Archive for February, 2021

7 Natural Ways to Boost Muscle Recovery

February 12, 2021
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Many cyclists use the off season to build muscle, or weight training might be a part of your year round activity.  Either way, muscle recovery in very important. Educating yourself about exercise is key before you get into an effective workout routine. Doing your research will allow you to set goals and learn what...
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Is it Worth it to Bet on The Giro d’Italia

February 12, 2021
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The Giro d’Italia has attracted the most experienced and successful cycling bettors over the years. But let’s find out if the Giro d’Italia is worth the bet or not. Each year, cyclists worldwide prepare for the Giro d’Italia, a multi-stage race that starts in Italy and passes through nearby countries. The Giro is an...
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How to Care for Yourself After a Bicycle Injury

February 12, 2021
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A bicycle injury can leave you in a lot of pain with difficulty moving, which is pretty awful, especially for those who enjoy the wind in their hair while riding down clear paths. The best thing you can do in this situation is taken as good care of yourself as possible, and here is...
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5 Benefits of Getting Back On Your Bike

February 2, 2021
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5 Benefits of Getting Back On Your Bike

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, if you wanted to find yourself a bicycle to spend some much needed time outdoors, you were likely out of luck. Millions of new and old riders have taken advantage of the massive slow-down in life to get back on the road. Cycling is a great...
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Essential Skills Road Bikers Need to Master

February 2, 2021
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Whether you are a newbie to road biking or you go out on a semi-regular basis, there are a few skills that you need to master to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe ride each and every time. So, whether you are looking for some detailed guidance or just one or two...
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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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