Archive for September, 2020

6 Things You Have to Know Before You Start a Cycling Career

September 30, 2020

Cycling is more than just a great way to get a full-body workout; it’s a popular sport around the world and it’s not uncommon for great cyclists to become celebrities in their country and internationally. It’s also a career that can be rewarding and lucrative. However, it’s anything but easy, and you have to...
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Le Tour Takes On Added Importance In 2020

September 15, 2020
Le Tour Takes On Added Importance In 2020

The discipline of cycling has gone through a tumultuous year and with the threat of the Tour’s existence being called into question, the mere sight of pedals being turned in Nice would have offered a collective sigh of relief for all. None more so than for race director Christian Prudhomme and although he will...
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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.


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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