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mattpage
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by mattpage

I was just wondering what supplements everyone uses, and what effect they have?

Currently I only take L-Carnitine, I started taking it as I had a problem loosing weight. After taking this 1 a day I went from 63kg to 60kg in just a few weeks.
The protien drink I use has L-Glutamine in, I'm not sure if it has a great effect, but I take it for the protien.

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by ALx

power gel :wink:
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by Tippster

most books recommend getting your nutrients from food rather than suppliments...
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by gonzo

At 63 kg i wouldn't really be thinking about losing weight. I weigh 63kg and I am trying to put on weight at the moment cos if i lose any more weight it will be unhealthy.

p.s. how tall are you?

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by mattpage

I am 5'7" (169cm I think)
I think my body fat percentage is about 8-9% so I am trying to reduce this to about 6%.

I currently weight 59kg, i took a long time to loose the extra kilo, but I plan on staying at this weight now for the racing season.

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by Mumi

same as you matt :)
i am 169Cm tall but 67kg
i used L-carnitine too..

now i am using; Pharmaton,ReGo,Powergel and isostar.
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mattpage wrote:I am 5'7" (169cm I think)
I think my body fat percentage is about 8-9% so I am trying to reduce this to about 6%.

I currently weight 59kg, i took a long time to loose the extra kilo, but I plan on staying at this weight now for the racing season.


i dont think you should bother.....8% is very low anyway for someone who is quite obviously not very muscular :wink:

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by big fellow

his name might start with P but he's no Nut

have to agree with him - 8% is low, the key will be in maintaining that figure and staying healthy rather than getting it lower...

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by newbieweenie

Man, I wish I was 8%. You should feel lucky. Thats my goal is to get to 8-10%. I think I'm sitting around 13% right now.

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Best I got to was 11.7% at 5' 8'' and 78Kg
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by michael

gels, redbull, AA drink etc.

After the race some whey protein.

Sometimes vitamins-supplement

(1.85m and 60kg)

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Beer seems to help my racing the most :shock:

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by RTW

Maybe I am not committed enough, but in the winter I go to the gym, and try to build upper body strength for reasons of vanity. My weight will increase, but at least I wont see a skeletal figure in the mirror when I undress. About this time of year, I look too skinny, with large thighs.... ugly, IMO! I will get my six pack showing and some pecks in the winter..... I know, more weight to schlepp around, but for MTBing the demands on your upper body are greater than road riding, so isn't this important too?

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by mattpage

As long as your upper body can cope with the streeses I dont see any need for large muscles in the upper body.

Most high level Mountain bikers have a very thin stature. I think its more important to build lean muscle that muscle bulk.
I've lost quite a bit of muscle bulk in the last year, mainly off my legs and chest area. I'm quite pleased as I feel I'm just as strong.

I'll be doing some Singlespeeding over winter, so I hope I dont put too much bulk can on! :)

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Most high level Mountain bikers have a very thin stature.


very thin stature is the understatement of the world when it comes to former mtn bike world champ Rasmussen! Somebody give this guy a hamburger... with extra cheese.

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