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Month: December 2020

The Cyclist’s Diet

The Cyclist’s Diet

General
Cycling diet, next to training and recovery, is one of the most important factors that affect the results of competition. Cycling is an endurance sport, so it is useful to know what gives you energy on the course. During training the cyclist's heart rate during the race remains at a medium to high level. Only on the uphill stretches, the finish and during the breakaway, the cyclist's effort reaches the highest intensity or even the maximum of his possibilities. Characteristics of the effort During the aerobic effort, the basic source of energy for the working muscles of the cyclist is glycogen contained in muscles, liver and blood. Unfortunately, its resources are very limited and are sufficient only for 1.5-2 hours of riding. In order not to reduce your performance during training ...