Beer, Benjamin Franklin, and Make it Happen

23
Dec
2013
Beer, Benjamin Franklin, and Make it Happen

It’s a very simple quote, but one that conjures up a lot of good images…..especially when you find out that it was Benjamin Franklin who said it. I’m sure you all know who Ben Franklin is, but in case you need a refresher….he was one of North America’s greatest citizens.  He was a scientist,...
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Logan Square

20
Dec
2013
Logan Square

I wake early on Saturday. Instinctively I look toward the bottom of the bed for my dog – but he’s no longer there. Fully awake now, I head downstairs to pour coffee that has been timed to brew and is waiting for me. The aroma of freshly brewed beans fills my senses as I...
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Loving the BITE: Obtain Your Goal Strength:Weight (Plus APEX Giveaway)

19
Dec
2013
Loving the BITE: Obtain Your Goal Strength:Weight (Plus APEX Giveaway)

Here’s your chance to achieve success with your strength to weight ratio goals, and improve your cycling performance. It’s been said that a goal without a plan is just a wish.  Last year, during the “off-season,” and throughout the year in my posts, I’ve provided tips for eating healthy, fueling yourself well on the...
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Take Your Cycling to the Next Level

18
Dec
2013
Take Your Cycling to the Next Level

It’s the perfect time to think about taking your cycling to the next level. Come on, I know you’re thinking about it.  Whether it’s your “off-season” or you’re in the middle of training hard, there’s no time like the present. You’ve been riding and riding, season after season, and just itching to do something a...
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The A Ride

17
Dec
2013
The A Ride

I just got my arse handed to me. It happens every Tuesday morning; I show up, hang with the guys as long as I can, get dropped, recover, catch up to someone who is hopefully a little faster than me so I can push myself and then finally meet up with the group at...
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Life’s Simple Moments

16
Dec
2013
Life’s Simple Moments

I jumped into bed, and as my body relaxed into the stitching of the sheets…I was King of my World. I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was perfectly lost. I held my Baby Boy on my...
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Spotted Soigneur

13
Dec
2013
Spotted Soigneur

I lost my little buddy this week. For the last 13 years, he has been my shadow. Wherever I went in the house, he was with right there with me. In the winter months, I would ride the trainer and he would sit close by and watch me, never getting much further away than...
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D and More to Shed the Winter Blues

12
Dec
2013
Loving the BITE: Vitamin D and More to Shed the Winter Blues

As we head further into Winter, many athletes feel the drag of the Winter Blues. Why? While there’s not any one conclusive cause, there are many contributing factors that can bring you down when the days are short and the weather is cold. A few include less vitamin D production, more darkness during your...
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

11
Dec
2013
A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

If you love cycling, chances are you have positive feelings towards The Netherlands.  Today, Seamus Murphy tells us about his ride from Maastricht to Aachen.  It’s a ride that Seamus tells me I must do one day….and here’s why. A Scenic Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen  by Seamus Murphy If you ever find...
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An Epic Ride

10
Dec
2013
An Epic Ride

What’s the longest ride you’ve ever done? 50 miles, 80, a century? For me it was 104 miles from the outskirts of Boston, up to the peak of Mt. Wachusett (which is a ski area, by the way) and back. It was, by far, the toughest physical and mental thing I had ever endured. By...
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

09
Dec
2013
I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

I have an open mind and am totally okay with believing in some things that haven’t been proven or exact.  UFO’s…sure. Ghost’s….why not. The Zeitgeist conspiracy theory…..definitely. But for some reason when it comes to myself, there is often a lack of belief.  What’s the deal?  I think about this quite often and wonder if...
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Independence Days

06
Dec
2013
Independence Days

Last week, our very own Darryl from lovingthebike.com asked this question on Twitter: “What’s on your cycling Christmas wish list?” Without hesitation I responded, “Time and health to ride.” I was with my family for Thanksgiving. We spent a fair amount of time after dinner talking about my dad — including the fact that...
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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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