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Hello, I still class myself as a newbie. I see some amazing outputs out there and I am no where there yet. I wanted to know that I am really trying to loose weight. I am on a good balanced controlled calorie diet and I use the running app and the bike. I do love the standing climbs on the bike and I love the beats but what are the best for loosing weight - is it the HIIT or the endurance or ??

Rides that are fast and not climbing so much (i do not want to build my thighs - trying to tone them down rather) Or those with climbing?

Please help me as my thighs are not toning yet and its been a few months now. Zero change.
 

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Continuing on from my start of post - I have just tired out and completed 2no. of the bootcamps tonight with Robyn and Jess and they both have strong, slightly big thighs. I then went looking at the others and I do think that most of the Peloton Lady instructors have biggish thighs... all amazing abs but big/"thick" thighs..... is that what alot of cycling does? Would the Peloton Tread be better getting smaller thighs?

Sorry but feeling stressed out about thighs!

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If you don't want to build leg muscles I would suggest going fast but not going too heavy on the resistance. In general yes, cyclists tend to have bigger leg muscles - look at the riders in the Tour de France:)
 

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Of all classes available - which are the ones that are best suited for going "fast" please as they are all very mixed and I have yet to find classes that focus more on speed?
 

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There are differing schools of thought but two I've heard frequently are:
1) HIIT - including Tabata which is just 2 to 1 interval training.
2) Long rides in heart rate zone 2. Before I had the Peloton I had a regular spin bike and when I was trying to lose weight I'd set my heart rate monitor to alert me if I went above or below Zone 2. I'd ride for an hour or more while watching TV or Netflix. Kinda boring but I did lose weight and you can ride for a long time in Zone 2.

In general though I would say do the rides that you like the best based on instructors, music, etc. and just keep the resistance low - low end of the range they're giving or even below that and keep your cadence at the top of the range or above it.

Good luck! Let us know what you find works!
 
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