Just bought a trainer in order to bike at home...

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  1. Layman

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    Given that I want to cut some weight, but also want to be able to lift three times a week, how often, for how long, and when should I ride the bike?

    I'm thinking 5x a week after work (or after lifting on lifting days) for 30 minutes each.



    Does that sound about right?
     
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    Cool - thanks!
     
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    Any more input?
     
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    I can give you town os stuff to do on the trainer, but really don't have an opinion on when/how much you should ride.
     
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    Yeah, I think at this point I'm just trying to establish a schedule and make sure I stick to it. I'll evaluate what I need to do once I'm actually on the bike. ;)

    I'll be pinging you in the future... :)
     
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    i have a trainer that i'm borrowing from a friend. i just got a bike a little while ago and thought that it'd be cool to bike inside and not have to worry if it got late/dark/whatever

    it's a really expensive kickstand right now... when i wanna ride, i just go out
     
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    More info on trainer?
     
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    If it doesn't matter to you when it is done I'd personally either ride the bike in the morning and lift in the evening or lift in the morning and ride the bike in the evening. That way you are fresh when you hit either set of exercises.
     
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    Good thought.

    I didn't know if doing cardio immediately after lifting helped burn more calories or something, though...
     
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    In theory, after workout is great.. Your body is already in a calorie burning state..
     
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