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Met-rx and stuff
« on: December 04, 2006, 08:14:45 pm »
After the Team Hammer school at Daytona I was toast and sore for three days.  Unacceptable.  I'm hitting the mountain bike and the gym so maybe I'll be more of a contender and less of an obstacle next year.  I tried the supplement thing back in college and while it was useless for weight gain it was good when I didn't have a taste for chicken or tuna.  I always use whey protein after workouts and before bed.  I chose Met-rx for the quick meals.  I'm not worried about weight.  I'm 6ft, 155 lbs since I was 17 and I'm 33 now without a change.  Even when I was on a 4000 calorie a day diet working out in my 20's.  I just want to keep the body fed and with my metabolism it's tough. 

My question is when is the best time for Met-rx?  Is it a after workout thing or just whenever I need to squeeze in a meal?  Also, besides biking, extensions and leg curls are there any specific moves to strengthen and limber up the legs? 
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Re: Met-rx and stuff
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 10:16:17 pm »
Also, besides biking, extensions and leg curls are there any specific moves to strengthen and limber up the legs? 

Sure.  Lunges; hack squats.  Try this... with your shoulder blades and  butt flat against a wall and your heels about 12" (feet s/b shoulder width), slowly lower yourself to a near seated position while keeping your shoulder blades and butt against the wall.  Then  raise yourself to the starting position.   Very good quad exercise.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 10:21:41 pm »
I'll try that one with the wall thanks.  I'm sure I'll be cussing you later for it. 
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Re: Met-rx and stuff
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006, 08:10:30 am »
Track riding uses some unique muscles.

Riding a dirt track bike around can help.    Lunges?  +1.  Additionally, I like to walk around a bit and pull my knee up about as high as I can go and hold it for a few counts.  Additionally, on the lunges,  I'll vary the angle which my leg is coming out from my body because you do have a tank between your legs when you ride.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 01:12:01 pm »
I like to walk around a bit and pull my knee up about as high as I can go and hold it for a few counts.

Ever wonder why the folks in the neighborhood think you're a bit strange?   Aside from riding that there darn motor bike.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 01:28:45 pm »
That's the whole point...scare 'em away.

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Re: Met-rx and stuff
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 01:39:33 pm »


My question is when is the best time for Met-rx?  Is it a after workout thing or just whenever I need to squeeze in a meal?  Also, besides biking, extensions and leg curls are there any specific moves to strengthen and limber up the legs? 

L- glutamine is best for post workout recovery, along with nutritious carbs (whole wheat pasta, etc.) and a bit of protein. Met-RX offers a variety of products that could suit your needs, but they tend to be overkill on the protein end, which is not the body's primary fuel.

If you have an active metabolism, go for 6 meals a day, all with a good cross section of macro nutrients (carbs, fat and protein). You can use meal replacements to accomplish this, and balance the additional protein in those by doing a bit less during your other meals. Make sure you get lots of fruit and veg, as the nutrients and phytochemicals in these will help with the cell recovery.   
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Re: Met-rx and stuff
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006, 02:26:16 pm »
ankle weights & leg lifts with them if you're in an office all day...  Just be careful as they can be hard on the knees until you're used to them.
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Re: Met-rx and stuff
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2006, 02:54:24 pm »
As far as legs, do a combo of squats, leg press, lunges and deadlifts. Follow up with abductor and adductor exercises. Any type of calf raise will work, make sure you stretch.

If you really want to go all out, get a balance board and start doing simple exercises on it, like squats. We could talk all day on this. Just go have fun!

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