I started out this racing season with great aspirations. I had planned to really hit it hard with the training and be primed and ready for cyclocross season. After all, I had just won a new dream of a CX bike, a Foundry Auger, and I planned to fully put it to use.
Keeping cool in the heat of the triple digit summer temperatures and high humidity is pretty darn difficult. The key thing that helps our bodies adjust and adapt to physical activity in high heat is sweating. And for athletes…
Drinking lots of water is supposed to be healthy right? Well based on the massive growth of the bottled water industry worldwide, it certainly seems so. Don’tt be fooled by those crystal clear streams and waterfalls on the label…
The Auger is here. I came home from working on Thursday and found a very large QPD box sitting on my porch. Shockingly fast, light, stiff and incredibly nimble through turns. I did a few figure eights in the grass, and immediately fell deeply in love with it. And those Disc brakes…
Given my spring catastrophes (road bike demolished, dislocated rib, in two separate instances), I haven’t entered a road race yet.
I’ve been getting in my road training on my friend’s road bike, but my first race of the season this year was Brommelseik mountain bike race.
I saw my name under the list of winners. Utter amazement.
Then that awesome, delightful feeling like a kid on Christmas morning…
OMG!! I just won a Foundry BIKE!!!
The Foundry Cycles Tradesperson contest is over and Foundry has awarded me one of their awesome bikes!! Soon a beautiful Auger will be here, and I can’t wait to start riding it and sharing it’s awesomeness with everyone. I will be writing and posting more about the Auger here, please stay tuned! The Auger Adventure [...]
A Superfood That Improves Athletic Performance and Recovery, Burns Fat, and Helps Your Love Life Too!
I tend to think of most superfoods as being dark green, bright red, orange or yellow, but this particular superfood is actually comes in a dull white, tan or brown color. Mushrooms deserve “Superfood” status for lots of reasons—many scientists are just in the beginning stages of discovering some of the many amazing [...]
Saturated fats can actually keep you lean and healthy. I am a strong believer of including a variety of healthy oils and fats into your diet. I know some people are still really afraid of fat, especially saturated fat, but trust me, healthy fats can truly be good for you and actually help you burn [...]
Caffeine was once thought to be bad for us. But as we can see with the prevalence of coffee shops on virtually every corner, coffee is everywhere. And tea is gaining in popularity too. According to recent coffee statistics, coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups [...]
It’s really hot outside! And for us, here in the Midwest, those high temperatures come with lots of humidity too. Humidity is not your friend. For those of us who continue to exercise and exert ourselves through the heat wave, keeping a few important things in mind will go a long way to preventing [...]
It may come as a surprise, but testosterone is a hormone that is necessary for both men and women. Optimal levels of testosterone not only affect (men’s and women’s) libido, but also muscle strength, muscle recovery, lean muscle to body fat ratio, good mood and feelings of well-being, bone density, energy levels, and overall aging. [...]
It’s hard to read sports news anymore without hearing about someone getting caught for illegal use of performance enhancing drugs. Even though most of us are not competing with such high stakes, virtually everyone is looking to enhance their athletic performance and there are ways to do that without cheating and resorting to illicit medications. [...]
Do you have any of the following health issues? ADD/ADHD Anxiety and panic attacks Asthma Blood clots Constipation Cystitis Depression Diabetes, High Blood Sugar or Metabolic Syndrome Facial ticks Fatigue Heart Palpitations, or Arrythmias Hypertension Hypoglycemia Insomnia or Restless Sleeping Gallstones or Kidney Stones Kidney Disease Leg Cramps Muscle Spasms or Twitching Liver Disease [...]
Have you seen Chia seeds in the stores? No, I’m not talking about those funny little terra cotta animals that you smeared with little seeds until they sprouted green “hair”. Chia pets do get their sprouts from Chia seeds. But what do you know about Chia seeds? Chia seeds are actually an amazing food. Chia [...]
Injuries, both minor and major, are one of the hardest and most frustrating thing an athlete has to deal with. Injuries usually seem like they occur just as you are beginning to ramp up your training for big events. And now that the weather is warming up, amateur and professional athletes are starting to pick [...]
Smoothies are an excellent way to get all the antioxidants of fresh fruit, and a lot of other supernutrients as well. Add fat burning energizing coconut oil, superfood greens such as kale, avocado, healthy protein, and a touch of powerful spices like turmeric or cinnamon.
Coconuts once were considered bad for you. It was thought that the saturated fat in coconut lead to high cholesterol, clogged arteries, heart disease, and weight gain. Now, coconuts have taken center stage for their nutrition value. So the question is: Are coconuts good for you or bad for you? Coconut is now sold [...]
Do you like Curry? The rich yellow color of curry comes from a super-spice called Turmeric. Turmeric has been around forever and used in India and other countries for thousands of years as a yellow dye, for delicious spicy curry dishes, and traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. But did you you know that turmeric has some [...]
What would you think about a natural food that has been scientifically PROVEN to help you work out harder and longer? This news is a very recent discovery with amazing results–especially if you are an athlete.
Is Gluten Fattening? Have you noticed all the “Gluten Free” items at the grocery store lately? Some stores have whole aisles dedicated to “gluten-free”. There’s even “gluten-free” beer! A few years ago, few people knew what “gluten-free” was; now it seems like the whole world is going gluten-free. What is gluten? Well, gluten is the [...]