Category Archives: Nutrition


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.


Creatine for cyclists and endurance athletes

Creatine for Cyclists: Will it Make You Faster?

Creatine has long been associated with strength training, but could endurance athletes benefit from this supplement? Creatine offers both benefits and disadvantages for cyclists.


natural nutrition

How to Fuel With Natural Pre-Workout Nutrition

When you know what to eat and when to eat, eating natural, non processed foods is a simple and effective way to fuel your workouts.


Collagen Supplements and Endurance Athletes

The Benefits of Collagen for Endurance Athletes

As a cyclist, the right diet and supplementation can help take your training to a higher level. Collagen supplementation, when timed with a workout, can help improve your joint health and recovery from injury.


How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance

How to Use Carbs for Maximum Performance

For endurance athletes, carbs are vital for maximum performance. If you want to go fast, you’ve got to have sugar onboard. Whether you’ve got a big training day or event, these carbohydrate nutrition tips will help.



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