Eating the right food at the right time can make all the difference in your training. The best food for cycling isn’t the same for every athlete, though, and will change with the timing, intensity, and duration of your upcoming workout.
A Guide to Protein For Cyclists: How Much do you Need to Get Faster?
Protein is an essential macronutrient and plays a major role in the process of getting faster through training. If you’re an endurance athlete you probably need more of it than you think, but timing is key, and there are lots of variables to keep in mind. Let’s clear things up!
Cycling Nutrition: Everything You Need To Know
Nailing your cycling nutrition is one of the easiest ways to improve your performance. Often overlooked but rarely unimportant, it can be complicated and confusing. For peak endurance performance, you’ll need sufficient fuel and hydration, not only for training but for your events as well. This guide will help you with everything you need to know about cycling nutrition.
Muscle Fiber Composition, Pro Cyclist Data, Crashing and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 316
What muscle fiber type is best for cycling, how do you influence it, and how much of it is genetic? We’ll cover this as well as pro cyclist data and why many athletes don’t share it, how to race in dangerous circumstances and manage crashes and much more in Episode 316 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast!
Science of Getting Faster: Ketones and Recovery
Exogenous ketone esters are a hot topic in cycling. In our second conversation with Dr. Chiel Poffe, we learn about his research into using ketone esters to benefit recovery from high-volume training.
How Aging Affects Cycling Recovery, And What You Can Do About It
Recovery is key to getting faster, but it seems to take longer as we get older. Luckily, there are many factors beyond age that influence your ability to recover.
How to Manage Life Stress While Training
Life happens. And sometimes, the stress that comes with it threatens to derail your training. But don’t worry, there are plenty of strategies for controlling stress that can help your general well-being and keep your training on track. Here are some tips for managing life stress.
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.
Basic and Advanced Ingredients for Optimal Recovery
When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason. Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits. But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.In…
How to Turn Hard Work Into Results with Recovery
When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason. Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits. But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.…