Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

11
Aug
2015
Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

If you live in a climate that includes a definite drop in temperatures in the fall….this giveaway is for you.  Yeah, although it still might be hot and sunny…..you can still get your base layers prepared for when things take a sudden drop. Our friends over at SubSports have supplied a $75 gift code for...
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Alone With Your Thoughts

10
Aug
2015
Alone With Your Thoughts

If you’re a solo ride like I am, you spend a whole lot of time on your bike each week all alone with your thoughts.  Yeah, that is an incredible amount of time to be one on one with what’s floating around in your brain.  Especially if you have a wildly insane brain like mine. Yeah,...
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Loving the BITE: How my Slow Cooker Makes me a Better Cyclist

06
Aug
2015
Loving the BITE: How my Slow Cooker Makes me a Better Cyclist

I am not trying to start any heated debates today, promise. I will concede from the start the that grill is the king of summer cookery. I get it, I use it, and I love it. But, it’s the slow cooker that’s made me a better rider. That’s right. While any grilling home chef has...
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3 Things All SGU Students Must Do in Grenada

05
Aug
2015
3 Things All SGU Students Must Do in Grenada

So you’re starting a new semester as a St. George’s University student in Grenada, and you’re wondering what to do in order to get the most out of your experience. We all know that partying, organizing your apartment, and going to the beach are on your list of things to do…..but we’ve got 3...
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

05
Aug
2015
Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

Getting fit doesn’t need to be a chore, especially when you can do it on a bike. Getting fit on a bike can be a lot of fun, and you won’t need another piece of equipment to help! How can you get fit on your bike? Use these top tips to help you: Do...
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What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

04
Aug
2015
What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

Okay, so we just had a giveaway last week for the first time in a while….and here we are doing it again.  This time around, it’s a small one….but a good one. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m a big fan of Jenson USA.  In my opinion, they are the best online...
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Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

31
Jul
2015
Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

You often hear drivers taking about feeling nervous around cyclists because they think people on bicycles are unpredictable.  What?  Are we really that erratic out there? Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve gone off on a pro-bike rant….so let’s do this. I’d say we are much more reactionary than we are unpredictable.  We make...
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Loving the BITE: Protein Power Peanut Butter Granola Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free)

30
Jul
2015
Loving the BITE: Protein Power Peanut Butter Granola Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free)

Would you consider yourself a “snacker?” I am. And for some reason, this has a bad connotation. For me, it simply means I eat balanced mini-meals, made up of simple real foods, between my larger meals. Generally it’s fruit and cheese, a hard-boiled egg, a yogurt, roasted chickpeas, or something similar. It’s not “snacky...
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Loving the Bike TV: Hate in Your Heart

29
Jul
2015

For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, I’m talking about getting rid of hate in your heart.  Yeah, it’s pretty hard to be loving life on and off the bike if you’re consumed by hate. As you can tell by the video, I’m still having trouble centering my head in the shot….I...
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Cycling Gear Giveaway

28
Jul
2015
Cycling Gear Giveaway

Whoa, seems like it’s been a long time since we did a giveaway……so it’s time to toss some awesome cycling gear your way. The guys from GearBest are supplying a whole bunch of great items, and as always, it’s super easy to enter and win. How to Enter: Post a comment below telling us...
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Doing It All

27
Jul
2015
Doing It All

If you know anything at all about me and my life, you probably have an indication that I do a lot of “out of the box” stuff.  If I can pride myself on one thing, it’s that I’ve lived a life off the beaten path, and have done more than enough cool things for...
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Loving the BITE: Nourishing Egg in a Tomato Breakfast

23
Jul
2015
Loving the BITE: Nourishing Egg in a Tomato Breakfast

If you’ve got a summer harvest of tomatoes, I’ve got a great idea for you for breakfast. It will nourish you from head to toe, with one of the best antioxidant nutrients you can find, and it will provide a delicious meal of protein, healthy fats, and veggies. And, if you don’t have tomatoes...
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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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