Does Cycling Keep You Young?

12
Jun
2010
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

12
Jun
2010

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

11
Jun
2010

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

09
Jun
2010
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

07
Jun
2010

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

05
Jun
2010

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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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – June

02
Jun
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – June

As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of why people are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our June lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike”...
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Keeping It Fresh

31
May
2010

If you’re like me, it’s that time of the cycling season when the regular bike routes start getting a little stale. I’ve been out on my favorite roads, mixing things up by altering the combinations, and adding a few additional routes to my training….but the scenery is starting to get a little old.  So,...
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Help: I Need Shot Roks

28
May
2010
Help: I Need Shot Roks

Because I’ll only endorse something that I completely love and am excited about, there are not very many cycling nutritional products that I’ve promoted.  In fact, there’s only been three…..Nuun, VegeGreens, and now Shot Roks.  Sure, there are other great products out there, but these are the only three that I’ve come across so...
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Nutrition Tip May 27 2010

27
May
2010

Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning? Coffee and tea can suck the water right out of you. Both drinks act as diuretics….which means that while your digestive system is bringing water into your body, they make your kidneys pull water out of your bloodstream. Enjoy your tea or coffee, but be...
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Biking Babes

26
May
2010

Just so you know….yes, I did get the thumbs up from my wife to write this blog.  She’s the best. Maybe it’s my love for the sport, or maybe it’s just the plain hard truth that cycling women can be so dang sexy.  Put a girl on a cruiser, road bike, or any type...
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Crank Directory Launches Today

21
May
2010
Crank Directory Launches Today

The Crank Directory is now up. If you haven’t already guessed, Loving the Bike and Crank Listed are pretty much one in the same. When we launched Crank last month with the call to nominate cycling blogs for the Crank Honors, we put it out under www.cranklisted.com.  We did this because although it was...
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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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