Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

06
Jun
2015
Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

Truly effective training and cycling methods rely on more than simply piling on extra miles one week after the next. Structured training should always factor in enough time for adequate recovery too. If you don’t give your body the chance to bounce back after you’ve put it under some serious strain, then you could...
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

05
Jun
2015
Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

I’m often asked what my favorite thing about being a bike racer is. While there are so many cool things, I’d have to say my favorite is traveling. One thing I’ve realized, most cyclist are adventurers at heart. We love nothing more than to be outside, exploring new territory. Some of the most amazing...
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Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

04
Jun
2015
Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

As a female endurance athlete, who loves to both ride and run, I’ve learned the importance of iron over the years.  Through four pregnancies, different levels of training and racing, and off-seasons, I’ve seen ups and downs with energy, fatigue, and low-iron symptoms. I’ve also worked with female and male athletes who have been tested...
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Loving the Bike TV: Yes, Dreaming Works

03
Jun
2015

This week I’m coming at you from the river on our Caribbean property, and talking once again about the realization of goals.  Actually, this one is more about having a dream come together….right down to the windows. Yeah, I’ll explain what I mean in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV….where it’s all...
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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

02
Jun
2015
Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

Do you fit your rides in with your day to day schedule….or do you fit in everything else around your bike rides? I’ve talked a whole lot about living with your core values in mind, and how it helps you make the right decisions and know where to focus your time and energy.  Well...
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

01
Jun
2015
I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

How many times have you caught yourself saying something like, “Wow, I didn’t think I could do it?”  I’ve said it, you’ve said it, and so have millions of others. Yes, un-planned actions that don’t contain much in the way of self-belief do still happen sometimes.  But do you know what happens significantly more? ...
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

29
May
2015
Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

Have you been on a wet or cool weather ride and found your sunglasses getting all fogged up?  Yeah, if you’re never caught without sunglasses on your face it can really mess up your ride.  But Ryders Eyewear have come up with what they feel is the ultimate solution. I remember talking to them...
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Loving the BITE: Will Pedal for Pesto

28
May
2015
Loving the BITE: Will Pedal for Pesto

Who here wants to reduce fatigue and inflammation, optimize blood flow, and stay healthy this season?  Yes, please.  And, who wants some pesto?  Yes, pretty please.  Well, it must be your lucky day, because here at Loving the Bike, we’re about to make it all happen. Since I’m getting ready to plant my herb garden this...
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Loving the Bike TV: Using a Ride to Love Life off the Bike

27
May
2015

There’s not much better than getting a KOM on Strava now is there?  Well, it can be if the KOM is on the nastiest climb in your area and you just re-claimed it from a young kid half your age. After holding the KOM on Grenada’s Mon Response climb for almost the past three...
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

26
May
2015
Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

Do you have a bicycle charity ride or group event coming up this Summer that you need to raise some funds for?  More and more cyclists are taking part in these great events, but with all these people asking real life and social media friends for donations……it’s getting harder to get the funds. Whenever...
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

26
May
2015
Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

A wonderful bike is the most craved desire of the young generation. Although the cars are crowding the roads, the bike is the king of all. This green and lean two-wheeled machine is the safest choice for a smooth and a quick journey. With its huge availability of brand variations in the 2015 market,...
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Everything I Need

25
May
2015
Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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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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