sky"ADVANCED" training method obviously keep F and W at minimal weight all year around, not sure about AS and Basso, but FS also look particular skinny this yeardurianrider said:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/05/news/chris-horner-says-diet-his-biggest-concern-heading-into-tour-de-france_176735Integral to dialing in Horner’s power-to-weight ratio was the diet he and girlfriend Megan Elliott, a two-time under-23 national road champion, devised.
Horner is an athlete with a penchant for hamburgers, candy bars and soda. But together they closely monitored his caloric intake, bringing his weight down from 150 pounds to 140. Though it might sound counter-intuitive, this included nightly dinners out at restaurants.
“We tried it the grocery route, preparing healthy meals at home, but I wasn’t losing weight. While cooking meals, I was snacking, too,” Horner said. “Often you don’t start cooking dinner until you’re hungry, and dinner takes an hour to make. Next thing you know, you’re shredding cheese and cutting yourself an extra thick slice to nibble on, or taking a handful of almonds, or eating a piece of the bread that is supposed to go with your pasta, and even though your dinner is only supposed to be 1,000 calories, you’ve added an extra 700 just snacking while making dinner.”
Horner said he struggled through several hungry nights, and found the discipline required in dieting even more difficult than training: “It’s easy to go out and ride, that’s what you want to do. But you also want to come home and eat with friends and family. That’s what is natural. What is unnatural is to go out to dinner, and while everyone else is having three or four different plates, you are having two, or just one. Sometimes you pay dearly the next day, you’re bonking on the ride, and you have to pull over and just eat what’s in your pocket and give it time to get to the muscles. There were a few days of that.”
The result was that, for the first time in his career, Horner came into the tour of his home state at 100-percent form. It’s what led him to declare, after winning on Sierra Road, that Alberto Contador is the only rider in the sport that is capable of consistently dropping him on a climb.
it's funny because wiggins was an 85kg no fat man, gold medalist. then he lost 20kg of muscle, and is now much more powerful on everythingFalken said:Horner is the perfect example what weight loss can do for a cyclist. Usually he was around 150 lbs and did some decent results. A couple of years ago he decided to start eating healthy (No more burgers or anything) and dropped to 140 lbs. And man did his climbing take off. I know, some will say it was just not the weight loss...
The past few year's, going into the Cali and the Tour, he and Elliot have eaten out at restaurants where they can get a chief to prepare the exact calories needed to keep weight down. No excess. The reason Horner gives is that cooking at home, he lack the disipline necessary to keep from snacking extra calories like cheese.Marcuccio said:I always find everything that Horner says to be simple and easy to make sense of.
True what he says about dropping the kgs..often harder than the training.
He was 82kg, now at 69kg (although he said 71kg the other day), which although a lot is less than you suggestc&cfan said:it's funny because wiggins was an 85kg no fat man, gold medalist. then he lost 20kg of muscle, and is now much more powerful on everything
I honestly don't know... but was he carrying a large amount of upperbody weight before?c&cfan said:it's funny because wiggins was an 85kg no fat man, gold medalist. then he lost 20kg of muscle, and is now much more powerful on everything
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