Male cyclists, how much do you weigh?

How much do you weigh?
  • 40kg - 50kg
  • 51kg - 60kg
  • 61kg - 70kg
  • 71kg - 80kg
  • 81kg - 90kg
  • 90kg - 100kg
  • 101kg +

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I know this may be a personal question but I’m curious to know what the weight distribution looks like for male cyclists.

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I need it converted to lbs please :wink:

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Ah shoot, I can’t edit it. Here are the pounds:
88lbs - 110lbs
111lbs - 132lbs
133lbs - 154lbs
155lbs - 176lbs
177lbs - 198lbs
199lbs - 220lbs
220lbs +

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Yay a poll. I’ll vote…hold on

<eats handful of Mike & Ikes> mmmmm, what’s this one about?

…oh :face_with_peeking_eye:

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Probably more useful alongside height

I am 178cm/69kg or 5’10/152lbs

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Full size adult

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You need to specify if this is Zwift weight or Real Life weight… :grinning:

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178cm-63.3Kg
5ft 10in - 139.5lb

I really wish the threads comparing weight would stop. There’s enough of them, and if I’m honest, it’s not a healthy obsession for many.

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Agreed, they are fairly pointless.

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best to do w/kg now no? :rofl:

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You missed the wink

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Amen. Comparing weight. Comparing W/kg. Comparing whatever.

In the words of Assos, Sponsor Yourself™

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A sports nutritionist once told me if you have to restrict food to stay at some “race weight” it’s probably not your race weight. I agree that worrying about weight and comparing isn’t healthy, also if you’re overweight it’s okay body’s change. Just do your best being the best you can, everything else doesn’t matter.

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Here’s the OG thread on the bell curve of TR users. It’s W/kg and remember that these numbers are self reported so I’m sure power skews high and weight skews low.

That’s why we should compare ftp by height (squared) (weight is correlated linearly with height squared and ftp limearly with weight so ftp is correlated linearly with height) so us non pros can keep a healthy weight but still see how we match up

Or just compare your power with yourself. No one else has your same height, weight, genetics, training schedule, training history, will power, nutrition, etc etc. So just try your best to improve these variables as best as you can and try to keep improving relative to yourself.

In rides and races no single variable will be able predict performance so it’s not usually worth comparing yourself too much to others.

Plus while height, weight, and FTP will correlate on a population scale, those metrics do pretty poorly on an individual basis. That why BMI is a pretty bad indicator of health for individuals. The Standard Deviations are just too big.

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I kind of disagree. Most humans are getting bigger and bigger (fatter and fatter) and in the interest of not “shaming” people we don’t say anything about it.

I guarantee the best riders in the world are watching their caloric intake during race season and probably during other seasons as well. They don’t eat whatever they want. Losing fat off your body will make you faster if you do it correctly, and you lose fat by restricting calories.

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I’m the OP. I apologize for those offended by my post, it was certainly not meant to offend anyone. As for comparing your weight with another, I think it’s fine if you want to and it’s fine if you don’t want to compare.

On a personal level I’m in the process of losing weight and I was curious to see the weight distribution of male cyclists, and I think that’s OK. What you do with that information is up to you and I think that’s OK too.

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I don’t think the poll will be useful without height and age groups.

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