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More Than Just Young At Heart

June 21, 2010
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More Than Just Young At Heart

First of all, I would like to send out a huge thank you to the people who willingly let me put their photos up on our website so that people could take shots at how old they think they are.  To look back at the details of the contest and see the actual ages revealed,...
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Nutrition Tip June 19 2010

June 19, 2010
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What can Hemp Hearts do for you? Now don’t go thinking this stuff has anything to do with it’s most famous counterpart….Hemp Hearts are totally where it’s at for good protein and good nutrition.  They are a great for your health and they taste pretty good as well.  They have sort of a sunflower...
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Super Dad’s….and Families

June 18, 2010
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Super Dad’s….and Families

With Father’s Day just a couple of days away, I wanted to post about the Super Dads out there.  You know, the ones who successfully juggle being a role model to their kids, a caring and compassionate family member, hard worker, playful, inspiring, leader….and the list goes on and on.  All that, and of...
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Contest Time: How Old Are These Cyclists?

June 16, 2010
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Contest Time: How Old Are These Cyclists?

Tomorrow morning I’ll be turning 41 years old.  Yikes, I really don’t like saying that out loud, and to be honest I really don’t believe it.  But that’s how old my Mom says I am so I guess I have to go with it.  I’ve often been told that I look so much younger...
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Cycling World Cup

June 14, 2010
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Three days ago, the world sat down in front of their TV screens to start watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa.  The 19th edition of the biggest soccer (or football as it’s known around most of the planet) tournament in the world started on June 11 and will run...
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

June 12, 2010
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

Hey, we’re looking for your help in putting together a new post over here at Loving the Bike.  This one will be all about you and how cycling keeps you looking so young.  If you feel that you look younger than your age says you are….and if you feel that cycling has contributed to...
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Nutrition Tip June 12 2010

June 12, 2010
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Are Energy Gels for you? A lot of cyclists are now using energy gels (GU, Clif Shot and Shot Bloks, Honey Stinger)….but do you know why? Well, the main reason of course is to gain some energy (hence the name).  These products are designed to help your performance by replenishing glucose during hard workouts....
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs

June 11, 2010
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And the winners are…… We’re so pleased to bring you the 2010 winners of the Crank Listed Honors – The World’s best cycling blogs.  It’s been a bit of a process, but the time has come to unveil who you have chosen as the top dogs for this year.  Yeah, I ramble on for...
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Bodybuilding + Wakeboarding = Cyclist

June 9, 2010
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Bodybuilding + Wakeboarding = Cyclist

Prior to my love and passion for cycling, I really only had two other sports growing up that provided a similar feeling.  Although cycling has always been a part of my life, there was about a 12 year chunk where my focus was wakeboard, waterski, and hit the gym.  For the past 8 years...
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Better Man….Better Dad….Better Cyclist

June 7, 2010
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Better Man….Better Dad….Better Cyclist

With just under two weeks until Father’s Day, time is running short on finding something for that cycling dad in your life.  I’m a dad, right…so I know there is never a shortage of great cycling gift ideas.  This year, I actually couldn’t wait for father’s day and bought myself a gift back in...
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Nutrition Tip June 5 2010

June 5, 2010
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Add lots of cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, and more)  to your diet.  Do it. These phytonutrients have been shown to do amazing things for your body including the stimulation of enzymes that help the liver remove carcinogens and other toxins.  They’ve also been shown to deactivate the metabolite that promotes tumor...
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Cycling Gypsy

June 4, 2010
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Cycling Gypsy

My gypsy lifestyle has provided me and my family with a lot of different places to call home.  Over the past eight years, we’ve lived in four different countries with a duration ranging from two months to three years in any one location.  This lifestyle has meant that my 11 year old daughter has...
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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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