Drinking Beet Juice? Maybe You Should Start

Beets are a great source of inorganic nitrate, which have an effect on blood flow, muscle contraction and neurotransmission. In cycling this means that it takes less energy to perform at your normal pace. So how much should you take?…

Prevention of Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries are surprisingly high in cycling. In a recent study they found that 94% of cyclists over a one-year period will have experienced at least one overuse injury.…

Fish Oil in place of Ibuprofen for Post Ride Soreness?

What are some other options if you don’t want to take ibuprofen for post ride soreness and inflammation? In a recent article in the Journal of Sports Science Medicine they showed that omega-3 supplementation decreases soreness, as a marker of inflammation, after eccentric exercise.…

Doing It without Overdoing It: Words of Wisdom for Super-Athenas and Ultra-Clydes

Doing It without Overdoing It: Words of Wisdom for Super-Athenas and Ultra-Clydes

Triathlon attracts many people looking for motivation to get in shape. Nothing inspires like a deadline, so many first-timers will sign up for an event a few months away, and then throw themselves headlong into an overly intensive workout schedule. Most training programs and advice columns aimed at novices operate under the assumption that beginners are within a normal BMI range and can quickly adapt to the new exercise regimen. Unfortunately, many budding, heavyset triathletes try to do too much, too soon, and frequently find themselves burned out or injured.…