlorecita said:
Walkman said:
LaFlorecita said:
Velolover2 said:
Bulking and carbo-loading in the winter is actually the best way of recovering.

He could gain 15-20 pounds and still be perfectly fine for the Tour.
Yeah, cause losing 10kg is so so easy :rolleyes: in past winters he was never this heavy, clearly something is off.
Shouldn't be that hard when you have the time to be on the bike for 6 hours a day and get a diet program from specialists. For real, never understand why cyclists adding a few kg in the winter is a big deal.
And when you are on your bike for 6 hours you have to eat a lot, else you will be empty and won't recover as well. If it was so easy to lose weight as a cyclist all climbers would be at 4% body fat each season. Gaining a 2 or 3 kg isn't likely to be an issue. Gaining 8 to 10 kg however...
According to the famous study, Pharmstrong did at least 8 kilo jumps between his off season weight (close to 80kg) and lean race setup (just above 70), with astonishingly high body fat, at least 10% (apparently, EPO era did not need alien skeletons).

http://m.jap.physiology.org/content/98/6/2191
That is truly amazing :D 10% body fat in peak shape? :eek:
 
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LaFlorecita said:
SeriousSam said:
Elite athletes can easily lose that much in a month.
So why don't they all do it :rolleyes: are they lazy, is that it? :rolleyes:
When they are almost near freaking skinny alien mode skinny. Then the last 1-2kg is hard, but the kgs before that not so.

Anyways. That picture just makes him look a little bit 'fat'(in cyclingterms), but looking at other photos he still is a skinny guy. Sure he gained a few kgs, but certainly not 10... not close.
 
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