Cyclists Are Still (and always will be) Champions

07
Jul
2015
Cyclists Are Still (and always will be) Champions

We’re a cycling website, so we focused this post on riders, but if you’re a runner or doing anything else that moves your body….You’re a Champion as well. One of the first posts we ever put up on Loving the Bike was titled “Why I Think Every Cyclist is a Champion“.  I still totally...
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Every Little Thing is Going to Be Alright

06
Jul
2015
Every Little Thing is Going to Be Alright

You know those little reminders that life sometimes tosses your way?  Like the time you almost fell off your Parents roof, and for just a minute you appreciated life more than you ever had before.  Or that time when the Tornado was approaching and you hid in your basement waiting for it to pass…all...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Summer Hydrators

02
Jul
2015
Loving the BITE: Delicious Summer Hydrators

Whether on the bike, in the office, or working outside, hydration is crucial for the cyclist.  It’s obvious why it’s so important when riding.  But, do you realize that chronic day-to-day dehydration can also have a huge effect on your ride? Dehydration can be the source of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  It also...
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Loving the Bike TV: Pedal Through the Bumpy Road

01
Jul
2015

I hope it doesn’t come across as being too corny, but in this weeks edition of Loving the Bike TV I talk about pedaling through bumpy roads on and off the bike. The roads here in Grenada are certainly not smooth, just like some periods of life.  But it’s what you do with those bumpy...
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5 Life Lessons Learned from Extreme BMX

29
Jun
2015
5 Life Lessons Learned from Extreme BMX

I’m the kind of person who totally respects the athletes who compete in the X-Games sports, and of course love to watch all the insane things they do. Seeing as we’re a cycling website, I got to thinking about the great life lessons you can learn from Extreme BMX.  Yes, there is some seriously incredible...
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Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

26
Jun
2015
Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Whether you are hoping to run a marathon, aiming to slim down your waist line, or cycle competitively, achieving your fitness goal is hard work. Along the way you will probably experience pain and setbacks, from huge blisters to the agony of climbing stairs post-leg workout day. As with any workout, sore muscles are...
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Loving the BITE: I Despise Nutrition Labels

25
Jun
2015
Loving the BITE: I Despise Nutrition Labels

I despise nutrition labels. And even worse, nutrition claims on the front of a package are a joke.  Sound like a rant? I’m just getting started. You read that right. Although the intentions may have been good with both of these, they become little more than marketing and politics in modern day food manufacturing. Why?...
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How is Your Cycling Posture?

23
Jun
2015
How is Your Cycling Posture?

There are many things that can be done to improve your cycling performance, but one that is often overlooked is posture.  A cyclist might get a bike fit to ensure they are properly set up on the bike, but using the correct posture while riding will further help things out. How do you hold...
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The Power of a Tiny Mosquito

22
Jun
2015
The Power of a Tiny Mosquito

Just when I wasn’t sure what kind of motivational Monday topic I would write about today, along came the buzzing annoyance of a mosquito in my ear…….and I instantly knew what I’d be writing about. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”  – Anita Roddick...
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It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

19
Jun
2015
It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

Most families eat dinner together, maybe watch a little TV, go see a movie……..we ride our bikes. It’s what we’ve done for the past 5 years and I can’t imagine it any other way. It wasn’t always like this though…..Before we started cycling, my dad was VERY overweight and never wanted to do anything...
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Loving the BITE: My Favorite Energy Bar UPDATED

18
Jun
2015
Loving the BITE: My Favorite Energy Bar UPDATED

Hundreds. Thousands. There is no end to your energy bar options. There are some great commercial ones, other bland or cardboard-like ones, and some that are little more than candy bars. Here’s mine. I use this energy bar on rides, runs, and skis. I love it. Just 5-6 ingredients in a food processor, and your...
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Loving the Bike TV: My Masterpiece

17
Jun
2015

“I still fall on my face sometimes and I Can’t color inside the lines ’cause I’m perfectly incomplete I’m still working on my masterpiece.” The words above are lyrics from a song called Masterpiece by Jessie J.  I’m using them as my inspiration for this weeks Loving Life message on Loving the Bike TV....
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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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