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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, weather, and time all play a role in what to drink when cycling. Deciding what to drink when cycling helps you create a hydration plan and set you up for success.


Timing Your Recovery Drink
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Timing Your Recovery Drink: What and When to Drink

No matter what workout you’re doing, you should always plan on some recovery nutrition afterward. There are numerous benefits to recovery drinks, and timing them correctly will help you feel confident that your glycogen stores are replenished for your next workout.


Model: @JalenBazile Photo Credit: @kokody

How to Choose the Best Mid-Ride Nutrition

The longer and more intense a training session is, the more crucial your mid-ride nutrition becomes. Knowing when to consume liquids, gels, and solids can help you make an on-the-bike nutrition plan that includes the best fuels for you and your ride.


Nitrates for Cyclists: Does Beetroot Make you Faster?

Can taking beetroot supplements increase an athlete’s aerobic capacity? It may depend. Looking at the benefits, caveats, and trade-offs to beetroot supplementation can help you decide whether or not it’s right for you.


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Training’s Impact on Mental Performance

Cycling training doesn’t just fatigue your legs — it can also tire out your brain. Knowing the impact that training has on subsequent mental awareness can help you anticipate the cognitive demands of training and racing.


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Science of Getting Faster: Heat Training and Endurance Performance

Heat adversely affects the body’s ability to do work, but strategic utilization of heat in a training regimen can facilitate performance increases. Dr. Chris Minson, one of the leading experts and researchers on this topic, explains how heat training can improve your performance and offers tips on how to prepare for events in hot conditions.


Healthy Nutrition Principles With Amber Pierce

Nutrition Plans for Training and Nourishing With Amber Pierce

What does healthy fueling look like? TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce applies healthy principles of nutrition to 3 real-world training examples.


TrainerRoad's Amber Pierce offers her 8 principles for healthy nutrition habits
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8 Principles of Healthy Nutrition With Amber Pierce

Food fuels performance and gives our bodies the nutrients to repair, recover, and adapt to the stress of training and racing. But far too many of us moralize what we eat in the name of performance, with profound impacts on how we relate to food and the very bodies on which we rely. TrainerRoad’s Amber Pierce wants to offer a different perspective.


Eight Habits to Improve Your Training Routine

You don’t need to make big changes to see big improvements. Optimizing your training routine with the addition of a few small habits can have a significant impact on your progression in the long run. Here are eight little habits you can easily add to your routine to train better and get faster.


The Elements of Getting Faster

Nutrition: The Elements of Getting Faster

You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.



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