Recent content by rkohler



  1. rkohler

    Immune System

    Forget it man. I'm done. I'm obviously missing some extraordinary point here and my background has gotten me nowhere. Maybe if I backed up every single word I said with research, like some people do in here, then people would listen as if it was the only correct hypothesis out there. I don't...
  2. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    I know you have a ton of research to back up everything you're saying, and I can't argue with that, nor do I intend to. Off that topic though, I'm not sure how all of this got back to resistance training to improve cycling performance because my intent from the beginning was to put in my two...
  3. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    I just did. I replied to your last message with a "see above" comment because I posted it in this thread. Then I just copied and pasted the study into that message. It's about 3 or 4 replies up...maybe more. Also, Ed Burke must not mean much to anyone here. He is one of the best researchers in...
  4. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    I didn't mean it that way. But there is evidence to suggest otherwise...I posted one example of that evidence above. Can you expand on that more? I don't get what you're trying to say. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that at certain times during training as well. Nuts are a perfectly...
  5. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    So it really depends on who we're talking about - newbies, trained cyclists, or pros. I completely agree about any exercise helping newbies. Anecdotal evidence from 20 years ago can't hold any water in today's discussion because of the wealth of knowledge we have and the ways that resistance...
  6. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    So you're saying that if you take a newbie who's never been on a bike before, you wouldn't recommend any resistance training at any time of the year? You would only prescribe bike workouts for him? I completely agree with your point about being able to sustain the power, but I don't see how...
  7. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    See one of my above posts...I also just pasted it below for an easier time finding it. "The study carried out by R. C. Hickson and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago was considerably more practical. In that investigation, eight experienced cyclists added three days per...
  8. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    I just checked this whole thread, and the only time that I even mentioned the word performance when talking about resistance training was when I wrote one comment about skiers in response to Carrera's post, and when I posted, as an example, that there are studies out there that have found...
  9. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    See, that's interesting. You say you feel that you could give plenty of advice on weight training for people who want to gain weight and strength, etc. And you sometimes train pole-vaulters? So what makes cyclists that different? I understand that you may focus on different muscle groups with...
  10. rkohler

    Weight Loss and Sport Drinks/Gels/Fruit

    Well, one main thing about getting through the workouts without fuel is that you have to look at the ride he's training for. This race is typically in 100 degree heat. With almost any humidity, the temperature will feel WAY more than 100 degrees. So, his training should be specific to the ride...
  11. rkohler

    For Power and Strength!!

    I'd recommend a coach and resistance training, but my second recommendation of resistance training would get shot down in a second in this forum. (Resistance training doesn't seem to be important to anyone here, but please don't disregard it after reading the opinions only in this forum) Sooo...
  12. rkohler

    Immune System

    Richard Gear isn't as cool as Rocky. Rocky would kick his a$$ anyday ;) Seriously though, those types of crunches are perfectly fine to get a good ab workout. They're similar to the crunches that you would do on the decline bench where your shin is resting against the pad keeping you from...
  13. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    It's not so much about what the pros have to say. They do what their coaches recommend most of the time. This is a perfect example of why we have coaches and other specialists to make the proper recommendations. The pro's weight routines aren't much different from what would be recommended to...
  14. rkohler

    Water water every where, but what temperature to drink?

    45-55 degrees farenheit according to the research...a little cooler than room temp.
  15. rkohler

    Research into weights/cycling

    This is exactly why there can be resistance training for cyclists, but the program needs to be individualized to each athlete. Obviously, you can't put a cyclist through a bodybuilder's routine in the middle of his high-intensity training time of the year and see any gains. However, if you did...