LATEST BLOG ENTRIES2014 cut weekly progress report: week #8
Week #8 of my 2014 cutting program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. For much more information on how I’m going about this cut, please check out this blog. You can find my complete food logs for this cut on MyFitnessPal. Tools of the trade This is the exact equipment I use to track my progress every week RAW DATA My scale weight this morning (as measured by the )… [Read more]
Added Sunday, March 9, 2014 by John Stone
The importance of regular bike inspections; Garmin $100 rebate!
While on Wednesday’s 109 kilometer (67 mile) group ride, I struck a broken beer bottle straight on. After I hit the bottle, I tensed up waiting for the dreaded hiss, but it never came. Whew. On Thursday I rode the trainer, and yesterday I did a fairly short 72 kilometer (44.4 mile) ride with a few friends. I did an inspection of my bike before yesterday’s ride–as I always do–but it was a quick inspection… [Read more]
Added Saturday, March 8, 2014 by John Stone
2014 cut: full weight training report.
Yesterday JSF member “DFS” asked how my lifts have gone over the past 8 weeks of cutting, and I wanted to address that excellent question in this morning’s blog. This year’s cut was very different from any previous cut I’ve done. In the past I’ve always utilized various “bodybuilder” style weight training programs, which typically consist of 3-5 day training splits and a mix of compound and isolation exercises. For those who may not be… [Read more]
Added Friday, March 7, 2014 by John Stone
2014 cutting goal reached!
When I started my 2014 cutting program 53 days ago, my scale weight was 185.4 pounds and my body fat percentage was 12.3%. Yesterday I posted that I only had one pound to go before I reached my 2014 cut goal of 160 pounds. I knew with almost all certainty that I’d reach my goal by Sunday, but I didn’t expect to reach it the very next day. This is what I saw when I… [Read more]
Added Thursday, March 6, 2014 by John Stone
One pound to go; Big month of cycling ahead.
My scale weight this morning was 161.0 pounds, which means just one pound stands between me and my goal of 160 pounds! My body fat is just below 7%, and I suspect I’ll be closer to 6% by the time I wrap this one up. On yesterday’s ride I felt great. I was flying up hills with noticeably less effort than usual, and that left me feeling much fresher as I attacked the flats. A… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by John Stone
New progress photos; A few words about alcohol, and some changes.
It’s hard to believe that my 2014 cut is nearly over–the past eight weeks have flown by in a flash. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this year’s cut, and part of me is actually sad that it’s ending soon. Well, sort of ending soon. More on that below the photos. As of yesterday morning my scale weight was 161.2 pounds–just 1.2 pounds away from my goal weight of 160 pounds. My indicates that my body fat percentage… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by John Stone
I rode 252 KMs this weekend: how did the Garmin Edge 810 do?
After my original Garmin Edge 810 failed spectacularly (see “Stormy group ride yesterday; Garmin Edge 810: First ride report“), that unit was quickly returned to Amazon for a replacement. So, how has the replacement Edge 810 fared? Was the original unit simply defective, or is the Edge 810 a flawed product? I’ll cut to the chase, and then circle back to provide more detail: the replacement has performed absolutely flawlessly in every respect. I’ve put… [Read more]
Added Monday, March 3, 2014 by John Stone
2014 cut weekly progress report: week #7
Week #7 of my 2014 cutting program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. For much more information on how I’m going about this cut, please check out this blog. You can find my complete food logs for this cut on MyFitnessPal. Tools of the trade This is the exact equipment I use to track my progress every week RAW DATA My scale weight this morning (as measured by the )… [Read more]
Added Sunday, March 2, 2014 by John Stone
Replacement Garmin Edge 810 arrived: first ride report.
As I reported earlier this week, I decided to replace my with the feature-rich cycling computer (see “I am sick of being lost on the bike, bought a Garmin Edge 810“). Unfortunately on my first real ride using the Edge 810 things did not go well at all. You can read my full account of the problems in Thursday’s blog if you like, however, I’ll go ahead summarize the issues I experienced here: The Bluetooth… [Read more]
Added Saturday, March 1, 2014 by John Stone
Trendy diets and the Big, Bad Carbohydrate.
In the 1990s the mainstream media warned us to stay away from fat. “It’s so obvious: of course fat makes you fat–it’s FAT!” Low-fat foods flooded the marketplace, and people snatched those products up in droves. Guess what? People who ate low-fat diets but consumed more calories than they were burning still gained fat. Then, in 2002, Robert Atkins published his best-selling book “” (this was an update to his 1972 book, “”). The low-carb… [Read more]