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Basic and Advanced Ingredients for Optimal Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason. Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits. But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.In…


Nutrition Timeline for your Big-Race Taper Week

Only one week until your big race. You’ve made it.  You’ve survived the training.  You’ve started to taper.  But what should you eat now? There’s plenty of conflicting advice out there to confuse most anyone. There’s “to carb load,” there’s “to carb starve,” there’s reducing calories, adding calories, and more.  Clear as mud. Taper week…


4 Steps to the Perfect Power Breakfast

They don’t call it the most important meal of the day for nothing. Here are a couple of tips to help you start the day off right with the perfect meal to fuel for whatever the occasion may be. 1. Purpose The first step in creating the perfect breakfast is identifying the purpose. What does…


5 Biggest Sports Drink Mistakes

Do you have a favorite sports drink? If you’re one of the fortunate few who have found your match, the one that hydrates you well with fluids and electrolytes, without any stomach issues, and with a taste you look forward to drinking still in the fifth hour of a ride, you should congratulate yourself. The…


How to Turn Hard Work Into Results with Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason.  Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits.  But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.…


Pre-Race Nutrition for Cyclists and Triathletes

Between the nerves and the early start times, it can be easy to skimp on food and miss out on getting the right nutrition before a race. For the sake of your performance and your health, ensuring that you get the right pre-race nutrition is a must. Use the following tips to help enhance your…


Beet Juice: A Look Beyond the Trend

By now you’ve surely heard about the latest endurance power-fuel, beet juice. With a handful of studies to attest for it’s positive effects on endurance as well as some world class athletes adding it to their diets, the age of the beet is upon us. But if you dive into this trendy red vegetable a…


3 Keys to Training Fuel While Riding

Here’s an understatement: These days, you have a lot of options for training fuel.  As in a bazillion.  There are so many options, many athletes become overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated trying to make a choice.  It seems like a distant past when only two or three commercial sports drinks were available, and there was one…


Does Coffee Hydrate Just As Well As Water?

You’ve probably heard the old myth about caffeine causing dehydration. Since 2002, a great deal of research has been coming out to disprove this theory. Now in 2014, the pendulum has swung entirely to the other side and research is now being focused on the hydrating effects of a cup of your favorite morning beverage.…


Stage Race Nutrition

Stage races provide little to no room for error when it comes to nutrition. A mistake in hydration one day might lead to a steep decline in performance over the next several days, perhaps leading to other problems like GI distress, poor recovery, lack of appetite and diminished mental acuity. The deleterious effects become magnified…


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