By Coach Rick Schultz First off, getting a great bike fit is absolutely essential before we can start talking about correct pedaling style, pedaling efficiency and power. The reason is that it will put you in the right position for maximum power while minimizing a chance for injury. I believe it’s important to get a bike fit from someone who looks at bike fitting from a … [Read more...] about What Makes an Efficient Pedal Stroke
DIY Maltodextrin Nutrition: Homemade Cycling Energy Drink Instructions
By Arnie Baker M.D. The priorities for nutrition for aerobic endurance exercise—long rides, runs, walks, or triathlons—are water, calories, and sodium. For events under an hour, no special nutrition may be needed. For most events over an hour, concern yourself mainly with fluids and calories. For long-distance events that last most of a day or longer, sodium must also be … [Read more...] about DIY Maltodextrin Nutrition: Homemade Cycling Energy Drink Instructions
How Often Should You Lift Weights?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. You can become very strong and grow large muscles just by lifting a single set of 6 to 12 repetitions of a weight that is 75 percent of your maximum, three times a week (Sports Med, Apr 2020;50(4):751-765). You need to lift a weight heavy enough to damage muscle fibers to make a muscle bigger and stronger, but causing more damage than that increases your … [Read more...] about How Often Should You Lift Weights?
Slopeside Syrup Untapped All-Natural Nutrition Review
By Sheri Rosenbaum Hot! Great taste without an overpowering flavorAll-natural ingredients including pure maple syrup from VermontA variety of flavors to suit any palateEasily digestible with no stomach issuesNo sugar spikes or crashesEcofriendly packing material for shipping – locally source wood shavingsEasily fits in jersey pocket Not! Edges are … [Read more...] about Slopeside Syrup Untapped All-Natural Nutrition Review
Finding and Fixing a Ticking Noise
Jim’s Tech Talk By Jim Langley Noises, like ticking coming from somewhere on the bike can ruin even the nicest ride. First it’s annoying, then you wonder if it’s going to cause a bigger problem or worse, something’s going to break. … [Read more...] about Finding and Fixing a Ticking Noise