Cycling Tips and Information

4 Critical Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

October 27, 2020
By
4 Critical Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents can happen at any time. Even if you are the safest cyclist on the road and wear all the right gear, there’s no guarantee that you won’t be involved in a collision at some point in your life. Regardless of who is at fault, injuries from a bicycle accident can be physically...
Read more »

Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Cycling Tips and Information | No Comments »

Every Way That Biking Is Good For The Soul

October 1, 2020
By
Every Way That Biking Is Good For The Soul

There is no doubt about it, we should all have a more active lifestyle. We know that active lives can help us to feel better mentally and give us more energy, and we can also feel fulfilled when we do things that we love to do and that we enjoy. But yet, have you...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | 1 Comment »

6 Things You Have to Know Before You Start a Cycling Career

September 30, 2020
By

Cycling is more than just a great way to get a full-body workout; it’s a popular sport around the world and it’s not uncommon for great cyclists to become celebrities in their country and internationally. It’s also a career that can be rewarding and lucrative. However, it’s anything but easy, and you have to...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | No Comments »

7 Top Cycling Tips For Newbies

August 20, 2020
By
7 Top Cycling Tips For Newbies

The fact that the gym may be closed due to Covid-19 doesn’t mean giving up the quest to stay fit, and you can try biking as an alternative. That said, cycling is not always full of fun for newbies. As a beginner, you may get thrown off your bike with the least mistake, which...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | No Comments »

How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

August 20, 2020
By
How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

It’s as easy as riding a bike. Or is it? With more Lycra-clad amateurs taking to the roads than ever before, what really puts the pros ahead of the rest? While many people watch cycling for entertainment or to bet on races, others are fascinated by the athletic ability of these athletes. Firstly, is...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | No Comments »

4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

July 22, 2020
By
4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

You’ve done it – you’ve reached your destination. Doesn’t it feel great? It’s almost as if you can do anything now that you’ve got the monkey off your back and completed your first mammoth bike ride. For now, though, you’ll happily sit down and relax. It’s been a long day in the saddle and...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | 2 Comments »

6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

July 7, 2020
By
6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

Traveling to work on your bicycle is an environmentally friendly and healthy way to commute. What’s more, it can save you gas money and might even be quicker than driving. Whether you’ve decided to bike to work for health, environmental, or monetary reasons, there are some things that you need to know. Jumping on...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | No Comments »

Choosing The Right Electric Mountain Bike

February 18, 2020
By

Choosing the perfect electric mountain bike for you depends on a number of different factors. Here are some of the different ways you can select between different sorts of categories based on your needs and preferences. Basic Pedal Assist One of the ways that you can tell these bikes apart is by taking a...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information, Mountain Bike | 17 Comments »

Staying Loose Boosts Every Workout

October 17, 2019
By

Ever been cycling and your legs get that tense feeling? It feels like your leg weighs three times what it should and everything just seizes up. Your tendons, nerves, muscles and even joints, just lock up and freeze. You have a cramp and your muscles are spasming. It can be a strange feeling for...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Nutrition, Cycling Tips and Information | 1 Comment »

Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

August 2, 2019
By
Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

Cycling in the wild is an excellent way to get in touch with nature in its rawest form. Nothing challenges the body more than being taken out of its comfort zone and nothing is quite as uniquely exhilarating as meeting the open air as cold wind stings your cheeks and finding solace in the...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information, Mountain Bike | No Comments »

How to Recover from a Cycling Crash

July 8, 2019
By

A cycling accident could affect you in a variety of different ways. It cannot only cause you to take a break from riding in order to physically recover, but you might also struggle with confidence issues after an injury. Rather than allowing a crash to stop you from getting back onto a bike, you...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | 2 Comments »

How to Get Back to an Active Lifestyle After Recovery

May 16, 2019
By

No one wants to think about a time when they wouldn’t be able to hop on their bike at a moment’s notice. Cycling may not be as intensive as some physical sports; however, going through a period of ill health can gravely affect one’s ability to get on and off the bike. If you’ve...
Read more »

Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | No Comments »

Featured on these top sites

Check Out These Sites

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips