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

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

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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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