Creatine is a popular dietary supplement because it’s safe, legal, and boosts athletic performance.
Creatine’s stellar reputation with athletes makes it a foundational supplement for power sport athletes like weight lifters and football players, but what about us cycling folk?
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In today’s journal club we’re taking a closer look at ketones by focusing on a paper from 2020 titled “Utility of Ketone Supplementation to Enhance Physical Performance: A Systematic Review” Let’s jump in.
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In today’s journal club, we’re digging into the topic of “Polarized Training” by examining two new opinion papers that take opposing sides on whether Polarized training is an optimal strategy for endurance athletes. Let’s jump in.
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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.
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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?
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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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In today’s Journal Club we’ll check out a brand new paper examining caffeine, coffee, and riding a bike as fast as you can. Does coffee improve your cycling? Should you stop drinking coffee in the lead-up to an important event in order to boost your caffeine sensitivity and performance on race day? Let’s find out.
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Today I’m kicking off a new blog segment called the “Journal Club.”
In the Journal Club, we’ll examine a single research paper that holds significance to you as a cyclist. Whenever possible, I’ll select open-access research and include a downloadable link to a personally annotated PDF so you can dig into a full-text version and follow along.
In today’s Journal Club we’ll check out a brand new paper examining the performance implications of a Low Carb High Fat or “keto” diet. Is going “keto” likely to improve your cycling? Let’s find out.
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