I've put on weight and don't know why

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jfranci3
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by jfranci3

As a male, your chest keeps growing until you're about 25. At 17, you've still got bones and cartlidge developing. Your muscles,tendons, plumbing, skin, etc will need to grow to support these changes. Peak muscle mass occurs around age 25-28, so even if you're taking care of yourself, your 'prefered weight' will higher than what it is now.

AJS914
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by AJS914

17 is too young to worry about weight unless you are abnormally heavy and/or consisting on a diet of pizza and soda. If the later is an issue then start learning about nutrition.

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TheRich
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by TheRich

AJS914 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:43 pm
17 is too young to worry about weight unless you are abnormally heavy and/or consisting on a diet of pizza and soda. If the later is an issue then start learning about nutrition.
A million times that.

Even as an adult, your weight should be more of a product of your fitness and training regimen than something to focus on specifically.

(edit: Assuming you're at a normal weight)

StevenH72
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by StevenH72

AJS914 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:43 pm
17 is too young to worry about weight unless you are abnormally heavy and/or consisting on a diet of pizza and soda. If the later is an issue then start learning about nutrition.
Completely agree. Getting obsessed with weight, especially at a fairly low weight anyway, is a very dangerous idea. Your body will change a lot over the coming years and as a result so will your weight.

A lot of pro cyclists are talking about the implications of becoming weight obsessed early in their careers and the eating disorders and loss of strength / endurance that followed. Worth reading around the subject.

tmr5555
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by tmr5555

LewisK wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:17 am
Check out this weeks cycling weekly, there is a good topic on indoor vs outdoor training. It did mention that when training indoors different muscles are used and you tend to use your quads more - this could lead to putting on a bit of muscle? Mind you, doubt you'd have put on over 2kg of muscle.
I'm abroad, would love to see that piece, any web link?
Thanks.

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by tabl10s

okimy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 pm
I've been cycling for 2 years now and my weight has always been relatively steady around 64 kg. But lately it's gone up to around 66.5 kg and I don't understand why. I haven't changed my diet and trained as much as in summer, although now I'm on the turbo. It could be that I'm building up muscle (but why only after 2 years?), that my scale is off more than usual (it generally varies around 2 kg; last summer my weight was between 62 and 65 kg, now it's between 65 and 68) or that I've simply put on fat. Since I'm only 17 I reckon building up muscle is somewhat likely but I'm still interested in what you think.
A deeper voice adds weight as does new body hair. You're still a baby.
2015 Pinarello F8: 13.13lbs/5.915kg(w/Roval 64's).
2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg.
2018 Rca.
2018 S-Works SL6 Ultralight: 12.03lbs.

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