Category Archives: Nutrition


How to Manage Food Cravings When Trying to Lose Weight

Managing food cravings while balancing weight loss and training is a challenge. But there are several things that you can do to help keep food in the right perspective. These tips for identifying triggers and managing cravings can help you reach your goals.


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Caffeine for Cyclists: Pros, Cons, And Caveats

Caffeine is the world’s most popular drug, and is closely associated with cycling culture. Should you be incorporating caffeine into your training in a more deliberate way?


How to Lose Weight Through Cycling

Cycling is a great weight loss tool. Combining a healthy diet with structured training paves the way for increased performance. Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, these tips will help you lose weight and be a faster cyclist.


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Sugar, Fat, and Insulin: Why An Athlete’s Diet Matters

It’s important to understand how your body processes food differently during exercise, because the long-term consequences of careless eating might be more dramatic than you realize.


The Brain’s Use of Energy and What it Means to Cyclists

Physical and mental energy are both limited resources. Can you train your brain to use this energy more efficiently?


Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP

Indoor FTP vs. Outdoor FTP: Why They Feel Different (But Aren’t)

One of the most common questions we receive at TrainerRoad is whether you need to adjust your FTP between indoor and outdoor workouts. The short answer is no, but the reasons why are more complicated.


what-is-bonking

What is Bonking? Causes, Dangers, and Prevention

Bonking is a dreaded experience, an exhaustion of fuel and shutdown of the body’s ability to exert itself. The term gets thrown around a lot, but if you’ve ever felt it you know how bad it can be, and how hard it is to recover from. So just what is a bonk, why is it a bad thing, and how can you avoid it?


how to hydrate for indoor cycling workouts

How to Hydrate For Indoor Cycling Workouts

You might need extra water and electrolytes for your indoor workouts. You can make the most of your indoor training sessions by planning your hydration around your sweat rate, and using a fan to assist your body’s evaporative cooling process.


What to drink when cycling

What to Drink When Cycling

Whether you are training indoors or riding a gran fondo, hydration is crucial for your health and performance. Physiology, weathers, and time all play a role in what to drink when cycling.


Carb cycling for endurance athletes

Carb Cycling For Endurance Athletes

Endurance athletes are faced with a bevy of nutrition decisions. Carb cycling is a nutrition strategy based on the percentage of macronutrients. Depending on your goals, carb cycling may be the right choice for you.



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