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Pickle juice, the cure for muscle cramps?

The exact cause of muscle cramps is not well understood and the cure is possibly more of a mystery. Many snake oils have been marketed to...

Five nutrition myths debunked

Cycling is filled with many wives tales and there's no shortage of inaccurate nutritional advice that's been spread over the decades. In ...

Skip the gels with DIY sports nutrition

When you’re heading out for a ride it's easy to grab a couple of bars or gels and shove them in your jersey pockets. They’re convenient a...

Hydration for cyclists: how much do we really need to drink?

Summer is here in Australia and staying hydrated on the bike is as important as ever. In fact, for years we’ve been bombarded with messag...

DIY Sports Nutrition

When you’re heading out for a ride it's easy to grab a couple of bars or gels and shove them in your jersey pockets. They’re convenient a...

Finding the sweet spot with sports nutrition

So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake h...

Beetroot juice: good science or great marketing hype?

No doubt you’ve seen, heard of or tried beetroot juice as a sports supplement. It’s been around for a few years now. Mark Cavendish coine...

Sports nutrition supplements : untangling the science and the hype

For as long as competitive cycling has been around, riders have been looking for ways to improve their performance, to gain an edge over ...

Intermittent fasting for cyclists: does it work and should you try it?

Every year there’s a couple of diet trends that grab the public’s attention. If 2013 was paleo year, 2014 in Australia was all about Low ...

Cycling and Type 1 Diabetes: how the pros manage

Ride, eat, sleep, repeat. That’s how many of us would love to live. The freedom to ride (or race) our bike whenever we want, to eat what ...

Caffeine and cycling: social accessory or performance enhancer?

The café is a social highlight of many a bunch ride. Very few cyclists don’t like coffee, and even fewer will publicly admit it to their ...

High-fat, low-carb diets: how to try one for yourself

In the first part of this two-part series, Joe McQuillan and Alan McCubbin introduced us to high-fat, low-carbohydrate (HFLC) diets and c...

Periodised Nutrition – Why Timing is Everything

With the majority of big events over for 2012, it’s time to start thinking about next year’s goals. Many cyclists will be starting to thi...

Five Sports Nutrition Myths

Cycling is filled with many wives tales and there's no shortage of inaccurate nutritional advice that's been spread over the decades. In ...

Grand Tour Nutrition

With the Giro in full swing and Le Tour on the horizon, I thought I’d take a different path for this nutrition post. It’s one thing prepa...

Protein For Cyclists

We've all be taught that protein is important for recovery when training but there are lots of questions surrounding how much, when, and ...

Keeping you cool on the bike – A role for nutrition?

If you’re like me you’re more than happy that summer’s arrived. But whether you’re training or competing, you probably already appreciate...

The Pursuit Of Leanness

A few months back I wrote about weight loss for cyclists, for those trying to shed some unwanted kilos. But there’s also a group of cycli...

NUTRITION TIPS FOR THE WARNY AND THE GRAFTON

It’s just under a month now until the 262km of pain that is the Melbourne-Warrnambool. There are also a host of similar one day classics ...

Weight Loss for Cyclists

It’s that time of year when everyone starts looking forward to warmer days and sunshine, and of course more time on the bike. It’s also t...

Sports nutrition strategies

Back in April 2010 CT wrote a post on the benefits of time trial equipment to performance, based on wind tunnel data. I remember thinking...