Archive for May, 2010

Keeping It Fresh

May 31, 2010
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Keeping It Fresh

If you’re like me, it’s that time of the cycling season when the regular bike routes start getting a little stale. I’ve been out on my favorite roads, mixing things up by altering the combinations, and adding a few additional routes to my training….but the scenery is starting to get a little old.  So,...
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Help: I Need Shot Roks

May 28, 2010
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Help: I Need Shot Roks

Because I’ll only endorse something that I completely love and am excited about, there are not very many cycling nutritional products that I’ve promoted.  In fact, there’s only been three…..Nuun, VegeGreens, and now Shot Roks.  Sure, there are other great products out there, but these are the only three that I’ve come across so...
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Nutrition Tip May 27 2010

May 27, 2010
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Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning? Coffee and tea can suck the water right out of you. Both drinks act as diuretics….which means that while your digestive system is bringing water into your body, they make your kidneys pull water out of your bloodstream. Enjoy your tea or coffee, but be...
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Biking Babes

May 26, 2010
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Biking Babes

Just so you know….yes, I did get the thumbs up from my wife to write this blog.  She’s the best. Maybe it’s my love for the sport, or maybe it’s just the plain hard truth that cycling women can be so dang sexy.  Put a girl on a cruiser, road bike, or any type...
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Crank Directory Launches Today

May 21, 2010
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Crank Directory Launches Today

The Crank Directory is now up. If you haven’t already guessed, Loving the Bike and Crank Listed are pretty much one in the same. When we launched Crank last month with the call to nominate cycling blogs for the Crank Honors, we put it out under www.cranklisted.com.  We did this because although it was...
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Nutrition Tip May 20 2010

May 20, 2010
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Post Exercise Hydration After a ride, one of your first priorities should be replacing any lost fluid.  This is especially important now that it’s getting hotter out there.  One of the best ways to figure out how much to drink is to weigh yourself before and after exercise and then replace the difference with...
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The New Champion

May 19, 2010
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The New Champion

We’re pleased to have guest poster, Daniela Ginta supplying today.  Daniela competed in her first ever duathlon this past weekend and as you’ll see in her fantastic description below…it was the experience of a lifetime.  Congratulations on your accomplishment, Daniela and thanks for today’s great post. If you’ve been thinking of competing for the...
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Has It All Been Said?

May 17, 2010
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Has It All Been Said?

Compared to the vast world of blogs out there in the internet universe, those directed at cycling are rather small in number.  With that said, however, I really can’t believe just how many cycling blogs there are.  Through the development of the Crank Cycling Blog Directory, I’ve been able to see just how many...
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The Warrior

May 14, 2010
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The Warrior

Crank Update:  The response to Crank – World Cycling Blog Honors has been fantastic.  A lot of great cycling blogs have had their fans come out in numbers to make sure they become one of the top 5 nominated blogs and move on to the voting round.  We’ve also been introduced to some incredible...
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Nutrition Tip May 13 2010

May 13, 2010
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It used to be that carbs were promoted as the best post-exercise thing to take in….but recently research has shown that combining protein with carbohydrates in the couple hours following exercise is best.  I’m a big believer in this one.  The reason is because this combination nearly doubles your insulin response which means more...
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The Cyclist’s Wife

May 12, 2010
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The Cyclist’s Wife

So what makes a great cyclist?  Is it the training, equipment, passion, focus?  All of these things, and more.  But for me, there is one vital component that has made me the cyclist I am today….My Wife. Okay just to clarify here, I’m not currently in the doghouse or trying to suck up in...
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Put This In Your Cupboard

May 10, 2010
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Put This In Your Cupboard

Disclosure: When I wrote this post, I had absolutely no affiliation with Progressive (the makers of VegeGreens).  I simply liked their product and wanted everyone to know how I felt.  As always, the Loving the Bike reviews is totally and completely a 100% honest review. Anyway, after the post went out Progressive found out...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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