Morning gents (and ladies if any on here)
I’ve joined up here to get some proper advice and do some reading before having an experiment. Having read some responses on stuff I can see some of you guys have more pharmaceutical knowledge than most professional medical staff!
I’m a guy who rides bikes recreationally and would really like to get a bit (a lot) quicker. Feel like I hit my genetic limit last year and want some assistance. You can’t ask this stuff on road bike forums as it’s not discussed openly despite the clear evidence of doping dropping into some of the most amateur racing circles (to be fair probably more than the pro circles due to the testing being absent).
I’m not far off 40 and to be honest training feels like I’m just working to hang on to levels of fitness I’ve had in the past.
So I want to get stronger/fitter cardiovasuclarly whilst not putting on weight as that will kill my climbing ability on the bike.
I don’t recover like I used to and find 4 or 5 hours in the saddle leaves me dying with aching legs for a week afterwards these days. No matter how much I ride I can’t seem to shift a bit of flab off my hips and a bit all over. I reckon I’ve got 10lb of fat I’d like to lose and want to do it whilst not losing leg mass and strength.
Not sure if this is the right board to put this on, I’m viewing this on a mobile phone so if it needs moving please would a mod do this rather than delete?
Any help advice on what to be looking at and start with, things to look out for so I don’t get ripped off buying fake stuff etc would all be really appreciated.
P.s. I won’t touch epo due to the risk of death in the night etc that’s been documented so that ones a non starter.