We all have a certain type of exercise that we enjoy more than any other. For some, it’s weight training. For others, it’s cardio. And then for some, it’s cycling—and not just any kind of bike riding, but doing it in the fresh outdoors. Read Whole Story >>
Throughout the history of cycling, the pros have always had something to say. This is a sport that requires motivation more than any other. It is a game of suffering and endurance. Sometimes, a few choice words can make a huge difference. When you’re struggling up the hills and pushing through the wind, remember these inspirational quotes from professional cyclists to keep you moving forward. Read Whole Story >>
Cycling imposes a unique set of demands on the body, and a unique approach to dieting is necessary to meet those demands. Whether you’re climbing hills, working on sprints, or tightening up your spin, proper nutrition is essential to any cyclist’s lifestyle. Keep your endurance up, and get faster every day by incorporating these cycling nutrition tips into your daily routine.
- Start the Day Off Right
If you’re riding in the morning, you’re going to find it difficult to get any serious mileage in on an empty stomach. Your blood sugar needs a boost after you wake up, in order to give you the drive and focus you need to make your ride productive. Start every day with a light, high-energy meal that offers a good balance of carbohydrates and protein. Yogurt, bananas, and toast with peanut or almond butter are all great breakfast options for cyclists. Try to eat one hour before you ride for best results.
- Eat After Every Ride
As important as it is to fuel up before your rides, and stay energized while you’re in the saddle, recovery meals are even more important. Your body is worn out after a long ride or training session, and it needs to be fed in order to rebuild itself stronger. Your body needs nutrition to restock depleted glycogen stores and repair your muscles after a ride, and the optimal window for providing that nutrition is up to fifteen minutes after your ride. If you drive to your rides, keep a cooler in your car stocked with high protein post-ride foods for immediate consumption.
- Chase Down Omega 3
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for fast muscle recovery, which is exactly what you want. Seafood tends to be high in Omega 3′s, and prawns are a particularly good source of this essential fatty acid. If you can’t get enough Omega 3 in your diet every day, consider starting on a fish oil supplement regimen. Fish oil supplements offer a great Omega 3 boost to anyone who needs a little extra in their diet, or for those who just can’t stand the taste of fish.
- Load Up On Super Foods
We hear about super foods all the time, and for good reason–they offer a nutritional punch that few other foods can match. Quinoa is a great addition to any diet. It’s very high in iron and fiber, and has a balance of amino acids that make it one of the only vegetables that offers a complete protein. Milk is another great super food for your diet, high in protein and carbohydrates as well as a range of other nutrients. If you use a dinner menu planner to figure out your meals, be sure to include lots of super foods in your diet.
- Remember the Carbohydrates
Many dietary trends today are teaching people to cut carbohydrates from their diet. We’ve all heard the carb-shaming. Forget it. Carbohydrates are a valuable source of energy, and energy is what you need in an endurance sport like cycling. Consuming plenty of carbohydrates every day will help keep your energy levels high, and just tasting them during your training rides will stimulate your brain and body to work harder. Every cyclist needs carbs, so don’t be afraid of them.
Cyclists have a unique lifestyle, as they have a tendency to get a lot more aerobic exercise than most individuals. If you’re riding your bike every single day, you can definitely eat a bit more than the average person, because you are burning a lot more calories with your day-to-day activity. You also, however, have to make sure that you’re eating properly. When you’re an avid cyclist, you’re physically pushing your body on a very regular basis. This means you have to fuel your body appropriately. Typically, this is best done by focusing on a diet that’s low in fat and high in carbs. We’ll talk about some of the best dieting tips for cyclists.
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You don’t necessarily have to be aiming for the Tour de France to want to improve the results of your cycling. Whether riding is a hobby, you do it for fitness, or you’re actually in the sport to compete, you might be looking for ways to optimize your practice. And if you’ve gotten all the right gear, switched up your routine (added hilly terrain or trails rides, for example), and you’re still not seeing the results you want, the next step is to address your nutrition. Here are some tips that may just help to improve your ride.
Riding a bike around a college campus is a time-honored tradition. Since most students don’t need a car to get to classes and many work on campus rather than, say, commuting, there’s really no need to have an automobile. Plus, using a bike cuts down on pollution and allows students to save the money that might otherwise go to loan payments, registration, insurance, maintenance and repairs, fuel, and of course, parking in a campus lot. However, students that want to continue to make it to class via two wheels need to practice proper safety when it comes to their mode of transportation. So here are just a few simple tips that will help to ensure your security when you cycle. Read Whole Story >>
Las Vegas is one creamy destination, where else can you find all the business leaders, gambling lovers, party animals and luxury addicts all clubbed into one place at the same time. That’s the beauty of Vegas, its diversity that attracts more than 40 million visitors every year making it the 2012 Winner of Traveler’s Choice Award. Although mostly renowned for its lavish casinos and hotels, not many people are aware of another popular facet of Las Vegas which means pure business.
Over the past few years Las Vegas has quickly become the meeting point of business leaders from across the world, people who love to work during the day and lose themselves at night. With more than 10 million sq feet of convention space available and over 4.8 million trade show and convention delegates traveling to Las Vegas every year, it has now become the preferred spot to host everything ranging from small meetings, major executive meetings to big trade shows. In fact such is the craze of the destination that the number of attendees for any convention increases by 15% if it happens in Vegas when compared to any other destination. These are some of the best convention centers in Las Vegas. Read Whole Story >>
Many of us opt to ride our bikes instead of using an automobile to get from Point A to Point B. We’ve all got places that we need to go on a daily basis, but we’ve all got a choice as to how we get ourselves to those places. Perhaps the decision is one of necessity. For many, it’s a more conscious choice. Whether it’s health-related, something you don’t have much of a choice in, or simply something that you’re doing to protect the environment, making the decision to ride your bike instead of a driving a car every single day is one that comes with a lot of benefits to a lot of people. You reap a lot of benefits, in that you save a ton of money (on things like gas, maintenance, repairs, and car insurance) and you protect the environment for others while you do so. You also get to avoid contributing to traffic. Riding your bike, however, especially when you’re doing it amidst city traffic, isn’t without its fair share of dangers. We’ll talk about five great health and safety tips you should follow if you’re a cyclist. Read Whole Story >>
Taking good care of the environment has really never been more of a concern, and the world has certainly busied itself coming up with ways to make sure that the things we’re doing are more sustainable and gentler on the planet. It’s become very apparent that we haven’t done such a great job taking care of the environment up to this point, and the world has become concerned in a major way with making sure that it goes about figuring out how to set things right with the planet. Being able to guarantee that the future is bright and clean for the generations yet to come is important, but as it turns out, there are a lot of other reasons that environmentalism isn’t so bad, after all. One of the biggest of these is that environmentally-oriented practices have a tendency to save you some serious money. The world “sustainable” refers to more than just the earth — living sustainably is also very much about conducting your life in a way that allows you to make sure you’re not spending money where you don’t need to be. Perhaps one of the best ways to make sure you’re living sustainably is by riding your bicycle instead of driving a car. Reducing your carbon footprint in this kind of way is a huge help to the environment for a great many reasons, and the money it can save you is nothing to chuckle at. We’ll talk about some of the ways that you stand to save huge cash if you switch from car to bike.