In our first article from our series on fueling for cycling we focused on the period of time before your ride or race begins. In today’s article we’re zeroing in on how to fuel better during your ride.
As we covered earlier, when ride intensity goes up, so to does your reliance on carbohydrate .
Is there any time a beer tastes better than after a long bike ride? Despite the strong bond between bikes and beer, we still need to ask the question; What impact does drinking beer after a ride have on our performance?
In today’s journal club we’ll examine a new article about beer and exercise. Let’s jump in.
For over a century, cyclists have known that stacking meals with carbohydrates is a requirement for riding fast [1, 2].
While lower cycling intensities draw on fat as an energy source, the harder you ride, the more your body taps into on-board carbohydrate (glycogen) to fuel your fastest efforts .
If you ride anywhere in the western states, contending with poor air quality during the summer months is a training reality. Emissions, wood smoke, and ozone; they all contribute to a less than ideal environment for riding.
I’ve never met a cyclist excited about getting slower, especially in a finishing sprint, but as hard and as smart as you train, getting older means getting slower.
So why exactly does your sprint get slower as you age, and is there anything you can do about it?
Do you love riding in the blazing heat? Me neither. If races were only held in cool temperatures, avoiding the heat when training would be simple; only ride in the morning. But cycling doesn’t work that way. Inevitably it’s going to be hot, and you’re going to be on your bike.
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In today’s Journal Club we’ll check out a fascinating new study that examines whether looking at too much feedback during a time trial makes you slower on the bike. Is it possible to improve your cycling performance by limiting the amount of data you focus on during a race? Let’s find out.
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