Re: How important is weight
Originally Posted by mikesbytes
My weight seems to of stabilised in the 80 - 82kg range. Bodyfat is around 13% so I could cut a little weight there. There are other areas to focus on, before worrying about weight. I read sometwhere that 4.5kg is approximately a 1.8% performance hit.
That is one way.
Like I said, during the season when I am peaking for an event, my body fat is in the 3-4% range, very lean. THe only way I am going to be able to really drop considerable weight during the off-season is to lose more muscle mass, and I have some to lose in the upper body.....I do not want to mess with the legs, but if you are riding your legs will keep the muscle, that is your bodies way of taking care of the muscles that are working and pulling from those that are not.