Archive for February, 2012

Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

February 20, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

After having an eating binge out, or big celebration…a Bike Detox is just what you need.  Over the past few months we’ve posted a couple smoothie detox recipes to help you get back on track following a major splurge in the eating department and you can find those right here (Smoothie Detox #1 and...
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Stay Healthy and Train Strong

February 18, 2012
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Every Winter or Spring, I seem to get a cold or flu that keeps me on the couch for a week.  This really puts a damper on my training and leaves me feeling weak for a couple of weeks afterwards.  Any tips to avoid colds so I can keep training strong? Kelli’s Answer: I...
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What Your Body Needs at Different Phases of Your Ride

February 17, 2012
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What Your Body Needs at Different Phases of Your Ride

What kind of nutrition and hydration does your body need when you’re out cycling?  This is a question that all of us have and today our nutritionist, Kelli is here to provide her answer. We received a question from Amy that came in as part of our “Ask the Sports Nutritionist” assistance, but the...
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

February 16, 2012
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

Do you need to learn some basic bicycle maintenance?  My good buddy, Victor from Bicycle Lab is coming to your rescue.  Victor has a bunch of training programs through what he calls “The Fluent Cyclist” and this maintenance class is what’s coming out next. I’m a guy who’s definitely loving the bike, but I...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Grapefruit Chicken

February 16, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Grapefruit Chicken

Right smack-dab in the middle of winter, when the produce section of your local grocery store seems a little drab and your cycling cleats feel a little frozen, you can still find a wonderful in-season fruit that will fight free radicals, reduce cholesterol, and reduce your cellular inflammation.   And, if you embrace its...
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Let’s Talk About Switching Up Your Bike Type

February 15, 2012
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We’re back with another instalment in our “Let’s Talk” series, and this one is about switching up the type of riding you do.  As always, this post will be totally built by you and I’ll simply provide a few words and a video to get you started. We want to hear your thoughts and...
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#bikeschool: 2012 Talks

February 14, 2012
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#bikeschool: 2012 Talks

As I’m sure you are aware this week’s #bikeschool class is being hosted by two special guest Professors; Joe from @ryderseyewear and Canadian Olympian Lauren Campbell (@gunzycampbell). Having both hosted a class before I’m sure they will be very comfortable with the format but we wanted to find out more from the lady who will...
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

February 13, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

Could your Heart use an extra workout this month?  As part of our regular Make it Happen Monday series, we’re hoping to inspire you to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge.  It’s a fantastic event being put on by the good folks at Quaker and MapMyFitness to promote the importance of having a healthy heart, and...
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Homemade Sports Drink Recipe

February 11, 2012
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I know there are more than enough sports drinks to choose from on the market, but I’d really like to make my own.  Do you have a homemade sports drink recipe you can share with me? Kelli’s Homebrew Sports Drink Recipe 1) Mix: 48 ounces water 16 ounce 100% juice (any flavor) 1/4 cup...
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Living Without a Drivers License

February 10, 2012
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Living Without a Drivers License

I have huge respect for anyone Living Car-Less or Car-Light, so imagine how I feel about someone who has lived their life without a personal driver’s license.  Actually, it could almost be described as a feeling of jealousy because I wish I could say the same for myself.  To be honest, it’s a strange...
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

February 9, 2012
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

The Austin ARTCRANK show is just a couple weeks away, and if you don’t already have plans to be there…let me kick your butt just a little bit harder.  I’ve been actively promoting and recruiting for this fantastic bicycle art event both online and in person, and anticipation of this show is really starting...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Simple Hemp Seed Recipes

February 9, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 3 Simple Hemp Seed Recipes

What’s all this buzz about Hemp Seed (Hemp Hearts)?  I’ll admit it, I’m a newbie in this department.  How many of you have tried hemp seeds?  After being inspired by Darryl’s review and what I’ve found in researching them, I’m now on-board the hempseed nutrition bandwagon.  Why? They are simply a natural whole food...
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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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