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How to Convert Kilojoules to Calories for Cycling

Kilojoules and calories are both units of energy; they quantify the amount of energy stored in an object or the amount of work (force times distance) done. While joules are normally used for scientific pursuits, calories have been adopted by the dietetics community to describe the energy stored in the foods we eat. While there … Continue reading How to Convert Kilojoules to Calories for Cycling

How Beet Juice Improves Running and Cycling Performance

Beets are my favorite ergogenic aid. Specifically, beet juice has been shown to improve running and cycling performance. While there’s only so much a supplement can offer to benefit a runner or cyclist, beets get you there and more. Let’s have a look at everything that goes into this deep red taproot. We’re going to … Continue reading How Beet Juice Improves Running and Cycling Performance

An Introduction to Carbohydrate Consumption for Cycling

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients we consume in our food. Normally referred to as carbs or sugar/sugars, this family of molecules is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and generally form chains. These long linking molecules can be any variety of lengths, with the shortest being glucose (which is actually a ring) … Continue reading An Introduction to Carbohydrate Consumption for Cycling

An Introduction to Fat Consumption for Cycling

Fat is one of the three macronutrients we consume in our food. It also has a higher energy density than protein and carbs. The amount of energy stored in the bonds of fat molecules is 9 calories per gram vs 4 calories per gram in protein and carbs. Remember, calories is a unit of energy … Continue reading An Introduction to Fat Consumption for Cycling

An Introduction to Protein Consumption for Cycling

Protein is one of the three macronutrients we consume in our food. All proteins are made up of 20 amino acids, small molecules that can combine to create basic functions. Some amino acids can be produced by the body, these are non-essential amino acids, whereas others are required to be ingested for our body to … Continue reading An Introduction to Protein Consumption for Cycling

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

Testosterone is one of those fabled drugs that athletes love to dope with and it’s touted as the secret ‘anti-aging’ drug by doctors with older patients. As competitive athletes, it’s against anti-doping rules to take testosterone, but we can still try to increase testosterone naturally. Lets take a dive into testosterone and understand how we … Continue reading How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

What Does Creatine Do? – According to Science

Creatine is a popular supplement for bodybuilders and weightlifters. It can be readily found in any health food or supplement store. It’s common for cyclists to look at weightlifters and other athletes and ask the question: what techniques do they use to see a performance benefit? And creatine is on the list of substances that … Continue reading What Does Creatine Do? – According to Science

Carbohydrate Sparing: The Pro’s Secret Weapon

Imagine you are preparing for a big road race or group ride or maybe a Gran Fondo. For this 100 mile event, you’re going to be riding for some 4-5 hours at least and the total amount of energy you use is going to be 3,000 or 4,000 kilojoules. Since the human body has an … Continue reading Carbohydrate Sparing: The Pro’s Secret Weapon

Understanding Carbohydrate and Energy Demands for Cyclists

Everyone has an opinion on carbs vs fat. From health magazines with the latest fad to the local ‘gym bro’, everyone seems like an expert on the optimal macronutrient profile. In reality, this idea is flawed from the start and macronurients should be consumed to match the demands of the individual. This article will focus … Continue reading Understanding Carbohydrate and Energy Demands for Cyclists

Iron Supplementation – Endurance Athlete Specific Studies

To start, iron supplementation can be dangerous. Go ahead and google iron overdose and all the search results contain an overwhelming list of symptoms. For this reason, it’s important to remind you that I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. BUT, for this article, we will look at a few studies … Continue reading Iron Supplementation – Endurance Athlete Specific Studies