The Pursuit Of Leanness
A few months back I wrote about weight loss for cyclists, for those trying to shed some unwanted kilos. But there’s also a group of cyclists who always struggle to gain weight, or those cyclists (and coaches) who become obsessed with weight loss at all costs. This raises the question of how much weight can […]
NUTRITION TIPS FOR THE WARNY AND THE GRAFTON
It’s just under a month now until the 262km of pain that is the Melbourne-Warrnambool. There are also a host of similar one day classics around Australia such as the 228km Grafton-Inverell and the just gone 208km Launceston-New Norfolk. No matter whether your aim is to win the thing, have some fun or just survive […]
Weight Loss for Cyclists
I’m a larger bloke who struggles with keeping my weight down. I have to admit, I don’t feel all that comfortable in lycra in the winter months. I like my food and under no circumstances will I feel hungry and sacrifice my lifestyle to shed a few pounds to get up the hills quicker. I’ve […]
Sports nutrition strategies
Back in April 2010 CT wrote a post on the benefits of time trial equipment to performance, based on wind tunnel data. I remember thinking I’d love to do the same for nutrition, and compare to other strategies cyclists use to get an edge.
Nutrition and Muscle Cramps – What does the science say?
There are a lot of opinions about why cramping occurs and everyone has their own advice when the topic comes up. Many sports drinks tell you that they key to preventing cramps is magnesium, bike fitters will tell you your saddle is too high, and I’ve heard dozens of different home remedies. Personally, I’ve always maintained […]
Sports Foods and Supplements – Where Do You Get Your Info?
I’ve always been interested in sports nutrition but quickly reached my capacity when talking about it on this blog. Everything I know has been pieced together by reading magazines, books or talking with mates and I’d have a hard time backing my words up with credible information if I’m challenged. This is why I’m happy to […]