nutrition

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Andre Greipel wins stage 1 of the Tour de Luxembourg; In wake of BBC doping expose, WADA says it is exploring claims the biological passport is flawed; Bardiani-CSF quits MPCC over Giro d’Italia cortisol case; Evans on Porte’s Giro and more; Orica-GreenEdge backing Caleb Ewan […]

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Why you should think twice before trying a low-carb high-fat diet

As cyclists, we all know how important nutrition and diet are in ensuring we’re appropriately fuelled for our rides. And it’s no surprise that nutrition trends, like low-carb/high-fat diets (LCHF), catch the eye of cyclists — claims of easy weight-loss and limitless energy are hard to ignore. But as Dr José Areta writes, there’s scant […]

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Homemade granola with Mara Abbott’s dad Dave

Having made this granola countless times since Mara first shared her dad’s recipe with me five years ago, I can attest to its deliciousness. I’m happy she’s chosen to pass it along to all of you. Dave Abbott’s granola kick-starts our weekly recipe series. Why recipes? Because cyclists like to eat – and because our […]

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Hydration for cyclists: how much do we really need to drink?

Summer is here in Australia and staying hydrated on the bike is as important as ever. In fact, for years we’ve been bombarded with messages about hydration and performance – “lose more than 2% of your body weight and your performance will decline by x%” or words to this effect. It’s become burnt into the […]

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DIY Sports Nutrition

When you’re heading out for a ride it’s easy to grab a couple of bars or gels and shove them in your jersey pockets. They’re convenient and perfectly packaged for easy consumption when you’re enjoying your ride. But for a variety of reasons there’s a number of cyclists who’d prefer to make their own sports […]

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Finding the sweet spot with sports nutrition

So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake helps recovery, then three will make my recovery three times as good. Fluid prevents dehydration and improves performance, so let’s guzzle down as much as possible. But as sports dietician Alan McCubbin […]

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Beetroot juice: good science or great marketing hype?

No doubt you’ve seen, heard of or tried beetroot juice as a sports supplement. It’s been around for a few years now. Mark Cavendish coined the hashtag #pissingrainbow to describe the effect it had on his urine (it goes an orangey-pink colour, which is normal and harmless), and professional cyclist Jade Wilcoxson founded Pure Clean […]

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Sports nutrition supplements : untangling the science and the hype

For as long as competitive cycling has been around, riders have been looking for ways to improve their performance, to gain an edge over their competitors. One popular method is the use of sports nutrition supplements. In this first part of a two-part series, sports nutritionist Alan McCubbin takes us through the life-cycle of sports […]

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Finding the sweet spot with sports nutrition

So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake helps recovery, then three will make my recovery three times as good. Fluid prevents dehydration and improves performance, so let’s guzzle down as much as possible. But as sports dietician Alan McCubbin […]

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Hydration for cyclists: how much do we really need to drink?

Summer might be finished here in Australia but staying hydrated on the bike is as important as ever. In fact, for years we’ve been bombarded with messages about hydration and performance – “lose more than 2% of your body weight and your performance will decline by x%”, or words to this effect. It’s become burnt […]

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