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7 Foods to Never Eat Before a Workout

snacks to avoid before a workout

It goes without saying that we need food to fuel our workouts. But what should you eat for optimum performance, and when? Though there are lots of different choices out there depending on your goals (muscle building, weight loss, enough energy to power a day-long bike tour), there are some foods that are universally bad […] ...

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Do You Need a Cycling Coach?

benefits of a cycling trainer

You’ve been pushing yourself really hard the past few months, but your mile time and endurance have scarcely budged. Should you search for a new 3-month training plan, or hire a cycling coach? Both approaches have their upsides, but if you’re quick to decide “a coach is not for me,” it might be worth it […] ...

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7 Healthy Holiday Foods for Boosting Cycling Performance

best holiday foods to help cycling

It’s easy to see how holiday meals can sabotage your training and weight-loss efforts. From the corn syrup-laden sweet potato casseroles to the multiple serving of pie, many Thanksgiving spreads are an athlete’s (and dieter’s) worst nightmare. But don’t stress too much over those holiday parties: many foods on the holiday table can actually boost […] ...

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Cycling Recipes for Weight Loss – Red Pepper and Basil Frittata

cycling recipes for weight loss

There are a million reasons to start cycling, but one of the most common is to lose weight. But successful weight loss is far more than just riding your bike a few times per week: health experts agree that losing weight is about 80% dietary change and 20% exercise. Both are critically important for success, […] ...

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Smoothie Recipes for Cycling Recovery

cycling recipes

Smoothies make a fantastic cycling recovery drink. They’re delicious, they’re portable, and most importantly, they’re easy to slurp down at the end of a long ride. With the right ingredients, smoothies can help kick-start recovery and boost your endurance for the next time around. But not all smoothies are created equal: many of the drinks […] ...

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High Endurance Cycling Recipes: Raw Cashew Fig Bars

cycling recipes: cashew fig bars

Energy bars are probably the first thing that come to mind when you think about packing snacks for a long bike ride. Portable, delicious, and nutrient dense, energy bars are a convenient way to boost your energy without having to stop to eat a full meal, or guzzle down packets of gu on long rides. […] ...

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High Endurance Cycling Recipes: Steak Salad with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

steak salad with chipotle sweet potatoes

The old adage “you are what you eat” is true – especially for athletes. If you’re pushing your body to it’s limit on the regular, then you need high quality nutrition to make sure your bones, muscles, joints, and arteries are in tip-top shape. For shorter recovery times and better endurance the next time around, […] ...

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High-Endurance Cycling Recipes – Slow Cooker Tomato Beef Goulash

cycling recipes: beef goulash

It’s no secret: powering up hills burns a ton of calories. But having the energy to conquer those mountains and come back stronger next time hinges on one key thing: giving your body proper fuel. If you want to level up your training and boost your endurance, high energy foods like slow-digesting complex carbs, muscle-building […] ...

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How to Upgrade Your Cycling Performance with Caffeine

One of the best performance-boosting supplements might be hiding right under your nose. Though the cognitive benefits of caffeine are indisputable, you may not realize that coffee and tea can hot-wire your cardiovascular system just as they do your brain. Caffeine’s stimulating effects can give a serious boost to your cycling performance, making caffeine and […] ...

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How to Boost Your Sleep for Better Cycling Recovery

We can’t live without it, most of us are deficient in it, and a lack of it can thwart training efforts. It’s not a vitamin or superfood: It’s sleep! Getting enough shut-eye is crucial for a healthy body: just one night of lousy sleep can cause mental cloudiness, fatigue, and an inhibited immune system. But […] ...

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