Get Your Ride On!
I thought I remembered you saying you were a fan of wheel based power
meters… why the sudden change? You seem to be really repping stages
crank-based power meters lately? Is there anything in particular that has
caused this? Do you still believe it is just personal preference?
I want to buy a power meter next month but i can’t decide whether to buy a
Stages PM oder a PowerTap. Any suggestions? I only have one bike.
I would need to buy a new wheel/spokes, so i think the Stages would be a
little bit cheaper…
Holy mother of heaven in the holy land. These things cost more then a
roadbike itself!! theres a limit, and this little hub crossed it when it
comes to money.
standing requires more muscles but sitting needs more strength…. cuz when ur standing, ur paddling with ur body weight, but when ur sitting, ur paddling with ur own strength. so i guess u could go 50-50 on it. start with sitting… and then go on to standing.
either will give same benifit.. the key to it is keeping your heart rate in the fat burning zone .. ie around 70% of max beats..to get your max heart rate subtract your age from 220 and that about it.
then train at that level.. the weight will fall off.
best of luck
if you want to lose weight then ride for a higher intensity for a long duration (1.5-3hrs). standing up takes more energy and wears you out faster. its more efficient to sit down and pedal long and hard. dont attempt anything to epic if your not conditioned for this type of riding.