Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

20
Feb
2013

Top 5 Cycling Tips

In our Loving the Bike number 3 tip, we discuss the importance of stretching and how it can improve your cycling performance and keep you healthy.

In tip #5 from earlier this week, I mentioned how there’s really nothing better than time on the bike to improve your cycling….but now I’m going to explain how this off the bike routine can help you out as well.  Yeah, stretching is so ultimately important for keeping your body performing well.

In our #3 tip, I go over a few tips on stretching for cyclists and also provide my favorites for you as well.

Loving the Bike Cycling Tip #3 – Stretching

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For additional stretches and stretching tips, have a look at our Stretching and Conditioning section….and for that post on yoga for cyclists, read our “Loosen Up Your Tight Hips” post.

Kelli is in tomorrow with our Loving the Bike Cycling Tip #2.  I won’t give it away, but you can bet it has something to do with nutrition and better performance on the bike.

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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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