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Loving the Bike TV: Pedal Through the Bumpy Road

July 1, 2015
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I hope it doesn’t come across as being too corny, but in this weeks edition of Loving the Bike TV I talk about pedaling through bumpy roads on and off the bike. The roads here in Grenada are certainly not smooth, just like some periods of life.  But it’s what you do with those bumpy...
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5 Life Lessons Learned from Extreme BMX

June 29, 2015
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5 Life Lessons Learned from Extreme BMX

I’m the kind of person who totally respects the athletes who compete in the X-Games sports, and of course love to watch all the insane things they do. Seeing as we’re a cycling website, I got to thinking about the great life lessons you can learn from Extreme BMX.  Yes, there is some seriously incredible...
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Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

June 26, 2015
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Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Whether you are hoping to run a marathon, aiming to slim down your waist line, or cycle competitively, achieving your fitness goal is hard work. Along the way you will probably experience pain and setbacks, from huge blisters to the agony of climbing stairs post-leg workout day. As with any workout, sore muscles are...
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How is Your Cycling Posture?

June 23, 2015
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How is Your Cycling Posture?

There are many things that can be done to improve your cycling performance, but one that is often overlooked is posture.  A cyclist might get a bike fit to ensure they are properly set up on the bike, but using the correct posture while riding will further help things out. How do you hold...
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The Power of a Tiny Mosquito

June 22, 2015
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The Power of a Tiny Mosquito

Just when I wasn’t sure what kind of motivational Monday topic I would write about today, along came the buzzing annoyance of a mosquito in my ear…….and I instantly knew what I’d be writing about. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”  – Anita Roddick...
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Loving the Bike TV: My Masterpiece

June 17, 2015
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“I still fall on my face sometimes and I Can’t color inside the lines ’cause I’m perfectly incomplete I’m still working on my masterpiece.” The words above are lyrics from a song called Masterpiece by Jessie J.  I’m using them as my inspiration for this weeks Loving Life message on Loving the Bike TV....
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Extended Twitter Personality

June 16, 2015
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Extended Twitter Personality

Like it or not, Twitter is a part of our communicative world today.  If ten years ago you would have told me that there’s be this online platform where people sent out very short messages each day and used them to communicate and socialize with the world….I would have said you were nuts.  But...
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Cycling, Coffee, Beer, and the Goods

June 15, 2015
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Cycling, Coffee, Beer, and the Goods

I’m surrounded by a lot of like minded people in real life and on social media, and it’s pretty simple to see the commonality between all of us.  Yeah, we all have our individualities…..but there are some common bonds that always come to the surface. I call them “The Goods”.  Those happy things in...
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Loving the Bike TV: Insignificant Problems

June 10, 2015
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If you’re anything like me, you find yourself getting way too tied up with insignificant problems and things.  I’m always stressing my mind or getting frustrated over the small stuff. In this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about what can be done to remind yourself just how insignificant many of...
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Destination Cycling Made Easy

June 9, 2015
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Destination Cycling Made Easy

I know I’m not alone in dreaming about taking cycling vacations in various parts of the world, right?  Picking a location is easy, but all the coordinating and planning is what I personally struggle with.  If I’m going to spend the money to go there, I want to make sure I’m doing and seeing...
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

June 8, 2015
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

It’s a question I often find myself thinking about.  Who’s happier, the lawn maintenance guy who cut grass for a living and makes a low income…..or the wealthy business man who spends his days in a high stress, fast paced environment? We all crave money, right?  So the rich dude must be living the...
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

June 6, 2015
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

Truly effective training and cycling methods rely on more than simply piling on extra miles one week after the next. Structured training should always factor in enough time for adequate recovery too. If you don’t give your body the chance to bounce back after you’ve put it under some serious strain, then you could...
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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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