In this 4-article series Coach John Hughes provides a wealth of science-based knowledge on dealing with the heat, preventing and treating cramps, and eating & drinking like the pros – including easy-to-prepare recipes for both sports drink and food.
Each one of these eArticles is terrific on its own merits; together, they make an indispensable set. In short, it’s a thoroughly researched, imminently useful and beneficial knowledge base that includes all 4 eArticles (click the links to individual articles for detailed descriptions).
Cycling in the Heat: Part 1 & Cycling in the Heat, Part 2 – Coach Hughes shares the current research of how the human body responds to heat. The science and its applications are equally relevant to fitness-minded recreational cyclists and performance-minded riders alike. And riding in the heat isn’t just about riding when it’s hot outside. Whether you are riding in hot conditions or just riding hard in temperate conditions, heat (how it affects your body, and how you deal with it) is a factor in both your performance and your enjoyment of the ride. He also teaches you how to develop your own hydration plan.
Preventing and Treating Cramps – Coach Hughes provides a detailed look into the causes of cramps, helping us understand and implement prevention techniques, which he covers in-depth. Finally, he provides tips (both on-bike and off-bike, including photos) for breaking and flushing cramps.
Eating & Drinking Like the Pros – Coach Hughes researched what pro riders consume before, during and after a stage. The findings hold lessons and benefits for cyclists at all levels. Eating and drinking like the pros offers recreational riders the same nutritional benefits, which we can customize to our own needs – typically at a fraction of the cost of commercial sports food and drink, if we choose to make our own. He worked with a professor of nutrition and an expert on hydration and electrolytes (both experts are cyclists) in creating recipes for both sports drinks and food.
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