Go For The REAL Stuff

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Written by: Lea Crosetti, RD, CSSD As a sports dietitian and endurance athlete, I am always looking for new food variations to eat out on the course. Whether it be an attempt to “go more natural”, avoid the GI issues with sugary sports nutrition products, or simply get more variety and tasty foods my body is craving while cycling, it’s the quest to find a nourishing, tolerable and tasty … [Read more...]

Easton Cycling Introduces EC90 Aero 55 – The Single Wheelset Arsenal

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New race wheels feature a host of market-leading technologies in a fast, versatile package Scotts Valley, Calif., July 5, 2013- Easton Cycling has introduced the EC90 Aero 55 Tubular and Clincher, two completely new carbon fiber wheelsets, hand built around the new Echo hub and featuring the wind-tunnel proven Fantom rim shape. Extensive testing has proven that the new EC90 Aero 55 wheels are … [Read more...]

How Sports Massage Heals Sore Muscles

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By Dennis Lisaius – www.LAsportsmassage.com As a dedicated sports massage therapist it doesn’t take much to provoke my elevator speech about the benefits of sports massage for cyclists. I’m well prepared for the glazed eyes and blank stares from riders that have heard this pitch too many times already. But I can’t help myself. For me, it’s not about drumming up business. The desire … [Read more...]

Simple Is As Simple Does

Written By: Josh Horowitz -Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling At the Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling team’s winter training camp, we hosted Wonderful Pistachios employees for a weekend of skills clinics and training. It was an exciting weekend with some great riding and bonding and everyone left in high spirits, motivated to ride more and become better all around cyclists. The problem with … [Read more...]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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Written by: Lea Crosetti When you think of fat, what do you think of? Greasy foods? Clogged arteries? Love handles? Often times, we have a negative connotation of fats and some have scrutinized over each gram consumed for years. But word is getting out about the health benefits of some fats and why you should include them at every meal, especially if you are an athlete. As athletes, we … [Read more...]

The Art Of Climbing – Part I

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling) With the Tour of Spain mountain stage upon us I figured this would be a good time to go over some tips for climbing. Unlike other aspects of cycling, climbing success is considered by most to be almost 100% dependent on fitness and natural ability. After teaching a race clinic a few weeks ago it occurred to me that there is … [Read more...]

CLIF® BAR Experts Weigh In on Top Sports Nutrition Questions

Five Top Experts Give Practical Advice on Everything from Carb-Loading to Electrolyte Intake EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 23, 2011 – A proper nutrition strategy can mean the difference between a personal best and hitting the wall, but all too often conflicting opinions and decades-old myths leave athletes without concrete answers to their most-asked food questions. To make expert nutrition … [Read more...]

The Art of Climbing – Part II

Written by: Josh Horowitz (Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cycling Team) In Climbing Part I we discussed the tactics of sprinting as the Queen of the chess board analogy. Great climbing can seem to be as straightforward as a Rook or a Bishop’s path in that the fittest is assumed to win. But in reality, climbing is a much more subtle and complicated skill that encompasses not just fitness but … [Read more...]

Bike Trainers Can Be Indispensable

Bike Trainers Can Be Indispensable Whether you're a pro, a wanna-be pro, or a guy who rides his bike enough to wish he was a pro, there's probably a bike trainer somewhere in the equation. Bike trainers are critical for controlled warm-ups before many races, as well as gaining a semblance of control over the conditions during a variety of workouts. After all, when you're on a indoor bike … [Read more...]

Sugar Overload – Part 2

Written by: Lea Crosetti, RD (BariAthletes.com) IF you did not read "Sugar Overload - Part 1 yet - CLICK HERE -first The actual molecule of sugar (glucose) is needed for energy production within our bodies. When people go on extreme diets and eliminate all types of sugars or carbohydrates, our bodies begin to break down muscle and fat to produce glucose. However this process isn’t without … [Read more...]