The dangers of drinking too much may seem overblown but drinking excessive amounts in hot and humid conditions can in some cases lead to a serious condition caused by an electrolyte imbalance
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Carbohydrate loading is a commonly used, but also misunderstood, term which generally refers to progressively increasing one’s intake of carbohydrates in the days leading up to an endurance competition.
Coupled with poor weather and a lack of training motivation, the tendency to indulge over the holidays can easily set cyclists up to go overboard.
Among muscle men, protein has always been a macronutrient of particular interest. But the Lycra crowd also needs to pay attention to their protein intake to help repair and rebuild muscles.
The long, cold months of winter and the holiday season can torpedo your diet with an onslaught of calorie-laden foods. When paired with more sporadic workouts, too many poor food choices can easily lead to the weight gain that will make your spring riding more lethargic than energized. But winter hibernation doesn’t have to be an express ticket to pudgeville. The key is to implement these research-proven dietary tricks to make sure you stay at your race weight straight through to asparagus season.