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Spending a Day on Nutrisystem – What Was I Thinking?!

Now that Thankgiving is behind us, I can already sense diet season sneaking up around the corner. At least in part, this is thanks to Nutrisystem. It could be because I live in Pennsylvania where the company is based, but I always see their stuff around. The

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5 Free Resources for Bike Fitting Advice

What do you do if you don’t have a good bike fitter in your area? Buy a book or DVD and learn to fit the bike yourself. What if you can’t afford a bike fitting DVD or book? You go online and look at free info…

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Tested: Visual Impact Cardio

Today I’m taking a look through Rusty Moore’s new ebook, Visual Impact Cardio. Now instead of muscle building, he brings us his thoughts and research on cardio – a type of training more directly related to endurance athletes. It does feel kind of odd for me to

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Ask Levi: How Do I Correctly Use My Brake Levers on Singletrack?

Today’s question is about braking technique when mountain biking… Hey Levi, I was wondering what the correct fingering is on a brifter while doing singletrack. I know this is a dumb question but I found myself trying to hold onto the brake and the grips with differing

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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Eating Gluten-Free

Have you been thinking about switching to a gluten-free diet, but you don’t know how to pull it off? I mean, it can’t work for an endurance athlete, can it? As it turns out, it can work very, very well! I thought it was a fad until

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Tested: Good Greens Bar

The Good Greens Bar. It sounds like a block of spinach and broccoli disguised as an energy bar, but (fortunately) that’s not the case at all. The bar actually tastes great and could pass for a chocolate bar or thin brownie. I couldn’t spot any sign of

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Tested: The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream

If you’re sick of girly razors and flowery, botanical shaving creams, I think I just found the ideal shaving cream for you – The Bluebeards Revenge Shaving Cream. It’s billed as “the ultimate shaving experience for real men,” and with a skull and crossbones on the box,

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MTB Skills: How to Hop Over a Log

An important skill for mountain bikers, especially XC and CX racers, is being able to hop over a log. At least here on the East Coast, race courses without logs are few and far between. So check out these tips and video and you’ll be able to

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Tested: Enzo’s Buttonhole Chamois Cream

After years of using average chamois creams and alternatives like balms and lotions, I was due for something special. Preferable a fancy, Euro-style cream. I got my wish with Enzo’s Buttonhole Chamois Cream. Enzo’s Buttonhole is one of the newer chamois creams, and they have set the

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MTB Skills: How to Climb a Steep Hill

As if climbing a hill isn’t hard enough on its own, the hills you encounter on mountain bike trails can be extremely steep – much steeper than you’d encounter on a paved road. Climbing them successfully requires not only great fitness but also superb technical skills. Here’s

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MTB Skills: How to Ride a Steep Downhill

Whether you’re doing casual trail riding or XC racing, you’re bound to encounter some steep descents. This guide will teach you how to ride a steep downhill safely. Starting Out – The Attack Position If you’re going to be a mountain biker, you need to become good

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Tested: Phenom Coconut Water

I think that all these enhanced coconut waters meant to replace sports drinks are nothing more than fads, but that doesn’t mean they don’t catch my attention. I grabbed one recently called Phenom Coconut Water because it looked interesting, and it was in a giant container. I’d

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How to Keep Up With Younger Athletes on Long Rides

Today’s question is about how to keep up with the fast pace when riding with younger people, as you get older… Hi Coach, I’m a MTB enthusiast. One item I haven’t found much info on and is of particular interest to me concerns keeping pace with younger

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Tested: PowerBar Pure & Simple Energy Bar

I saw the PowerBar Pure & Simple Energy Bar on sale the other day, and since it had been years since I last had one, I grabbed a couple to review. Normally I wouldn’t eat an energy bar just for the sake of reviewing it, but the

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How I Use Strava On My BlackBerry (No Separate GPS Unit Required)

Last time I bought a cell phone, there weren’t many good choices – the too-trendy iPhone, some weird new things they called “droids,” and a cool new BlackBerry. Obviously I got the BlackBerry, and it has served me well, but it’s apparent that BlackBerries have now been

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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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