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...]

Sugar Overload: Part 1

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Getting and Staying Fit and Lean: Stretching and Core Workout with UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

Shhh! Jonny Clarke of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team has a secret to share! Join the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team for a detailed core and stretching workout. This simple workout is great not only for cyclists, but also to promote good posture, ease back pain, and assist weight loss for the office and computer-bound. Without a strong core we tend to slouch, creating … [Read more...]

How To Maximize The Benefit From Your Aerobars

Article by: Aram Bike Fitter at Predator Cycling A History of the Aerobar Used by triathletes as early as 1987, but the most notable first use of the Aerobar occurred with Greg LeMond in the (1989) Tour de France. He used Scott Aerobars which placed the elbow pads at or near shoulder width, forearms elevated at about 15 to 20 degrees, and hands in a fist position. Pioneered by aerodynamicist … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Athletes

Written by: Lea Crosetti The gluten-free diet seems to have become the next best thing. More and more people are turning to gluten-free foods despite not having gluten allergies or celiac disease. Food manufacturers appear to be abandoning the “Low Carb” marketing and turning to “Gluten-Free” to feed this frenzy. But why? What are the advantages of going gluten-free? First let me … [Read more...]

Strength, Leg Speed and Power

Written by: Josh Horowitz (LiquidCycling.com) Strength, Leg Speed and Power. What are they and how do they interact? How do we train them, why and when? When I start with a new client, they often inform me that their legs are weak and they need to work on strength. They’ve come to this conclusion based on the fact that their muscles are often the first thing to give out during a hard … [Read more...]

The Complete Rest Phase

Written by: Josh Horowitz (LiquidFitness.com) The World Championships were held a few weekends ago and the weather in Los Angeles has miraculously dropped almost 40 degrees in the space of 3 days. Faster than the leaves falling and the sunlight fading, the Euro scene will soon be hibernating. However, here in Southern California, even a cold day means a high in the low 60s and many riders are … [Read more...]

Who Am I?

What's crazy? You need to decide. On Twitter you could say I'm pretty crazy, or you could say I just have a weird sense of humor. Off the court you could say I'm pretty crazy, or you could say I'm just ghetto. On the court you could say I'm pretty crazy, or you could say I just play really hard. To each person, I could be a different person. So you need to decide. Of course, there have been … [Read more...]

Yoo Hoo, the best sports drink you never thought of…

Dear Yoo Hoo - scratch that -  Dr. Pepper Snapple company: Once in a while one gets a great idea, and if they're smart and enterprising, they find some way to make a buck off of it.  Other times they simply "gift" the idea to the world for whatever altruistic reasons or perhaps because they're too lazy too chase a buck, or perhaps they want to avoid a higher tax bracket. … [Read more...]