If you want to put your diet into overdrive get a spin bike. Do the outdoor bike when you have met your goals and feel like you are ready to do 50+ mile rides. You’ve got so many choices for indoor bikes, but after a ton of research I went with the indoor cycle as opposed to an upright bike. This is known as a spin bike and if you put the picture of rich housewives in spin class out of your head this is head to toe the best and most efficient way to burn over 500 calories a day and build serious strength and overall fitness.firefighter11 wrote: ↑Wed May 23, 2018 1:56 pmThats awesome, I hope to either grab a indoor bike and maybe a outdoor bike to ride single track. I’ve got a buddy at work who harassess me religiously to grab a bike lol. He’s pretty serious about it. I figure I lost 30lbs with no exercise at all. If I can stay strong on the diet and then start incorporating exercise I can lose another 30. I will look into the peloton, although I honestly haven’t heard of them.Ecks from Tex wrote: ↑Wed May 23, 2018 11:03 amBest thing I ever did was buy a Peloton Bike and cut sugars. Keto diet is pretty good, but all successful diets have one component and that is a calorie deficit. The specific type of diet is just a question of what fits you and your lifestyle best.firefighter11 wrote: ↑Wed May 23, 2018 8:56 amAnyone else hitting up a keto lifestyle? I’ve been keto solid since beginning of March. I will probably cycle with it and go back to eating healthy carbs in moderation at some point. My starting weight was 260 and I’m just under 230. Feeling good enough now to really get back into workouts, where as before I had zero energy or motivation. We work out at the fire station doing some workouts by Tom Venuto. It’s basically a uppers/power split with supersets. I wasn’t happy giving up carbs but I do think there is something to be said about carbs/sugar causing health issues. Ideally if I can get back to riding bikes and workout without injury like before I will see under 200lbs.
Cycling is an awesome way to get your calorie deficit. I use a Peloton Bike 6 days a week (a few runs thrown in there). The Peloton is pretty legit and I highly recommend it if you can fit it in your budget. I'm riding several hundred miles per month and burning at a minimum 10,000 calories a month, and with the bike it's honestly not that hard . With that kind of exercise, pretty much any diet I do is successful to some degree.
Within that category I looked at a number of bikes like the Flywheel, Soul Cycle, and the Peloton. I settled on the Peloton because it is the best and really has some huge perks to using it. It is a connected bike with a 20 inch flat screen that offers live and on-demand spin classes with a wide range of instructors. I take a type of cardio class called Power Zone Endurance with a guy named Matt Wilpers, who is a professional cyclist, marathon runner coach, and Ironman competitor. The Peloton bike is very data driven; it records your heart rate and your total output (watts) generated among other data for each exercise. It compiles this data into charts and tracks your progress monthly so you have one of the most detailed and comprehensive overviews of your fitness progression available. I can tell you how many miles I’ve ridden down to the foot, how many calories I’ve burned, how many units of energy or “output” I’ve generated, how fast I ride and at what resistance. All of this data helps me set achievable goals that maximize my returns in weight loss and strength building. It really is phenomenal. I probably lost 25 lbs the first 40 days. The classes are very addicting, and the other benefit is that my wife uses it all the time too so it was an easy purchase. And it’s of course from the comfort of your home.
That being said there are other comparable spin bikes. None quite like the Peloton, but still great options. I’m happy to give you some links if you’re interested in researching.
The one thing I suggest is get a bike with a magnetic flywheel. They are dead silent. The only noise I make on the peloton is my breathing and the audio through my earbuds. Mechanically the bike is quiet.
The big downside to the peloton is that it is expensive as hell. It will set you back over $2,500. I haven’t regretted it in the slightest and I have seen results big time.