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How To Get Dressed For a Bike Ride

Every time I take up a new sport, I end up asking myself, “now how do I get dressed for this?” Some sports are simple. Like swimming. Some sports are more complicated. Ice hockey, for example. Cycling isn’t too complex, but there’s a lot of gear, and […]

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Tested: MIU COLOR Glass Water Bottle with Tea Infuser

You know what material I avoid more than BPA-containing plastic when it comes to sports water bottles? Glass. It makes zero sense to carry a glass water bottle on a bike ride, run, or even in your gym bag. Even if it’s a stronger type of glass, […]

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Ask Levi: Should I Wear a Weight Vest to Make Bike Riding Workouts Harder?

Weight vests are a common sight at many gyms, especially Crossfit gyms, and even on the track, stairs, and grassy hills. The idea to wear a weight vest while cycling, though, has not crossed my mind until now… So Coach, my usual routine during the week is […]

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to the HCG Diet

If you thought the Paleo diet was restricting, the Dukan diet too complicated, Jenny Craig too expensive, and the Get Shredded Diet was insane, well, prepare to have your mind blown. We’re talking about the HCG diet, where you eat a scant 500 calories per day, only […]

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Tested: two Ogres Essential-Z Chalk Bag

Chalk bags for rock climbing seem like simple accessories; not really a big deal, not life saving, just something to have. A good one is not really appreciated, but if you get a bad one, you’ll know it. It will spill chalk everywhere, or maybe you can’t […]

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InsideTracker vs WellnessFX: A Comparison of Two Top Blood Analytics Services

Blood testing is an amazing way to see what’s going on inside your body. You can see if something is wrong, or you can see if something is right. Has your health improved since beginning that new diet? Did that juice cleanse solve all your problems? It’s […]

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Tested: CLIF Organic Energy Food

Clif Bar keeps expanding into new product lines. Though not what I was expecting, it was only a matter of time before we had CLIF Organic Energy Food. It’s food, in a pouch. Other sports nutrition companies have already offered energy smoothies akin to baby food. But […]

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Tested: MIU COLOR Packable Lightweight Backpack

I thought I graduated from simple little backpacks when I finished high school. Ever since, I’ve been using specialty hydration packs, serious backpacking packs, or at least a fancy laptop-carrying briefcase. But now I find myself with the smallest, lightest backpack I’ve ever owned – the MIU […]

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Tested: GU Electrolyte Brew

Despite GU gel being my absolute favorite for years, I was never drawn to the rest of the GU product line. Even when GU2O was available, I drank something else. But with the launch of the new formula and flavors for GU Electrolyte Brew, that could all […]

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Tested: GU Electrolyte Tablets

Another complement to their energy gels, GU Electrolyte Tablets have been added to the GU product line. These are straight up electrolyte tablets. No carbs, no sugar, no amino acids. Just electrolytes. What’s the point? Hydration. That’s it. If you want to get electrolytes for better hydration, […]

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Gut Health

Gut health, digestion, and all that good stuff. How’s it going for you? Are you digesting everything? Absorbing all the available nutrients? Not sure? Let’s talk about it. Gut health is vital for anyone trying to be fit and healthy. It’s even more important for an athlete […]

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Tested: GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink

To complement the Roctane gel, you can add GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink into your fueling strategy. The key words here are ultra endurance. It’s specifically made for demanding situations like high-intensity events lasting 4+ hours, providing lots and lots of carbs and electrolytes per serving, […]

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How to Get Started Bouldering (Rock Climbing)

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that takes place on individual boulders (or 10-15′ high walls if you’re in the gym.) Instead of ropes, pads are placed on the ground for protection. And instead of climbing straight up, you often traverse along the wall as well […]

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Tested: GU Chomps

I love GU gel. It’s absolutely my #1 favorite gel. I’d say it’s the best formula and the best tasting. And it yields the best results. Similarly, I’ve been loving all the energy chews I’ve tried (Powerbar gel blasts, Clif Shot bloks, even Honey Stinger chews.) Every […]

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How to Take Care of Your Joints (So They Can Handle Many More Years of Adventures!)

No matter your age, waking up with joint stiffness is no fun. Warming up twice as long just because your joints are stiff is boring. Cutting workouts short because your joints start aching is disappointing. Missing out on adventures due to too much pain, that’s just miserable. […]

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coach levi
Hi, I'm Coach Levi. I'm a USA Cycling Certified Level 3 Coach as well as Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition. Want to feel better, ride faster, and look great? Let's work together!

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Coach Levi is my favorite child and favorite cycling coach. I'd choose him over Christoper McCarmikael even. Did I mention that Levi can coach you to a healthier lifestyle where you look and feel your best?
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