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5 Protein Myths for Athletes

5 Protein Myths for Athletes

July 14, 2021 3 min read

Protein is an essential part of the diet, but I find there still are a lot of misconceptions about its role in sports nutrition. How many times have you heard you need to get your protein in immediately after a workout?
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Hydration during endurance events

June 22, 2021 6 min read

Alister Gardner made a promise to never complain about the heat in the summer, but to embrace it fully, he had to learn how to hydrate properly. In his latest article, you will learn more about hydration during endurance events.
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Fuel your ultra goals

Fuel your ultra goals

June 10, 2021 6 min read

The subject of ultra-endurance nutrition is tricky and opinions are very divided. However, the scientific literature on this topic is quite abundant and the recommendations are clear. Learn more about that in David Jeker latest article.
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8 Hydration Myths

8 Hydration Myths

May 20, 2021 3 min read

While most people know that drinking water is good for them, there are still misconceptions about hydration. Learn more with these 8 myths so you don't make the same mistakes as Nick in his early days.
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Nutrition 101: Eating on the go

Nutrition 101: Eating on the go

April 29, 2021 3 min read

A common question I get from friends and family is “do you eat while you bike?” which is normally followed by “how do you eat?” or “do you need to stop?” Well, congratulations friends and family, this is your lucky day!
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Indoor Trainer Nutrition Tips

Indoor Trainer Nutrition Tips

January 12, 2021 2 min read

One thing I feel is generally overlooked during indoor riding is proper fuelling, possibly because the consequences of bonking are nowhere as dire as out on the road.
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Cold weather nutrition tips for cyclists

Cold weather nutrition tips for cyclists

January 12, 2021 3 min read

I try to pay particular attention to what I eat and drink before leaving because I know when it’s cold, I tend to not eat as much whether due to cold hands that are unable to open packages, lack of thirst or inaccessible food.
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Hydration on a long ride

Hydration on a long ride

September 09, 2020 6 min read

What if I told you that you could ride faster, longer and harder just by drinking this one beverage? I’m sure you would be curious to know what it is, right?
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Navy Bike Ride 2020

Navy Bike Ride 2020

July 23, 2020 2 min read

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Nutrition, Mental Health and Running

Nutrition, Mental Health and Running

July 08, 2020 11 min read

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Virtual Race Nutrition 101

June 19, 2020 2 min read

Ever heard of "hitting the wall"? That’s when your body’s carb reserves (glycogen) run out! It’s pretty common and why Run Ottawa partnered with us to provide XACT ENERGY bars, a tasty alternative to gels, that give you energy all the way to the finish! Here are some guidelines to help you during the race.
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Slow Burning vs Fast Burning Carbs by Nick Kleban

Slow Burning vs Fast Burning Carbs by Nick Kleban

April 13, 2020 5 min read

Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients of the body, along with fat and proteins. These macronutrients are the way the body obtains calories or energy, with carbohydrates being the predominant macronutrient the body uses. 
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