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Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

July 23, 2010
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Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

We are very honored to have Kelli Jennings, registered dietitian (RD) guest posting today.  I wish I had even half the nutrition knowledge she has.  Kelli’s post contains valuable information that all cyclists and athletes should be aware of. Like many athletes, you may have found yourself reading the ingredients of your favorite sports drink...
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Perspective

July 21, 2010
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Perspective

In a lot of my recent posts, I seem to be touching on the fact that when I’m out on my bike it’s the only break my mind gets during the day.  I’ll be running off in a thousand different directions and trying to juggle about 87 things all at the same time, so...
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4 Good Cycling Stretches

July 19, 2010
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4 Good Cycling Stretches

One of our Loving the Bike friends, @myrnacgmibus recently suggested that we do a post on good cycling stretches.  She told me that she doesn’t really know when to stretch or what stretches to do. So this post is for you, Myrna and I hope there are others out there that can benefit from...
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Nutrition Tip July 17 2010

July 17, 2010
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Whole Foods We’re of an age where the foods available to us are becoming more and more instant, in that they are broken down so that we can cook them, prepare them, and consume them as fast as possible.  Although there is a nice surge of Organic and Whole foods being the popular choice,...
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TdF in Pictures

July 16, 2010
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TdF in Pictures

Well, we’ve only got 8 stages left in what’s sure to go down as another amazing Tour de France. There has been a lot of great racing and stories taking place over the first two weeks and I’m sure there will be more excitement in the days to come. I have to say that...
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Bonked in Vonda

July 16, 2010
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Bonked in Vonda

Yesterday morning, I set out for a nice 80km ride to a little town called Vonda.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and even the wind wasn’t as breezy as it has been lately.  I always enjoy the last 10kms into Vonda because it’s an old country road with great views.  I’ve never ridden...
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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

July 12, 2010
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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

We’re taking an insiders look at tomorrow’s Stage 9 of the Tour de France. My good buddy, Chris Russell has climbed sections of this nasty Alpine stage and was kind enough to give us his preview (including videos) of what to expect as the riders set out from Morzine.  Here is Chris’ description and comments...
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Nutrition Tip July 10 2010

July 10, 2010
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Oatmeal: Good, Better, and Best In my opinion, there is absolutely no better breakfast than Oatmeal.  Now the word “Oatmeal” is a pretty broad term….what I mean by Oatmeal is going to take a bit of a description. First of all, there are 4 main varieties of Oatmeal: Instant Packaged Oatmeal - Not at...
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My TdF 2 Cents

July 9, 2010
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My TdF 2 Cents

With all the incredible coverage floating around out there about the Tour de France and all that has occurred, it’s tough to add anything new or fresh to the mix.  But what the heck, seeing as we’ve now completed the Prologue and 6 Stages, I thought I would lay down a few thoughts and...
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The Sufferfest: Indoor Cycling Motivation

July 9, 2010
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The Sufferfest: Indoor Cycling Motivation

For quite a while now I’ve been wanting to check out “The Sufferfest” cycling training videos. David from Sufferfest Studios, Singapore sent me their videos a few weeks ago but since it’s not exactly indoor training season I haven’t been able to give them a test run.  This past Monday there was a torrential...
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My First

July 7, 2010
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My First

I had always thought my first bike was a tiny little purple thing with training wheels because that is as far back as my memory takes me.  I’m not sure why, but I had never gotten around to asking my Parents if that really was my first bike or if there were bikes prior...
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Priorities

July 5, 2010
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Priorities

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those two and three hour rides?”. “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply.  In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work....
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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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