Carbohydrate intake is a perpetually hot topic in the field of sports nutrition. From classic low carb weight loss strategies , to cutting edge carb periodization , if you’re wanting to ride further or faster, getting smarter about carbs is in your best interest.
It’s tough to buy gifts for a cyclist. Most of the time we purchase what we want long before a birthday or the holiday season rolls around. In the event you’re feeling under-appreciated or exhausted from shopping for others, this gift guide is for you. Featuring products available from the venerable Kinetic Cycles in Sacramento, here are my 5 favorite cycling picks from 2015.
Cyclists generally don’t spend much time thinking about protein. That’s a mistake. Adequate protein intake insures the maintenance of lean muscle mass, improves recovery through increased rates of glycogen synthesis, might improve cognition and sleep, and potentially helps to keep you from getting sick [1-3].
The low impact nature of cycling is one of its greatest attributes. Cycling offers fitness and competition while nearly eliminating the impact found in other high intensity sports. If you’re nursing aches and pains from the glory days, cycling can be a refuge. While less impact might be good for joints, it can be bad for bones  .
As you transition toward the “off-season”, you might be trying to answer this question. “How do I maintain a decent level of fitness and still remain fresh and motivated throughout next season”?
In this article we’ll examine 3 strategies to help with the “off-season” question while exploring how your Garmin can make training more fun and less mentally draining.