Category: Cycling Nutrition

Calories: How to Refuel During a Ride

What are you eating to charge up and store calories before, during, and after each ride?  What kinds of energy sources are required for cycling, and then at how we can refuel after a ride? Cyclists are mostly concerned with two sources of energy, fats (triglycerides) and sugars (glycogens).  Whether you are maximizing speed, distance, […]

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Worldwide Obesity Statistics and Trends

We found this infographic on worldwide obesity statistics to be a little eye opening, so as you gnaw down those holiday treats, keep in mind what it takes to work off that extra pound or two of Pumpkin Pie and candy canes. The writer personally lost 15 pounds by eating healthier foods and exercising. What […]

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Top 5 Weight Lifting Exercises for Cyclists

The off-season is a great time to tone down your intense cardiovascular training and focus on building your leg muscles in the gym.  Building your leg muscles will help with overall power as well as endurance.  Weight lifting also requires your body to use many of the smaller muscles required for balance and agility.  Here […]

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Nutrition for Riding a Century

Riding a century can be a great way to experience cycling with friends, the only thing that could ruin the experience is the dreaded bonk! If you don’t know what that means…good for you! What Is the Meaning of Bonk? If you do know what that means, then you will make it a point to […]

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How to Make Your Own Energy Bars

Being a frugal road biker is tricky. At times, it’s near impossible. So when I started training for LOTOJA last spring I instinctively shielded my wallet when the realization struck me of how much I would be eating, let alone pedaling, on my long training rides. Armed with the sum of human wisdom (Google) and a […]

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