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    Cycling vs Running?

    Hey all. I usually post on the Oakland Raiders forum.

    I had a question: I am 39 years old and out of shape. I used to be a pretty good athelete and stayed trim when I was in the military. I got older, lazier and like to eat, as a consequence I am about 40 lbs heavier than I should be. I started mountain biking 12 miles/day and its something I think I can stick with; how does it compare to running in terms of staying in shape? I am thinking about incorporating P90X daily after I get my routine down.

    I realize at my age diet is as important as exercise and have started a gluton free-low carb regime.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Sorry, just read the forum rules.
    I am 39
    5' 11"
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    Terrible shape, by product of a poor diet and stressful job. I walk some, that's about it.
    Used to be a pretty good tennis player, ran every morning in the military, basically been struggling with motivation since I turned 32.
    Don't smoke or drink aside from an occasional cigar.
    I have a mountain bike, heavy bag in my garage, chin up bar and a few dumb-bells, purchased P90X and 90 days of Insanity (wife is a gym rat) in great shape...

    My wife goes to the gym, I have a membership if I want to activate it. I just don't like having to go somewhere to workout, would rather do it out of my own home.

    Seriously need to make some life changes or I could very well be looking at diabetes by the time I hit my mid 40's.

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    Like you already said, losing weight is almost completely diet. If you eat a bad diet, it doesn't matter how much you workout, you won't lose weight.


    It kind of depends. lately, I've preferred biking because I'm getting a little bit of tendinitis in my knee's and it's a lot easier on them than running. I've also done a fair amount of walking lately too.
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    Cycling for sure. Either will get your heart rate up and activate your legs but cycling will not put that stress on your knees that you should avoid at 39

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    I think running is more efficient for melting that fat, but like people said, at your age and weight I'd say cycling is the thing to do. Which do you enjoy more?
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    I recently have bought a TREK bike (AWESOME BIKE) and have been cycling everywhere. So much better. Dont have to wore about shin splints or tweaking your ankle or knee. My diet still kind of sucks but the pounds have been falling off. My body adapted quick I was biking maybe 2-5 miles at the start now I'm probably at like 20-30 miles per day in 1-2 weeks. I have used my car maybe once in the last 2 weeks. Biking everywhere. It's addicting especially when you have a good bike. I had a heavy mountain bike and it sucked for the city.

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    Diet....diet...diet. Just trying to drive home the point friend. You are what you eat, you must change your complete lifestyle of eating.

    I love do what you enjoy most. The best chance of you staying focused. Don't overset goals. Say, " from now on im eating healthier and doing some workouts. " Don't over-sale yourself. Don't say, " im doing 6 days a week of workouts. " when you only have the ability/ time/ effort for 3 days a week.

    Good luck and stay healthy

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    Both are good exercise to cut off fat and it also help to get fit body, But I am doing only running because I want lose only fat from tummy and Cycling help to lose fat from thigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastynice View Post
    I think running is more efficient for melting that fat, but like people said, at your age and weight I'd say cycling is the thing to do. Which do you enjoy more?
    he's 39 not 70.
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    both are best for making a fit healthy body

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    Cycling. Working your legs that much will burn a ton of calories and put considerably less stress on the body. I know a former professional ironman who cannot run anymore because his knees and shins are shot. Cycling won't just target your legs either, fat will burn from everywhere as long as you are consistent with the exercise and your diet.
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    Cycling and running both are perfect exercises for legs. With cycling and running we can get fitness easily and can make legs,bones and muscles strong and healthy. Both are my favorite exercises.
    Last edited by AllenSmith; 01-11-2014 at 01:34 AM.

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    Walking

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    being 39 you might as well be dead. Luckily i am only 36. seriously just keep working
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    Running is the best exercise. It can be done in many forms like jogging, sprinting and long and faster runs. Running gets the blood circulation going in the whole body. It helps our legs get more and more strength. It is proved that the people who jog or run everyday stay more fit than others who don't. The morning runs make us feel fresh and fit for the day.

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