Archive for January, 2012

Ideal Carbohydrate and Protein Ratio

January 7, 2012
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It seems like I’ve read about an optimal ratio of carbs and protein while training.  What is it and is it important?  Yes, there is a recommended carb to protein ratio for training nutrition, and it’s 4:1 (grams).  With this ratio, digestion of the fluid or food is not impeded in the stomach like...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #2

January 6, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #2

This is Edition two of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. These posts are all about Aaron’s experiences as a newcomer to commuting, and he’s here to share it with you.  We’re hoping this series will encourage you to become a commuter yourself?  Be sure to check out Loving the Commute:...
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What a Couple Weeks in Hawaii Have Taught Me

January 5, 2012
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What a Couple Weeks in Hawaii Have Taught Me

This is pretty much the first time I’ve mentioned our Hawaiian Christmas Holiday Getaway.  I didn’t blog, tweet, facebook, or G+ about it….and did my best to stay offline as much as possible.  For the past two weeks in Kauai I enjoyed some incredible Family moments, and had more than a few life lessons....
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Loving the BITE: Quinoa-Black Bean Burgers Recipe

January 5, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Quinoa-Black Bean Burgers Recipe

It was once known by Incan warriors for stamina and power.  Today, Loving the Bike cyclists can reap the same benefits.  Quinoa.  If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, you soon will.  Don’t know how to pronounce it?  No problem, we’ll get to that too. For starters, it’s a grain-like seed that’s...
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Looking Good on the Bike

January 4, 2012
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Looking Good on the Bike

What are your thoughts when it comes to cycling clothing and fashion?  Are you concerned about having a perfectly matching kit each time you’re out on the bike, or are you cool with wearing whatever you happen to have around.  Maybe you even make sure you’re always color-coordinated with your bike each ride as well....
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#bikeschool: Twenty12

January 3, 2012
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#bikeschool: Twenty12

Happy New Year to one and all. I’m sure you will have enjoyed the festive season wherever you have celebrated it and I hope you are looking forward to a great 2012. Whilst most blogs and websites have been writing reviews, roundups and summaries of 2011, I chose to stay away from this area...
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Make it Happen Monday: What’s Right?

January 2, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: What’s Right?

I often catch myself saying the words, “what’s wrong” several times a week.  Whether it’s in the direction of my baby boy who’s crying, my older kids’ upset tone, or a sigh of frustration from my Wife….those two words seem to be the first to pop out. If you believe in the power of...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: January 2012

January 1, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: January 2012

Happy New Year everyone.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our December 2011 lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Feel free to submit your “Look Who’s...
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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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