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The Geelong 70.3 thread got me thinking about dropping weight. 

I'm 181cm and currently 78ish kg (I normally race Ironman between 80 & 84kg).  I went riding last night & was  flying on the climbs. Set 9 PB on a loop I have ridden 30/40 times in the past. 

Peter got down to 74kg thanks to gastro.  AP mentioned he was 73kg (how tall are you AP?)  It's got me thinking what weight I could get down to or what weight I should be aiming for. Like grog, my weight has always been an all or nothing thing for me. 

I'm interested to see what others around the 181cm mark weight in at. 

 

 

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I'm only 178, but always raced at 72-73kg. Most people said I was on the bulkier side.

These days I'm mid 80's, but when I did get down to 77kg a couple years ago, everybody said I looked drawn and sick.

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Its what body fat % to get to.  I would say 10% would be sustainable. 

between 75 & 80kg at a guess, really depends on your build (bone and muscle mass), based on what you said you have been

 

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I’m a bit shorter at 175cm. Race weight is around 72-73kg. 

I would say I am more heavier set too - it requires me to be serious about diet to get to race weight. If I even look at a beer I put weight on. 

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I'm 181cm and usually race at 78kg. 

When not racing I sit around 81-82kg. 

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186 and 88kg, have to say goodbye to the Clydesdale category I think after being over 110kg a few years back..

still plenty more to go but not sure Id want to go too much past 84..

 

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186 and about 86kgs. Got down to 82-83 kgs for IM which made a massive difference. Same when riding Peaks Falls Creek.

Would love to get to sub 80 kgs and see what that feels like.

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40 minutes ago, pieman said:

186 and 88kg, have to say goodbye to the Clydesdale category I think after being over 110kg a few years back..

still plenty more to go but not sure Id want to go too much past 84..

 

I'm the opposite of the man of pies.

My best racing was in 2011 at ~84 kgs, but I'm back over 110 kg presently.

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I am horizontally and vertically more. I have however, dropped 6 kgs this year. Another 18 to go.

FM

 

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10 minutes ago, Tyno said:

I'm the opposite of the man of pies.

My best racing was in 2011 at ~84 kgs, but I'm back over 110 kg presently.

You found the kgs I lost... 

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I am 175cm tall and 73kg is where I balance out without trying to get skinny - I have been as low as 69kg but was not at my most resilient - I purposely work at maintaining upper body muscle - too many guys my age have wasted away upper bodies - to age well you have to stay strong B)

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185 cm and 69-70kg, but I am certainly no athlete...

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184cm and 69kg.

2013-2016 was more like 73kg but dropped that little bit over in Europe this year and have kept it off. Initally found it really f***ed my swimming and probably my strength at back end of the bike and only in the last month or two is my swimming back to as good if not better than ever and biking better than ever too. Obviously has helped the running from the get go.

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187cm and currently around 92-93 kg, down from just over 100kg start of the year.  I'm seeing a nutritionist / Naturopath at the moment and her calculations is 84.4kg is my ideal weight, however VLA Bodyscan results showed I am currently 5.6kg of excess fat, and 1.8 kg of more than 'ideal' muscle in that with the remainder extra fluid.  Overall though she is only concerned about the excess fat figure, if I maintain the excess muscle than I'm probably going to average out around 86kg.

I've been as low as 79kg 3 years ago (unfortunately had no time to train or race back then to see what I could  really do), up until around 35 years of age was usually around 87kg other than during my TKD time when I bulked up alot as my weight category was 84kg+ and had to fight some rather big beasts.

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54 minutes ago, AP said:

I am 175cm tall and 73kg is where I balance out without trying to get skinny - I have been as low as 69kg 

Huh, bout the same as me.  Float between 71 and 74 at races, and slide to 75 to 76 when lazy.  Lowest was 68 and also one of, if not my worst race.  Granted I got down there by having most of my teeth pulled a few weeks earlier.

At about 70 my wife thinks I'm too thin, particularly in my face (yes, with my teeth in)  How I was 55 at 20yrs I don't know!  Bet I'd slip through the water fast, but snap in half on the bike/run.

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How to determine race weight - 

The trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you've been sick. Then you know you're within 5kg. If they start whispering to each other, wondering if you've got AIDS, you're within 2. When they actually do an intervention, you're at race weight.

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About 3kg over weight, and have been this way, give or take 2 kg, for the last 8 years. 3kg may not sound like much, but when you're pushing 155cm, it's significant and would make a big difference to run speed if I could just shed it. 

Like the booze too much...

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3 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I'm only 178, but always raced at 72-73kg. Most people said I was on the bulkier side.

These days I'm mid 80's, but when I did get down to 77kg a couple years ago, everybody said I looked drawn and sick.

We sound the same

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1 hour ago, zed said:

How to determine race weight - 

The trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you've been sick. Then you know you're within 5kg. If they start whispering to each other, wondering if you've got AIDS, you're within 2. When they actually do an intervention, you're at race weight.

So true 

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