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Rider Nutrition: Proper Hydration

How To Stay Hydrated When Riding & Why Proper Hydration Is Critical

The Importance of Proper Hydration When Riding - It’s now common knowledge that proper hydration in any type of sports-related activity is crucial to maintaining high performance levels, preventing injuries, and recovering afterwards. But what some athletes miss is the proper way to stay hydrated during an event. It’s not as simple as just drinking a Gatorade before you go riding...
Rider Nutrition: Over-Hydration

The Dangers Of Overhydration – Yes, it’s a Real Thing

The Dangers of Over Hydration - Overhydration occurs when your body takes in too much water. When your body has too much water, it throws off the balance between the water and sodium levels in your blood – a potentially life-threatening condition...
Rider Nutrition: Dehydration

Avoid The Dangerous Effects of Dehydration At All Costs!

Dehydration - Easily Avoided, Often Overlooked - In a previous article, we addressed the importance of staying properly hydrated during an event or riding session, and covered a regimen to achieve and maintain proper hydration before, during, and after the event to maintain rider health...
Rider Nutrition: What Are Electrolytes And Why Are They Important

What Are Electrolytes, How Do They Work, & Why Are They Important?

Electrolytes 101: Why They’re Essential To Your Success On The Track - Raise your hand if you’ve heard that your body needs electrolytes… Good! Now, raise your hand if you know why… If you’re one of the majority who didn’t raise your hand, no worries. Until recently, I wouldn’t have been able to raise my hand either...
Rider Nutrition: How Blood Nutrient Levels Impact Performance

How Your Blood Nutrient Levels Will Impact Your Riding Performance

The Importance of Maintaining Blood Nutrient Levels (And How To Do It) - Strength training. Cardiovascular conditioning. Proper dieting. They all play their own unique role in boosting your performance on the track. But they also work together to influence one of the most powerful contributors to your overall success…
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Surprise, It’s Time To Ride! This 24 Hour Meal Plan Will Help You Ride...

The Day Before You Ride - You have eight hours… two days… three days… one week… to prepare for an event… What do you do to make sure your energy levels are up and you’re on top of your game? The answer to that question forms the basis for a brand new series titled “Optimal Nutrition,” where I give you everything you need (nutritionally speaking) to make sure you’re on top of your game at your next...
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Time is Running Out To Fuel For Your Ride! This 2 Day Meal Plan...

2 Days Before You Ride - It’s two days before your next riding event. Your diet up to this point hasn’t been ideal for supplying your body with enough energy for the event. You’ve had fast food three days out of five, and you’ve also had your fair share of chips and other high-processed snacks. You wake up at 8 A.M. two days before the event. That gives you fifty hours until the event starts at 10 A.M. the day after tomorrow...
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Build Up Your Energy & Electrolytes With This 3 Day Meal Plan

3 Days Before You Ride - While you might not be the healthiest eater in the world, you try and limit your fast food intake as much as is convenient for you. So you have a little extra work to do before your next event three days from now. You want to be on top of your game and maximize your results in as little time as possible. With the event three days out, you have approximately 74 hours until...
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This 4 Day Meal Plan Will Keep Your Energy Up All Day

4 Days Before You Ride - Your buddy just called you up and said he’s got about a six-hour ride planned for this weekend and asked if you’re in. There’s no way you’re going to pass on that opportunity. You’re in, but you need to get prepared. It’s going to be a strenuous ride and you need to make sure you’re ready. You’re lucky. You have four days to get prepared. While you may not have a full week to...
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This Comprehensive 7 Day Meal Plan Will Make Your Bike Quit Before You Do!

7 Days Before You Ride - You have an entire week to prepare for your upcoming ride. You want to bring your “A-game” and you’re willing to do as much as possible to ensure you’re ready. Come event day you aim to be loaded with the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you need to be on top of your game and win the event. Having a whole week to prepare yourself gives you plenty of time to...