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  • Thin or not thin – what is best for performance?

      Hi Gale! I have a question and haven't been able to find a satisfactory answer. It seems there's a trend towards not being overly lean for long distance athletes. The latest article coming from Sutton. In it he says, "...too much weight loss will negatively affect performance on the swim and bike..." I get the swim but if this is the case for the bike why is there such a focus in the cycling community to be lean? There's a ton of articles like this one on TrainingPeaks about why it is important for cyclists to be thin. So...

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