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WillbIM1Day's picture
Joined: Apr 18 2008
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Why are they called bricks?

This might be a silly newbie question, but honestly, why is a two-sport workout called a brick???

wmckean's picture
Joined: Feb 29 2008
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Because you stack one

Because you stack one workout on top of another, like bricks in the wall.

jsk85's picture
Joined: Jan 17 2008
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This is just a theory,

This is just a theory, but...

The two workouts in tandem "build on" one another to combine for something "more solid"

I'd have to imagine it's something similar to that...or maybe it's because the feeling after a hard brick workout is likened to having a brick dropped on your head from a rooftop.

NotAsFast's picture
Joined: Oct 17 2005
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I read somewhere that a guy

I read somewhere that a guy by the name of Matt Brick started doing them years ago and they were names after him, but that is probably BS. More than likely, becasue that is how your legs feel after you do a really hard one.

swimmer52's picture
Joined: Dec 6 2007
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I agree with NotAsFast, it's

I agree with NotAsFast, it's because your legs feel like bricks on the run :)

RV
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Joined: Jan 19 2005
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BRICK B - Bike R - Run ICK -

BRICK
B - Bike
R - Run
ICK - ICK is how the legs feel until You get used to it!

TriSooner's picture
Joined: Dec 20 2007
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B (bike) + R (run) = brick.

B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up "Fartlek" and "LSD".

tri-ac's picture
Joined: Dec 7 2005
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because "br" wasn't long

because "br" wasn't long enough...

JohnieTri's picture
Joined: Sep 15 2005
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RV wrote:BRICK B - Bike R -

[quote=RV]BRICK
B - Bike
R - Run
ICK - ICK is how the legs feel until You get used to it![/quote]

This is the one I use when asked about bricks too!

chekmarks's picture
Joined: Jan 29 2008
Posts: 595
a brick is what I want to

a brick is what I want to smash my face with during the first 5 minutes of running after a long bike.

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Joined: Jul 2 2006
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TriSooner wrote:B (bike) + R

[quote=TriSooner]B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up "Fartlek" and "LSD".[/quote]

They should be called Bruns.

LSD: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann[/url]

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Joined: Mar 4 2005
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tsilcyc wrote:TriSooner

[quote=tsilcyc][quote=TriSooner]B (bike) + R (run) = brick. Now go look up "Fartlek" and "LSD".[/quote]

They should be called Bruns.

LSD: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann[/url][/quote]

I get the Bruns once in a while...but only in the winter...
An article about LSD and not one mention of Electric Kool-ade...tsk tsk. Obviously put together by some youngster...

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Joined: Apr 28 2005
Posts: 2974
The kind of brick is

The kind of brick is directly proportional to the intensity of the bike HA!
Hard bike = cinder blocks, easy bike = house bricks.
[img]http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/15/images/Icon_4.jpg[/img]

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