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Our motivation videos are. A: There is definitely a way to lose weight faster than you are now. The No. 1 trick for fast weight loss is to engage in activities that burn the maximum amount of calories for the greatest amount of time.There are many day-to-day activities that burn calories (walking, gardening, household chores), but they don’t meet the mark for burning the maximum amount of calories. An online website devoted to health and fitness, created by expert personal trainers, and health and fitness professionals. Weight training, on the other hand, keeps your metabolism at an elevated energy use rate for about an hour after you’re done. Another bonus to weight training!

Exercise science calls this afterburn effect Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC).[1] This means that after weight training the body continues to need oxygen at a higher rate.[2].

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The posting of participants testimonial, a simple video workout routine and the words used to motivate them to join.

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I did so because I wanted to understand if messaging about weight had changed in the course and also to see what it might feel like to participate in a fitness leadership course.

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The trainer should talk to you about your goals, about your lifestyle, and only then make a programme.

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He sends videos of how to do everything, and 90% of the exercises are just based on your body weight.

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You can also do this with an exercise partner, or ask your trainer or a friend to give feedback on your progress and motivation, once a week, for example.

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Getting a personal trainer is another great option, perhaps if Annemarie is unable to find a friend to frequent the gym with her, or if that friend doesn’t provide enough motivation on his or her own.

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She is also interested in it because she has heard that this type of training aids weight and fat loss.

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Motivational interviewing allows the OTA to take the lead in informing Michael why exercise is important for weight loss.

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It demonstrated that motivation is not the main driver for weight loss as all of the participants were motivated to be publically filmed and cajoled.

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  • No, there was a trainer a while back that did the same to help his obese patient gain some motivation, as they worked together to lose the weight

  • This is to share my weight loss journey and thanks to you for the inspiration.
    I lost 13 pounds in last 11 months, it sounds slow but I am so glad that I have achieved this through intermittent fasting, 24-48hrs water fasting, LCHF diet and mild exercise. it’s been an amazing journey from 6 meals (3 big and 3 snacks low fat diet) to OMAD (one meal a day). The biggest surprise was that I am losing fat from all parts like arms, belly and hips, but not from my face and bust line which was completely opposite what I experienced 10 years back when I was in UK with LCLF (low carbs low fat) diet and rigorous exercise almost 5-6 days a week. I enjoyed this transformation as well but once I was back in India, I couldn’t continue gym and gained back what I lost. Though my lifestyle changed from sugar laden meals to no sugar at all and occasional rice meals as we Indians love eating rice. I was always overweight but i started my weight loss journey in my 30s and now in 40s I was determined to find a sustainable way of losing and maintaining weight. I am glad that my brother introduced me to bullet coffee and Keto diet legends like you on YouTube. So big thanks to my bro and YouTube legends like you giving us an opportunities to understand the vast and new information on Keto and sustainable weight management options.
    My Tricks that worked on me are
    0. I plan and cook my food from whole food with saturated fats like mustard oil, coconut oil, clarified butter, butter etc.
    0. I make sure that I move around a bit but depends on the day schedule
    0. If I have socialising events coming up I fast the previous day and the following day to hit a balance and I just love it.

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  • Exercise is not always the Solution, Water Fasting is a great tool to learn to lose weight Naturally with out killing your self in the GYM, to water fast you need to train your body and mind for it, also keep in mind that sugar cravings are your number one Enemy, if you give in to sugar then you have broken water fast, here is something you guys can do to kill Parasites and lose weight at the same time, Its called Diatomaceous earth food grade, and you can buy it at its around $12 to $20 dollars, start with a small amount of it, 1/4 of a tablespoon and add it to 12 oz of water and drink it, and drink lots of water trow out the day otherwise you will feel Dry, weight your self a couple of times per week but dont stress, dont lose more than 10 pounds per mouth because you run into problems with lose skin. 8 pounds a month is perfect, this is a long journey, your goal should be 2 or 3 years, just calculate 8×12=96 =1 year

  • I had a horrible experience with a trainer when I was already 80 lbs down (around 212 lbs) and they totally didn’t understand or care to understand my eating disorder or help me with my nutrition.

  • Thank you for this great to see that you recognise people’s struggles with food and understand that everyone is different. I love exercise but struggle with over eating and that very full feeling is my normal. I need a trainer like you ����

  • I wait to know that i am just 16 years old and i m gonna be 17 in may and i have gained weight and i am a student now I think that i am gaining weight too early i dont wanna be obese so can you tell me what a student can do to maintain his weight and to be obese

  • arr i hate clip where people bla bla bla bla. i though it s a clip with picture, a story with it s protagonist on video, see the defference of 100kg to 70kg not a man who talk infinite time

  • #torqueback I’m starting to get into road racing but I don’t have access to a car, I’m considering getting the train to within 10/20 miles of races and then riding to the start, is there a way I can use this ride to the race as a warm up?

  • I really like you because it is true people always assume just because I am obese i cannot do certain things but it is not true I actually am really able to reach and stuff like that. Also yes just because someone is obese doesn’t mean they eat alot!!! Dang you are so smart!! Great trainer

  • I’m not a personal trainer but everything you’ve said here is spot on. Ive carried myself from 400 lbs to right now I’m in the low 200s and I’ve learned so much and this is so true everything you’ve said here. I still get looks when I smoke people in the gym. Lol. Thank you for this info!!

  • Your so right!! It was hard for me to eat a lot. Meeting my macros and calories was always hard for me. And i can run as fast as a skinny person..lot of personal trainers i had judge. Think because im a big girl i cant do alot.

  • Thank you for this. I’m 5’6″ 250 pounds and I did a spartan run and completed this with only a month of conditioning…even though I planned to train for 9 months. I am very athletic, just eat bad and am only productive when I’m competing against myself or others. So most of my turn off happens when people plan me based on an overall criteria. I’m always either under stimulated or over worked and both cause me to say fuck it.

  • i dont eat much all day besides a morning coffee n a snack and then i eat carbs at night, usually take away and other rubbish.. this is so hard and has been so hard for me for years

  • I just joined gym. I scheduled an he training and the trainer gave me two minutes of his time. He same get on bike 10 minutes and walked away. Came back and said get on tread mill 10 minutes and left then put me on elliptical standing machine 10 minutes and walked away then 8 minutes in said ok come to front desk. When do you want to schedule again? I said wait a minute. Isn’t this a one he session? Then he started stuttering? Ummm well this is just a stress test and then I’ll see you once a month and you just follow what I write. I told him listen I didn’t came and schedule a session with you to walk on tread mill for ten minutes so he said want to schedule again? I said well I have to think about this because the chart says one he session he just cut me short and walked away from me and left me standing. I turn around and he started training someone else. He had a 3 person scheduled for that day but I was the only one schedule for the whole day. No one else was on list. I’ve never felt so embarrassed in my life. So I went straight to the weights and machines on my own.

  • Thank you so much for this video… it’s exactly what i needed to hear…all this advice is going to help and motivate me to get myself right…thank you thank you..God bless you Sir

  • I appreciate that you addressed number two on your list. I speak about that in my situation. I do not eat all day. I eat at the end of the day and it’s not always healthy. You did a great job with educating those that THINK they know why I am overweight. Thanks much.

  • I love the videos, as I am always trying to help clients as sensibly as possible. All the new trainers I work with, say I killed this client, or that a client could not walk for 4 days I hate that approach. I am training a 400lb client tomorrow and I am busy working on ideas today, as the client is also very very tall, some machines will even be too small.

  • Amazing video! Coming from someone who is interested in making personal training a business���� really valuable information to know

  • I think this video forgot to include how to help trainers understand that helping someone who is overweight doesnt mean shaming them for “choosing to let themselves get that big” punishment in working out isnt condusive to overall success for the client or trainer.

  • I’ve bought my first bike in January, sort of a 50th birthday gift to me. I’ve always eaten well but big meals and no breakfast had taken it’s toll. I do spinning twice a week and try to ride another 3 times. Since Jan I’ve reduced my quantity on one plate and have started to have breakfast I have lost 2 stone so far and now weighing 17 stone. I would say the biggest change I have and everyone could make is reduced volumes, everything in moderation.

  • Thank you. Thank you so much. Your obese clients must love your insight.

    I’m a big guy, my heart is doing 130+BPM just walking at a slow pace. Asking me to jog for 15 minutes on a treadmill is going to push that to 175+ (I’m 35+ so it’s practically MHR for me) results in me hanging out of my ass and needing to stop for 30 minutes to recover before I can even speak.

  • Great video and refreshing to see compassion and understanding of why overweight people, including myself, are completely intimidated about going to the gym etc. It’s the first time I’ve ever heard a personal trainer say that because I’m obese doesn’t mean I am not flexible. Being fit and active in the past, I have a strong core and know how to use the muscles which means I can do more than many expect. It’s ironic that most exercise routines are needed by obese people the most yet many feel they can’t access it. Doing a routine where you can’t do anything and end up in complete pain then and for days after is the worst feeling and saps all your confidence and motivation. I wish you could be my personal trainer. Let’s hope others see your video and take note ��

  • Thank you from the bottom I’d my heart. I am obese and have been trying to lose weight. My last boot camp trainer would humiliate me in front of class to motivate me. I felt worthless and had to drop out for my sanity. I am now doing it on my own.

  • #torqueback Please help! why cant I relax on the bike? Anytime I try and ride with vigor or even at a mild pace I seem to tense my right shoulder so bad that it is the first thing to fatigue and start feeling very uncomfortable. Is it me? my posture? my bike? I try and consciously make the decision to relax but as soon as I need to pedal hard I naturally tense up in my shoulders without even realizing.

  • If I did this kind of work out everyday mixed with a couple other things (prob 20 minute workout), would that help me shave off a few pounds? My time is limited so I’m pretty much relying on will power to wake up earlier to get a workout in before going to work

  • Im big and I wish I wasn’t so scared of going to the gym. Like, I get in the mood to workout and hype myself up to be happy and then you get to the gym and see people stare, point and laugh. So right now im doing stuff at home in hopes that I can lose enough weight to be confident enough to go to the gym.

  • I think trainer’s should help clients…start with nutrition meals��Because,I don’t care how long you in a gym exercise….it want help nothing? If your nutrition is not good��

  • I agree with you on potentially misjudging clients level of conditioning based on their weight. I’ve been surprised at times when I’m performing fitness assessments for larger clients who are more cable than I initially thought.

  • I’m just learning to be a PT now but I have to ask… Isn’t it out of our scope of practice to give nutrition advise? Shouldn’t we refer them to a registered dietitian?

  • As a previously obese client myself, I really appreciated my former trainer who respected me and knew that I could go hard despite my weight. Very good video from a client’s perspective as well. Thanks!

  • Thank you for this. There’s a lot of embarrassment involved and this kind of strong confidence while still being firm and honest is really helpful to hear. I would kill to know a trainer like you!

  • #AskGCNTrainging #torqueback Hey I’ve just got into cycling regularly in last 5 months and really love it. I want to cycle large distances and see some lovely scenery but am not really interested in getting particularly faster or technically better. I plan to cycle over Europe and UK in Summer, would you still recommend all the training or will I be fine doing super long rides as a casual cyclist. Cheers

  • Respect. Very much a true trainer i would love to work with, from the bottom of my heart and soul I send you my spiritual respect.

  • I’m a plus size Zumba Fitness instructor. I have signed up for certification in my city this summer to continue my education.
    Thank you for this video. I am hoping to come up with a fitness routine to help me loose the weight further… And help others as well.

  • My wife is well over 250 and just got her a gym membership with me she wants to hit weights but my question shouldn’t she do less weight but alot of reps?? and of course food diet

  • I love your videos, very informative. However, have you noticed that you always point to the wrong place for the links to your other videos?! LOL. I think that is funny. Either way, i enjoy your content and will always be a fan.

  • I’m 36, 175lbs., started at 300. now I’m still working out and getting certified as a trainer. I found my passion and you guys can do it!!! the whole time I didn’t think I could and then I was there

  • Well said. The problem with Personal Trainers is they don’t know what it’s like to be unfit because fitness comes easy to them. If they had to do something that was slightly challenging (away from fitness) they would give up in an instant. A bigger person’s body does not metabolise food at the same rate as a slimmer person. The problem is not theirs but once you know that we metabolise food at a slower rate or we store fat easily then we will need to make different choices to compensate for the slower metabolism, which will mean checking portion sizes and making healthier food choices because we unfortunately are not built the same as a slimmer person who can get away with leading an unhealthier lifestyle.
    If we lived in Antarctica we would have the perfect physique & metabolism and we would be on the cover of all the magazines.

    Being overweight means we cannot hide your difference where as slimmer person can hide their differences & insecurities because their differences/insecurities may not be external.
    Let’s turn people inside out and give them transparent heads so we really see who has the problem.

    Don’t give up, I still struggle with my weight and it is a life long battle but one that is winnable.

  • Great imformation! However, I have a question: “Why is it always necc. To beat our last record time?” couldn’t. That be something to buildUp to?

  • Hi I have 2 month old baby and my weight 67.8 I’m looking for good Nutrition plan if you could help me I will really appreciate it I really want to loos weight thx

  • #torqueback
    Hi, I eat very healthy everyday but when I come home from college I’ll have a bowel of cereal (muesli or 4 weetabix) then I’ll do some training and have my evening meal around 7. At 9ish I might have another bowel of cereal. I’ll still do this if I’m on a rest day, could you recommend any snacks to have before and after my training and on rest days to substitute cereal

  • Thankyou so much. So informative ur content is very good in every video.. I have a question is to how to market yourself and how to make a close on clients

  • Nice video it encourages all people of all sizes to get into there anyway I can have a word with u. I m about 132 kg now I badly want to reduce my body. I have a lot of questions to start with can u help me out?

  • Cause of my weight i cant do exercises such as running, running mountian climb (this one because of my physical size), jumping squats etc cause it is excrusiating on my knees…

    So instead i do an easier version such as normal squats instead of jumping, power walking instead of running, step punches instead of jumping punches etc. However i feel like im not working hard enough then….

    Does that make sense?

  • Use some silicon tape cut to size. lay it on the bottom seam and it will stick without creating a hot spot.

  • #torqueback As the sunny season is finally coming, it’s time to put short bibs on. How high do/should you shave your legs? “Bear shorts” are not fun at the beach or during a run….

  • I really like your first point. I have never heard anyone talks about it though. I am obese. My BMI is 37. Yet I am very flexible and fit. I can do a full split. Even thin people cannot keep up with me in cardio. Also they need my help with heavy objects. Yet I am always treated as “the lazy fat and stupid woman”. I dont eat that much too. My fit thin husband eat more than I do..��

  • You can’t be all things to all people…… if advice for complete novices and kids is included then I’ll find my advice elsewhere. Too commercial and stop the dumbing down. I want informed advice and that means newbie bikers shouldn’t be catered for.

  • I recently went from riding an old flat bar big box store hybrid with 700x28c tires to a new gravel/adventure bike with drop bars and 700x38c tires. The rolling resistance aside, I feel more comfortable on the new bike. I am riding longer and I finish my morning workouts feeling I could have done more. Lately my morning rides are 8-10 miles of city streets at 12-13mph average. I want to train for long rides like 50 to 100 and eventually I want to do the DK200 as I live just a few hours drive away in Missouri. There are a number of events in my area that range from 50 to 150 miles. Where do I begin? Increase my morning workouts? Long weekend rides? Love your channel and website. You guys and gals are awesome!

  • I seriously hate the idea of a trainer because I’m sure they are prejudging me but you could every penny I have. you get it! YOU ACTUALLY GET IT!

  • #askgcntraining As a new parent it can be hard to find the time to do a training session for longer than 30 minutes before needing to make a bottle or change a diaper. All of the workouts I’ve been able to find on Zwift seem to be around hour or longer. What sort of training should I do to maximize a 30 minute time-slot?

  • #torqueback. #askgcntraining I did my first 100km sportive last year and am hoping to do some longer sportives and even races this year. I have also booked a cycling holiday. When the weather is too bad or time is too tight to cycle outdoors I do indoor sessions on zwift on Bkool trainer. However I can’t do a lot of the Zwift workouts because I can’t hit the high anaerobic intervals-I just grind to a halt and can’t turn the pedals. I can manage the threshold/sweetspot etc intervals just fine; if anything I sometimes have to adjust my FTP up a bit. Any advice?

  • On the question about when to go from presumably lighter winter training to HIIT training, I would like to add a caveat to your response…
    When road conditions permit it. Doing HIIT workouts on ice and choppy snow seems like a bad idea to me, personally.

  • #torqueback Hey GCN, I’m absolutely obsessed with your show. I am wondering what Cadence I should look at maintaining? I just purchased my first bike, a 2nd hand Giant Defy aluxx 6000 and I’m struggling with what Cadence and what gear I should be in. If I sacrifice 2-3 gears to make sure I can pedal 80-90 RPM but go slower is it worth it? Let me know. Thanks!!

  • I have an Orbe Ordu TT bike from 2012 with a mixed sram red/force (rear derailuer and front derailuer) and ultegra (casette 11-28)groupset with a FSA hollow carbon drivetrain 54-39 with a zipp super 9 disc wheel and here is where my problem apears. whenever i stand up or start to weave a little bit there is something rubbing against the wheel and it makes a horrible noise and slows me down. I have a continental 5000 backwheel with a 23mm width and my brakes are wilier and they do not touch the rim. Any advice on what to do? #tourqeback

  • Big question I have for Dreamer is what is his/her current weight? Riding 160 miles a week etc they very well may have no weight to lose.

  • #torqueback #askgcntraining I find it interesting that we obsess over power and watts and watts per kilo which is lovely but I wouldn’t mind understanding my output in terms of torque and it’s relationship with my power output. I have a power meter but it doesn’t give torque figures. Engine outputs are quoted with power and torque figures and when tested power and torque curves are produced and compared so why not with cycling?!

  • #askgcntraining. I’m doing the London Revolution in 8 weeks and struggling to get out more than once a week and only getting 30-40 miles at the weekend. I have a Tacx flux but don’t like using it for more than an hour. What can Training sessions can you suggest I do to get ready for this 2 day sportive

  • #torqueback Now that we are entering summer, I’m using lights to be seen rather than to see. But what is best mode for front and rear lights to help be seen? Thanks guys

  • #AskGCNTraining Good day. I work in the office and among the work week there is no time to ride a bike. What is the best way to combine training 1-1.5 hours with Zwift during the week, after work, and cycling on weekends?

  • The whole point is you don’t need to be a professional dancer. U just need to move your body and burn some calories. A fun way to exercise without the stress and burden in my opinion

  • Smear some silicone along the hem of that jersey and you’ll have the same thing that some manufacturers are putting on their jerseys. Use paper with rectangular cutouts to mask it and it will come close to looking like it does when they do it with a machine.

  • #askgcntraining I have been doing the 10 week challenge. This is my first time riding with power data and I noticed my power drops 20-30 watts when I Stand up. Do you have any advice or training programs I can do to fix this?

  • 1:15. This reminds me of when I was majorly overweight (nearly 420 pounds). People were always shocked by my leg strength. I vividly remember a nurse at my doctor’s office saying “wow! I wish I had your calves! Those are rock solid!”. People were always a bit shocked by that. But…If you think about it, of course it makes sense. Those legs were carrying around 420 pounds. I wasn’t stationary. I hadn’t gotten to the point of being stationary. I’d be walking 3 to 4 miles to the record store, or walking around the mall, or doing normal every day walking every single day. I hadn’t gotten to the point of siting around unable to move yet, thanks god. So of course my legs were going to have some serious muscle to them considering what they were carrying around each day. And I could run super fast. It was just long distances that were the issue. If I raced some people across my yard I could beat them, for many people. But if we had to run down the street? I’d be gasping for air by the time I got two houses down.

  • #AskGCNTraining I’ve just signed up for the Tour De Yorkshire Sportive, my first ever sportive ride. What type of training should I be doing to improve my endurance, in the 8 weeks running up to the event! Am I better putting in longer, easier sessions on the road/turbo, or will shorter interval sessions be more beneficial?

  • #torqueback #askgcntraining Howdy gents! I recently did my first Zwift FTP test (short version) and came out with 204W. However, on subsequent free rides in Zwift I keep getting notifications that my FTP keeps increasing (usually on various Zwift hill climb sessions > 20 min)! Oh Yeah!

    With a constantly changing FTP is it time to re-test? Or would the newly released Ramp Test be a better chance to dial in my FTP?


  • #torqueback
    HI everyone! I’m contemplating switching over to waxing my chain. my question is in-between the 300km? rewaxings what do i do?
    Do i simply wipe the chain with a dry cloth?
    Do i use a degreaser? will it pull off needed wax?
    Can i add dry lube? i know lube is “bad” with wax, but does a dry lube also displace wax like the wet lubes?


  • I am looking at upgrading my current drivetrain which is a mixture of 105 and ultegra. Would you recommend Ultegra DI2 or Dura Ace mechanical. I know the gear changes of electronic are better but the idea of having yet another thing to charge is annoying. Also for ultra endurance riding do electronic gears make sense? Can carry spare cables but not batteries! #torqueback

  • Anyone tried the Custokebon Secrets (just search it on google)? We have heard numerous awesome things about this popular weight loss secrets.

  • From my own experience, if you want to lose fat over the long term you either have to ride crazy miles or increase your rest metabolism. The latter goal is easily accomplished with weight training. Putting on even a single pound of muscle will cause your metabolism to increase by the equivalent of a mile of riding per day. If you’re a typical cyclist there is plenty of room on your arms for more muscle.

  • Okay. It took me a while. But I’m really starting to like these guys! I was such a fan of Matt and pretty much left the channel when he left. I had a hard time warming up to the noobs. But they’re winning me over and I’m back to watching pretty much every vid GCN posts again. Good job guys!

  • @ 7:40 Excusing the lack of electric support/pace vehicles due to limited range should already sound like an outdated argument. With the amount of money in pro cycling it really shouldn’t have a significant cost impact to swap out for a ‘fresh’ car part way through a stage just like swapping horses once upon a time. It’s the kind of thing that a vehicle manufacturer might even want to sponsor to make up the deficit as long as it gets their name out there. Cycling is so eco-friendly at its heart that pro racing really ought to be showing consistent across-the-board leadership in green transport, even if it requires a minor faff to do so.

  • I lost 50 pounds 30/35 was by diet alone over 2 years and the balance was with the help of cycling. I found that celery was good to fill up between meals and that spiced tea helped. I reduced my alcohol consumption too. Its hard to lose weight just by exercising because it gives you such a good appetite. I found that fasted rides helped and I didn’t eat sugary snacks on the bike. But don’t deny yourself treats or you will get cravings. As I got fitter I burned more calories and had got used to eating better. I’ve had a stable weight now for about 4 years.

  • In my experience, the best way (fastest) to lose fat is to incorporate weight lifting (deadlift, pullups, bench, squat) mixed with easy / base cycling over 12 weeks. It gives you solid foundation and the polarized efforts help recovery. Weights and anaerobic stimulate mTor differently, net effect is aerobic work makes you hungry, anaerobic strength work, less so, further building the case for strength training for body composition changes

  • Not my favorite Q&A session guys. “Q: How can I start getting into cycling as a triathlete? A: Rumble through all our videos!” At least say, “here are the first three steps to getting started. “

  • #torqueback #AskGCNTraining
    Okay, so I have the following problem with my newly bought HR monitor. When I put the sensors on the front of my chest, it keeps losing signal, and shows a simple flat line on my chart. When I put it on the other way around (so the sensors are on my back, it seems to be working fine.) But that’s not the most convenient way to wear it, and in the manual it also says, to wear it on the front. I did put water on it too. I have a fairly hairy chest, on which I try to put it on. Could it be the problem? Do pros shave their chests? Or should I just use it with the sensor on my back, if it works that way? Any tips wearing the HR sensor the “right” way would be more than helpful. Thanks!

  • Hi, I want to buy a GPS bike computer for myself. I was thinking about a Garmin edge 820 or a Wahoo Elemnt. I would use the bike computer for training and racing. Which one is better or are they both good? Thanks

  • #askgcntraining I want to create a training program to improve my ftp. The thing is that I also play football 3 times a week until the end of May (training session on wednesday, game on saturday and one evening indoor game of which the day varies week to week). What’s the best way to create a cycling training program around that?

  • If you are doing 40 miles a day, 4 days a week, your problem is that you are eating too much, not that you aren’t doing the right training plan.

  • Your picture in picture editing is not working like it used to be. You should tell your editor to fix it. You are pointing at something but it’s not there.

  • #askgcntraining i am the proud owner of a sick Crux that is a tad too big for me(it’s a 54cm I need a 52cm). Should I Move the seat forward or get a shorter stem? Or both? I will be riding gravel and road with it, not CX. Thanks

  • New lighting looks gooooood, WB is spot on, blacks are great now, focus nailed! Great work guys!
    (AND the best of all is the “gold” reflection on the Mac, a homage to Pulp Fiction’s suitcase scene…:D)

  • #AskGCNTraining I’m relatively new to cycling, and want to get better at pedaling form and technique. Are there some drills that you would recommend to make sure I’m being as efficient as possible and not picking up bad habits?

  • Is there an explanation for why I get more sore going with the wind, than when I go into the wind for the same distance? Lower cadence with wind? Or…?

  • Most people that watch this show tell themselves, gotta have a power meter, but most people that watch this show are to dumb to know what to do with the data they collect.

  • Re: Weight Loss/Nutition….Glad to hear that “main stream” cycling is starting to make the turn on weight loss. Great (and factual by the way) low carb/higher fat is the key. The years of high-carb and carbo-loading has damaged us all…..

  • The reason there are so many “asthma” sufferers in pro cycling has nothing to do with air polution in the peloton and everything to do with legalized doping (ask Team Sky about that if you don’t understand).

  • OK lads, Emma and Katherine, I’m looking at doing a 400k (with about 3500m elevation) overnight audax in about 10 weeks. I’ve got a reasonable base fitness and I’ve done my share of 100k+ rides but never anything this long. I need to shift some weight as well as train. I am less concerned about the mental aspect especially as I’ll be riding with a mate but any tips and training advice for doing a beast of a long ride? Love the channel thanks! #askgcntraining #torqueback

  • #torqueback Hi guys, iv just joined a gym which has a brand new Wattbike. Fantastic piece of equipment and have really enjoyed my first couple of sessions using it. However it seems like a piece of equipment that never seems to be mentioned by yourselves. Are there any negatives to using this machine over a conventional turbo trainer? Would love to hear your opinion on what you think of them. Thanks

  • @ 15:31 I also recently took to training to a Strava KOM. I found the distance and current top time and set up the indoor trainer.
    5 min warmup
    beat the KOM (mine was just under 7 minutes)
    3 minute recovery
    do it again
    5 minute cool down
    You could do more intervals if your KOM goal is shorter.
    Great motivation when you know you’ll be riding that segment on your group ride or on your regular route trying to beat the top time.

  • Thanks for the video, very interesting.
    Question: When I ride on Zwift with other riders on a training ride, I noticed that Watts per kilo on some (not all riders) are very different. For example I will be following a rider and his WPK is lower than mine. A lot lower, and I am having trouble keeping pace. I saw somewhere that Zwift also takes height consideration (air resistant) into their power calculations, is this true?

  • There is a segment on strava near me. It is about 2.2km, with 8% gradient(max 17%). My record is 16:58 and I am 38 years old, 83kg, 180cm. How can I train to improve my records in the next couple of months? There might be a race there at the end of spring, and I am thinking to participate. #torqueback #AskGCNTraining

  • #torqueback Hi gcn I am a pretty lightweight rider but I still seem to get dropped on climbs while racing, but I feel fine on flats. Any ideas on why this happens and any tips on how to improve my climbing?

  • #askgcnanything #torqueback what can I do to make my rides more enjoyable for example I went out for a 120km cycle and after 50km I was bored and in doing 150 next month and I have no one to ride with

  • #torqueback If you have to skip a session on a predetermined training plan for reasons other than your health, what is the best option: rearrange the next days so you can catch up on the missed session, or just skip it and continue with the rest of the plan as it is? I mean, what causes the least impact on the effectiveness of the training plan?

  • #askgcntraining
    I’ve done cycling for years so have a good base and coming to the end of some HIT training etc to raise my fitness for the coming TT season. I plan to do at least one TT (10 mile)per week but want to keep my fitness as high as possible while having reasonable fatigue and form levels.What training would be the best.
    Thanks. PS…Great show����

  • #torqueback #askgcntraining, I am a 16 year old junior triathlete, racing drafting legal sprint triathlons. Recently I have started zwifting and especially doing a lot of zwift racing, as I can push myself much easier then in a workout. What kind of workouts can I replace with some zwift races?

  • At the age of 13 how can I raise my FTP from 203 to 220 and also improve my sprint ability, I do 9 to 10 hours a week on Zwift and on the road so I do have a good amount of time to train. Thanks #torqueback

  • #torqueback Hey guys, I’ve just invested in a power meter and wondering what is the most accurate way of setting my power zones? Cheers guys

  • After a few weeks of training & doing really well on Strava, I’ve given up the idea that I need to lose weight to be a better cyclist. If I get back down to the desired weight, fine but no more hard line it’s got to be that way. If I’m putting out better power figures I know I’m gaining muscle & that’s just the way I am, just fine like this.

  • #torqueback #AskGCNTraining
    Hi, I am 13 years old, and crashed 2 weeks ago. How can I recover after the crash? I broke my collarbone, and I have 3 weeks left with recovery. The wind pushed me over in high speed, while I had one hand on the handlebar, because I was drinking. Can I start riding before the bone is completely healed? Thanks

  • Hey guys, I’ve dabbled in gravel riding with my old winter bike in recent years. So I’m in the process of buying a Canyon Grail 6.0 (no hover bar ��). Though I will not receive it until late July. With Brexit looming, do you foresee a change in the way here in the UK on how we go about our next bike purchases?

    Keep up the good work! Who needs tv, when you have GCN ��.

    Also, still waiting on that presenter challenge of climbing Hardknott Pass! ��

    All the best!

    Will Lammie

  • This guy is really smart, watching this video I felt like he was talking about me the whole time. I appreciate the fact that he can sympathize with somebody that struggling with weight loss… Excellent video…thank you!!

  • #Torqueback, #AskGCNTraining i am riding a century ride in France in 10 weeks, from Cambrai to Roubaix including the cobbles. What training would you recommend? I know i cant replicate the cobbles but what type of indoor sessions would you recommend?

  • Exactly u have to play with their diet around you have some that just can’t eat that much so u go for calorie dense foods then you have the clients that can’t eat enough so u go for volume foods and as you say u have to help them change their relationship with foods let them have a reward meal once in a while you can’t kill them and cut everything out right out of the gate. We have so many options now with food that it isn’t that hard to find healthy alternatives to “bad foods”

  • #AskGCNTraining Hi guys, at whih point is considered necessary to change my derailleurs (front and rear). I’ve got some problems with my a Sora groupset, the gear shift in not as smooth as i like, and my gears tend to sound when im giving it full gas! (mainly in 53/11 gear). I’ve recently changed my chain and my cassette (different bikeshops told me to do so) but the problems persist, even thought all was made by a professional mechanic. Should i change my derailleurs or it’s just a matter of proper adjustment? By the way, great show!

  • The easiest weight loss is just switching to more lower calorie foods instead of high processed. Eat more veggies and fruit, less nuts, no oil, less processed grains.

  • #torqueback #AskGCNTraining hey guys. I’ve been riding for about 2 years but only just started thinking about racing. I’m 19, around 190cm and between 70 and 80 kg, depending on time of year I would say my build is slim, not overly skinny but not muscly. I can’t quite figure out what I would specialise in (climbing, sprinting etc.). Although I’m reasonably heavy I have recently found that I prefer climbing, but is there anything I can do within my training and rides to really narrow down what I would specialise in? I love the videos, watch them pretty much everyday! Sorry for the lengthy paragraph! Thank you

  • @GCN What’s the word in 2019 about Lance Armstrong? Does he still have ANY pull in the cycling world or has he been forgotten or forgiven?

    I just can’t stop thinking of Lance Armstrong & his drug use & lies every time I hear about pro cyclists…is it the same for everyone else?

  • Climbing training on the turbo, practice using high resistance and a cadence in the 75 range, sometimes going to a higher resistance and standing for 15 seconds over 8 to 10 minutes, good luck

  • #torqueback Hi gcn big fan i have recently been trying to train in a aerodynamic posistion i have since had back pain and shoulder pain is there any way to ease the pain many thanks brandon

  • #torqueback #askgcntraining Hi GCN, how can I find my strengths on the bike? I don’t have a powermeter to compare myself to competitors.

  • Take the jersey to a clothing alterations shop and see if they can sew in some new elastic. If the elastic rubber is exposed then the hem will grip.

  • So how did he loose the weight? Keto and exercise only? Someone tell me please? I weigh 86 kg now after my cs and I feel so unattractive.

  • Guys. lost a ton of weight doesn’t need to be hard (I used to think it did). I’m going to give you some tips now. Get a popular diet plan program called Custokebon Secrets (do a search on google). Thanks to it I have lost a lot of weight. I should not even be speaking about it cause I don’t really want a lot of other guys out there running exactly the same game but whatever. I am just in a great mood right now so I will share the wealth lol.

  • Amazing that nearly every answer is jump on the trainer cough Zwift *cough*….oh did we mention Zwift sponsor this….:-) Some of us can’t afford an indoor trainer and/or have the space.

  • I love this video it’s a actually help me and I don’t know what you can do next to help me like it’s so fun I love it please make another video please

  • Warning never do this in front of anyone especially your brother!!!!
    Ps soon there is going to be a viral video of a dancing chicken ��

  • okay. this might not be hip hop or synchronised but yes… it was for the beginners. i am dng it for past couple of weeks and i can see the results. thank u so much for the vdo.

  • Do natural popular weight loss diet plan like Custokebon Secrets really work and if so, how effective are they? We’ve noticed numerous amazing things about this popular lose weight secrets.

  • The chick on the right should be leading the workout. And this choreography is kinda cringeworthy, no offense �� it’s not hip hop at all

  • #talkback #askgcntraining.
    With all the work to lose grams on a bike, has anybody tried to fill the frame with a lighter gas such as helium or hydrogen? I know there are restrictions on weight, but couldn’t they then add comfort products to offset? Double tape, etc. Thanks.

  • Wtf did I just watched?��

    Y’all on drugs when I clicked on this I already knew I was going to be HORRIBLE the one in the middle need Micheal Jorden to tell get some help is she on drugs??����

  • My doctor told me I wasn’t getting enough calories (only about 600 per day) and that I was sending my body into starvation mode. That calories in/calories out thing really messed with me and my metabolism and I couldn’t understand why I was gaining weight if I was eating so much less than everyone else. It’s still work to remember to eat enough. If I don’t and miss a workout for more than a day or two it feels like I’m starting over from scratch until I get in a groove again.

  • Imagine getting ready to exercise and playing this video… BOOM now you’re eating popcorn and laughing at the entertainment lol…

    PS. Nobody on this video can dance lol y’all trippin….

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