Periodised Nutrition – Why Timing is Everything
With the majority of big events over for 2012, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s goals. Many cyclists will be starting to think about the races and events they plan to target, sitting down with their coaches and working out their training plans for 2013.
Five Sports Nutrition Myths
Cycling is filled with many wives tales and there’s no shortage of inaccurate nutritional advice that’s been spread over the decades. In this post Alan McCubbin (Next Level Nutrition) dispels some of those myths by looking at the research.
Grand Tour Nutrition
With the Giro in full swing and Le Tour on the horizon, I thought I’d take a different path for this nutrition post. It’s one thing preparing your nutrition plan for a single day race. It’s tougher for a week-long stage race. But nutrition for the grand tours is something else. Optimising performance and recovery, […]
Protein For Cyclists
We’ve all be taught that protein is important for recovery when training but there are lots of questions surrounding how much, when, and what type to take after a ride. In this article our nutritional expert Alan McCubbin talks about protein for cyclists answers all these questions with the research that’s out there.
Keeping you cool on the bike – A role for nutrition?
If you’re like me you’re more than happy that summer’s arrived. But whether you’re training or competing, you probably already appreciate the difference the heat can make to your performance. What you might not know is that there’s some interesting nutrition science that’s investigating how we can maximise performance in the heat, and it’s very […]
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 […]