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.
Most cyclists don’t think a lot about protein; that oversight is a mistake. Consuming adequate protein ensures the maintenance of lean muscle mass, might improve cognition and sleep, and potentially helps to keep you from getting sick [1-3].
I love drinking coffee with my family at a lazy breakfast, on a cold day exploring San Francisco, or most of all at the end of a long winter ride. Coffee tastes amazing and smells glorious; it can also make you faster on the bike.
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 does your reliance on carbohydrate .
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 .
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.
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.
Most cyclists are familiar with eating a lot of carbs. In simple terms, “Carbohydrate is the most important nutrient in an athlete’s diet because it is the only fuel that can power intense exercise for prolonged periods…” , .
Research into the performance boosting potential of beets goes back a decade [1, 8]. From effects on cardiovascular disease  to repeated-sprint performance , our knowledge of how beet juice impacts the body has continued to grow. Most of us are familiar with the decade old claim that beet juice improves cycling performance, but how exactly does it work?