misread your post sorry, i agree. But i know a lot of big guys are in great shape, cycling is a whole different monster (different musle fibers, energy source etc).Originally Posted by dm69
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dm, have you read thru this thread on strenght an cycling. Seems to be a lot of differing opinions.
Also a lot of cyclists are anti protein loading, as they are concerned about putting on weight. Being pro protein, I must be in the mirority in the cycling world.
You still need to gain weight. That is not a healthy weight for your height. My brother was an endurance runner for his track team back in high school. He weighed considerably more than you and he's 5'10" (he was very lean and thin). Im 5'4" and when I was a Freshman back in high school not doing much, I weighed 124...and I was about 9-10% body fat. Gain some weight. It won't hurt you. I understand the need to be at a light weight for your sport though, but the weight and height you're at now seems dangerously unhealthy.Originally Posted by dm69
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He's only 15. I wouldn't worry about it that much right now. He'll fill out naturally as he gets older and his body matures. I'd say 5'11 and about 140-150 lbs is about ideal for a top level cyclist. Yes it sounds very skinny to us but endurance sports and what we do are whole different animals.
yer exactly the common weight of a cyclist that is 5 ft 11 would be anywhere from 130-180 pounds so I am not far off the minimum already and I still have a lot of growing to do. Again thx 4 the help, you have provided a welcome insight from the opposite side of physical perfection ...by the way if any of you have looked at http://www.cyclingforums.com/f49-cycling-training.html you will see what I am talking about. ITS CRAZY!!! everyone has an opinion, very entertaining IMO.Originally Posted by Guido