Review & Giveaway of “Strength Training and Sports Nutrition for Cycling”

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Cyclists! Have you ever wondered if riding requires the same nutrition as other sports? Do bicyclists need more fat or less in their diets? Do bike riders need to lift weights? How should cyclists cross train? What about that cup of coffee that seems to help you pedal faster?

I recently got my hands on an incredible book by Dr. Paul Wanlass entitled  “Strength Training and Sports Nutrition for Cycling” which answered all those questions for me. While I would not label myself as a full-blown “Cyclist,” I get a lot of questions from the avid daily riders in the personal training, cycling and yoga classes that I have been teaching for 10+ years, and I feel like I could point all my cycling clients to this book!

“Hey Bethany, I don’t think I’m eating right for all the riding I’m doing, because I’m still not losing weight.” Go get Dr. Paul’s book, Sweetie … “Hey Bethany, I’ve been riding my bike to work for 18 years now, but my knees always hurt – only I don’t want to quit riding…” Go read Dr. Paul’s book, Dude, or you can kiss your cartilage goodbye!

If a cyclist is anyone that spends regular time on a bike, then this book is for all cyclists: young, old, recreational, competitive athlete, beginner and seasoned. “Strength Training and Sports Nutrition for Cycling” is like a bike rider’s Bible – only shorter. It will give you a quick but thorough education that will allow you to stay in the saddle for years to come.

Of course  my piddly spinning pales in comparison to what some of you hard-core folks out there do on a daily basis to train for triathlons, biathlons or races like Seattle to Portland (I drove the van for that once). But tell me – all ye seasoned cycling athletes – can you fill in these blanks?

“Despite a reduction in training during the off-season, your energy intake should still consist primarily of _________ as this nutrient is an immediate source of fuel for muscle and brain activity.” Pg. 63 … Maybe that was too easy, so how about this one?

“There is little physiological basis for the presence of ________ in an oral rehydration solution for enhancing intestinal water absorption as long as ________ is sufficiently available from the previous meal.” Pg. 18 … Don’t know the answer? Guess you better enter the drawing!

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10 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway of “Strength Training and Sports Nutrition for Cycling”

  1. @toddweisscfa says:

    Nice post… people tend to forget the importance of adding lean muscle mass… it can be heavy, but takes up A LOT less space than fat. It also has the benefit of increasing the metabolism. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Stacy says:

    I used to cycle a lot. I truly loved it. Then I moved to a town that isn't bike friendly, and I quit riding. For a while I was traveling to a rails to trails trail about 1.5 hours away to ride once a month or so. When it warms up I may try to make it a goal to try again. I miss riding.

  3. Living Hip says:

    I'm a new follower! I've been cycling for about 3 years.. I recently had a baby, so I didn't ride during my pregnancy, but I'm ready to get back to it. I don't do anything as cool as triathlons, but I do use it as a main form of transportation!

    mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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