Using nutritional supplements when cycling can help you increase your energy, maintain your muscle strength, and replace your electrolytes. Get tips on choosing nutritional supplements for bike riding in this free sports nutrition video guide.
Today, we're going to talk a little bit about nutrition and some of the things that you can do to utilize and strengthen that engine, your body. Some of things you want to look for are, first, we're looking for a good electrolyte drink that is going to be mixed in with our water bottle. This is something that we can sip throughout our entire ride and keep those salts and sugars at the proper level. One of the other things that we want to go to is some more energy that we can use quickly. You've probably seen this in gels that have come on the market and there's many fine gels, but we also have them incorporated into things like jelly beans now from Jelly Belly, very tasty, but also work very well. Remember, the key thing here to get that quick energy boost is find something that you enjoy eating and like the taste of. In that way, you'll actually use it. Remember, that these are very good but mostly short term energy boosts but work really well. So, experiment around with a few different companies and try a few different flavors of things. Lastly, remember that once you're done with your ride, one of the important things and almost important thing is to be able to recover so that you feel good the next day, then you can go do that ride again. There are many products on the market that we're going to help you repair that muscle tissue and help you recover better. Hammer's one of the companies out there that makes a very fine product to do this process. You can buy these in individual packs or larger containers. Mix this with some water, taste a lot like a milkshake. It tastes good, works good for you, and best of all, you feel so much better in the morning.
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