Calories

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  • Bicycles Are Most Energy-Efficient

    If you ride a bicycle, be proud. Humans riding on bicycles are more energy-efficient than any other animal and any other form of transportation. Vance Tucker of Duke University compared bicyclists to humans and animals running, birds flying and fish swimming, as well as to people in motor-powered cars, boats, trains and planes (J. Exp. Bio, 1973;68(9):689-709). The less energy per weight you use to travel over a distance, the more energy-efficient you are. Tucker found that the most efficient creature without mechanical help is a condor. With mechanical help, the cyclist comes out on top.

  • Gaining Weight on Long Rides

    You rode 170 miles in 2 days at an average speed around 15 mph. You ate and drank just enough. You were excited about the opportunity to do consecutive long rides because you want to lose 10 pounds and certainly 170 miles would incinerate plenty of body fat. You weighed in at 205 pounds before the first ride. Then the morning after the second ride, you stepped on the scale expecting to have burned off 5 pounds of ugly fat. Oops! The scale says 208. You put on your glasses but the number is still there — yes, you gained 3 pounds instead of losing. What went wrong?

  • Intermittent Fasting for Serious Cyclists

    A recent report from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that today Americans are fatter than ever before. More than 75 percent of men and 67 percent of women over age 25 are overweight or obese (JAMA Internal Medicine. June 22, 2015). Many studies show that being even slightly overweight appears to shorten lives. Most weight loss programs fail to help people keep weight off after they have lost it.

  • Nine Tips for Eating and Drinking During Winter Rides

    Eating and drinking regularly is important year-round for a fun, successful ride. It's easy in the summer. You pull out a bottle or something from a jersey pocket and drink or eat on the bike. When it is colder and wetter, your nutrition may be less accessible, but you still need it! In fact, you need even more: In colder weather, add 10% to 20% to your caloric burn rate. You also need the same amount of hydration no matter the season: Follow this rule year-round: drink to satisfy your thirst.

  • Nine Tips for Eating and Drinking During Winter Rides

    By Coach John Hughes  Eating and drinking regularly is important year-round for a fun, successful ride. It's easy in the summer. You pull out a bottle or something from a jersey pocket and drink or eat on the bike. When it is colder and wetter, your nutrition may be less accessible, but you still need it! In fact, you need even more: In colder weather, add 10% to 20% to your caloric burn rate. You also need the same amount of hydration no matter the season: Follow this rule year-round: drink to satisfy your thirst.

  • Winter Riding Presents Different Nutritional Requirements

    I’ve lived in Colorado for over 20 years, and I hate riding the trainer. So I’ve learned how to ride in cold, often windy and/or wet, weather. In those conditions my metabolism revs up just to keep me warm! At any pace I’m burning more calories than I would be in the summer. If you are commuting or riding for fitness for up to an hour, then nutrition isn’t much of an issue. Eat before you ride and drink on the bike and after the ride. But for longer rides – and for winter riding – nutrition and hydration requirements are different.

  • Winter Riding Presents Different Nutritional Requirements

    I’ve lived in Colorado for over 20 years, and I hate riding the trainer. So I’ve learned how to ride in cold, often windy and/or wet, weather. In those conditions my metabolism revs up just to keep me warm! At any pace I’m burning more calories than I would be in the summer. If you are commuting or riding for fitness for up to an hour, then nutrition isn’t much of an issue. Eat before you ride and drink on the bike and after the ride. But for longer rides – and for winter riding – nutrition and hydration requirements are different.

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