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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.


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.


The Mid-Ride Feast-and-Bonk: Don’t Let it Happen to You!

If you’re training for hours, whether long distance running, cycling, hiking, or another sport, there’s one fueling mistake you should be keenly aware of, and try to avoid: the mid-ride feast-and-bonk. Usually, the scenario goes something like this (this was sent to me by a potential client): This past weekend I did a road century…


Nutrition Timeline for your Big-Race Taper Week

Only one week until your big race. You’ve made it.  You’ve survived the training.  You’ve started to taper.  But what should you eat now? There’s plenty of conflicting advice out there to confuse most anyone. There’s “to carb load,” there’s “to carb starve,” there’s reducing calories, adding calories, and more.  Clear as mud. Taper week…


4 Steps to the Perfect Power Breakfast

They don’t call it the most important meal of the day for nothing. Here are a couple of tips to help you start the day off right with the perfect meal to fuel for whatever the occasion may be. 1. Purpose The first step in creating the perfect breakfast is identifying the purpose. What does…


Pre-Race Nutrition for Cyclists and Triathletes

Between the nerves and the early start times, it can be easy to skimp on food and miss out on getting the right nutrition before a race. For the sake of your performance and your health, ensuring that you get the right pre-race nutrition is a must. Use the following tips to help enhance your…


Beet Juice: A Look Beyond the Trend

By now you’ve surely heard about the latest endurance power-fuel, beet juice. With a handful of studies to attest for it’s positive effects on endurance as well as some world class athletes adding it to their diets, the age of the beet is upon us. But if you dive into this trendy red vegetable a…


3 Keys to Training Fuel While Riding

Here’s an understatement: These days, you have a lot of options for training fuel.  As in a bazillion.  There are so many options, many athletes become overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated trying to make a choice.  It seems like a distant past when only two or three commercial sports drinks were available, and there was one…



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