I couldn't find a great section to throw this post, so I guess general chat it is.
I'm a big guy, during the end of the season I was 293 lb in the mornings and probably over 300 lb geared up and on the hill.
I still rip it and ride at the same pace as the guys half my age and weight, but I have the big 4-0 approaching next season and I want to to be in peak shape when I get there.
I figure, if I'm riding at my level when I'm this big then how much better will it be riding at 220 or my peak fitness weight of 205? Besides riding, I need to get to a healthy weight for health reasons that I won't bore people with here.
So this thread is basically my written log of the journey. Other big guys that want to commit to hitting next season in peak shape, feel free to join in. Maybe a crew of guys with the same goal will help push us.
Date: April 1, 2016
My most recent pic:
Opening Day 2016 (November 2016): 220 lb
40th Birthday (Mid February 2017): 205 lb
I'm pretty fit for a big guy, a lot of my bulk is muscle and I can put in a lot of miles and vert when riding, and my cardio is surprisingly good considering the weight. I joke that I might be the fittest 300 pounder not playing in college football or the NFL. Because activity isn't the issue, I know that my eating and beer drinking is the thing.
So, 2000 calories a day is my limit. I'm not worrying TOO much about how I get there, but I will make healthy choices when I can. I just really need to stay in the 2000 cal zone.
I also planning on working out or mountain bike riding 2-3 times a week to keep myself in snowboard shape.