By Coach John Hughes RBR Reader Chris e-mailed me, “I have questions following up on last week’s column on Anti-Aging: How to Improve Your Diet and Performance This Winter. You wrote, ‘Eating the optimal mix of carbs, protein and fat off the bike will improve your performance on the bike. On the bike eating correctly to fuel your different energy systems will increase … [Read more...] about The Important Role of Carbohydrates
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Anti-Aging: 7 Mental Skills to Make You Faster
By Coach John Hughes "Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical." — Yogi Berra, 18 time Major League Baseball All-Star. The same thing applies to cycling, especially to going faster. The days grow longer (and hopefully drier and warmer). Let’s ride! Let’s rebuild our cycling fitness. … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: 7 Mental Skills to Make You Faster
Anti-Aging: How to Improve Your Diet and Performance This Winter
By Coach John Hughes Healthy nutrition increases longevity and performance. Eating a good diet reduces your risks of the most common health conditions as you age: heart disease including stroke; diabetes; being overweight, which increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes; osteoporosis; and some kinds of cancer. Research suggests what you eat may reduce the risk of … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: How to Improve Your Diet and Performance This Winter
Sick this Winter? Expert Advice
By Coach John Hughes I’m not a health care professional. I’m reporting on research studies published in scientific journals and from columns in the New York Times. General Recommendations: “In general if the symptoms are from the neck up, moderate exercise is probably acceptable, while bed rest and a gradual progression to normal training are recommended when the … [Read more...] about Sick this Winter? Expert Advice
Anti-Aging: Cardio? Strength? Both!
By Coach John Hughes Two new large studies suggest a combination of regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training reduce the risk of premature mortality more than just cardio or just strength workouts. Current Exercise Recommendations Cardiovascular at least 30 minutes most days. 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging: Cardio? Strength? Both!