7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

02
Mar
2017
7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

If you’re committed to becoming the best cyclist you can be, you’re in this for the long haul—literally and figuratively. Cycling requires a tremendous amount of physical fitness, but it also requires dedication, focus, and perseverance. Improving your cycling is a process; you build up to it, setting realistic goals along the way and...
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

01
Mar
2017
Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit. After all, you are working all your muscles while you are biking. And you get to enjoy magnificent surroundings and the fresh air while you cycle. But you need to make sure you are prepared before you do head out on the road. After...
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Loving the BITE: Cashew Chicken For Light at Night Eating

23
Feb
2017

Bored with the same-old out-of-new-ideas dinner?  Let’s liven it up with a meal that’s company-worthy, compliments-guaranteed, and a change of pace from the usual grilled chicken.  Even better, it’s sure to benefit your heart, your arteries, your lungs, and your energy production – basically everything you need besides a bamboo bike to ride better, right...
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Loving the BITE: Gimme Some Lovin’ Chocolate Cake

16
Feb
2017
Loving the BITE: Gimme Some Lovin’ Chocolate Cake

Right now, I’m needing a hug. Literally, just days after I wrote out my 2017 goals, I completely tore my ACL and MCL backcountry skiing, and my goals are no more. Or at least, not right now. The last weekend in January I was having a great time skiing above Vail from the Polar...
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Cold Cycling Re-entry

14
Feb
2017
Cold Cycling Re-entry

As you may or may not know, this is the first time in like six years that I haven’t had a year round summer.  Although the Comox Valley is one of the few places in Canada where you’re usually able to road bike all year, it still gets quite cold.  Plus this winter the...
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Learning to Like the Trainer

10
Feb
2017
Learning to Like the Trainer

You noticed I said like there…..definitely not love. This has been my first cycling off season in six year as I’ve been always living somewhere with great weather all year long.  But now I’m living in the beautiful and incredible, Comox Valley…..but winter exists here. Most years, there really isn’t much of a real...
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Loving the BITE: My Day in Food & 2017 Goals

26
Jan
2017
Loving the BITE: My Day in Food & 2017 Goals

As a sports nutritionist and registered dietitian for over 15 years now, I’m often asked about my own food habits, both in daily nutrition and training. I’ve never actually laid it all out for readers, but after also being asked about this and my own 2017 athletic goals recently by several clients & readers,...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Favorites for Recovery Nutrition

19
Jan
2017
Loving the BITE: 5 Favorites for Recovery Nutrition

When it comes to recovery, I am all-in. I use a recovery “snack,” after any ride or training that’s harder than “easy,” and I do my best to consume it right away…which means ease of preparation, and having it ready ahead of time are key. Here are my favorites, and the components of basic...
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Loving the BITE: Fast Veggies for Light at Night Eating

12
Jan
2017
Loving the BITE: Fast Veggies for Light at Night Eating

“Quick, get the loads of vegetables we need for dinner.” If I know you at all, and I think I do (wink), this is what you’re saying, or at least thinking while making dinner. Am I right? We’ll just assume I am. In my usual rush to get dinner on the table for six...
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Loving the BITE: Morning Kick-Start Acai Bowl

05
Jan
2017
Loving the BITE: Morning Kick-Start Acai Bowl

Are super foods actually super? Or are they just a marketing ploy that exaggerates food health properties to get you to shell out big bucks for ordinary foods? Is there anything great in them for cyclists? Yes and yes and yes. This week, we’re gonna tackle superfoods. The truth, the myths, and the marketing....
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Great UK Destinations for Cycling Vacations and Holidays

03
Jan
2017
Great UK Destinations for Cycling Vacations and Holidays

North Wales North Wales in the UK, is a popular destination with holidaymakers from across the UK. With the Lonely Planet awarding it 4th place for Best in Travel 2017 – Top Regions, it is popular with hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and families – it’s a bit like a huge adventure play ground with stunning...
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Bicycle Couriering with Aftershokz Headphones

29
Dec
2016
Bicycle Couriering with Aftershokz Headphones

As you already know, I’m a huge lover of Aftershokz headphones and the amazing technology that they have created.  Yes, I love cycling with music and in my opinion using Aftershokz is the best way to go.  I totally feel that Aftershokz takes away all of the debate against the safety of riding with...
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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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