Helping You Ride Stronger, Look Better, and Feel Great!

Sports Nutrition and Training Resources

Tested: Designer Whey Protein Bar

Designer Whey has been a popular protein powder for many years. Growing up, it was one of those big brands that everyone talked about and paid a premium for. But once I would have been able to afford it, I noticed it contained acesulfame potassium (an artificial

Continue reading

Tested: Sensibly Natural Veggie Chips

If you spotted Sensibly Natural Veggie Chips (or Veggie Sticks) on the shelf, what would you assume they were? Sliced, dried vegetables, right? Wrong! Despite the name, they’re not made of veggies. At all. They’re potato flour and rice flour based chips. I still bought them, though,

Continue reading

Tested: Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels

I love having sunflower seeds for a snack, but I never thought too much about them. If I could find a bag of sunflower seeds that said “unsalted,” that’s all I cared about. After finding Nature’s Harvest Sunflower Kernels, things changed! Now I’m spoiled – not only

Continue reading

Tested: Quaker Real Medleys Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal

Though I had given up on instant oatmeal years ago, something about the Quaker Real Medleys Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal said “try me, you know you want to!” I think it was something about the flavor. I’d never have thought of melding cherry and pistachio together. Heck, I

Continue reading

The Greek Yogurt Showdown: Oikos vs Chobani vs Fage

It’s time for a Greek yogurt showdown! Today is a three-way match pitting Dannon Oikos vs Chobani vs Fage, with Great Value and Trader Joe’s brands available for alternates in case of injury. I’ll introduce the challengers and get into a comparison, but before we begin, what’s

Continue reading

Tested: MyoTape Body Tape Measure

Now this is cool! The MyoTape Body Tape Measure is a specialty tape measure that’s made for taking girth measurements consistently and accurately, in the comfort of your own home. The one-handed operation means you can take the measurements on your own! No longer will you suffer

Continue reading

Tested: Health Valley Fruit Yogurt Smoothies

Have you ever had the inclination to try baby food, but couldn’t be seen eating baby food? Well check this out – it’s virtually the same ingredients, in the same container, but with a mature, sophisticated label design. I’m talking about Health Valley “On the Go” Fruit

Continue reading

How Many Calories Do I Burn When Bicycling? (The Answer, From a Biologist!)

Joining us today is biologist Dr. Matthew Papaconstantinou. Matthew received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and conducted postdoctoral research for 5 years in the field of blood biochemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, MO. Matthew is an avid windsurfer who lives in the

Continue reading

Tested: CytoGainer Ready-to-Drink Muscle Gainer

While testing the Slow Carb Diet, I had the opportunity to grab just about any food I wanted for my Saturday “cheat day,” paying no attention to carbs or calories. Naturally, my inner bodybuilder took over, and I chose a “muscle gainer” drink that contained 500 calories

Continue reading

Ask Levi: How Do I Know I Am Ready for a Huge Race?

Today’s question is about knowing when you’re ready to enter a huge race such as the Leadville 100, a 100-mile mountain bike race in Colorado that took pros Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer over 6 hours to finish… Levi, When training a race like Leadville 100 mtn.

Continue reading

Tested: Natrol Omega-3 Fish Oil

I’m a sucker for cheap stuff. When I spotted Natrol Omega-3 Fish Oil at VitaCost for a measly $6.29 for 150 softgels, I couldn’t resist. Each of the 150 softgels contains 1000 mg total fish oil, which is good. I’ll take up to 8 pills per day,

Continue reading

The Slow Carb Diet (And The PAGG Stack) – Are The Fat Loss Claims For Real?

Remember The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss? It’s a great book, and I recently took the opportunity to test out the Slow Carb Diet and PAGG stack for a second time. (My first test got cut short, which I’ll explain later…) “Slow Carb” is Tim’s preferred

Continue reading

Book Review: The Metabolism Advantage

Despite being a Precision Nutrition member for years, and reading Dr. John Berardi’s articles for years before that, I completely missed his 2006 book titled The Metabolism Advantage. The book is apparently out of print today, but you can still get the ebook on Kindle for $9.32

Continue reading

Cooking with Coach Levi: How to Make Your Own Low Cal Pita Pizza

Want fresh, hot, delicious pizza that looks just like that, in under 10 minutes? Today I’ll show you how to create your own homemade pita pizzas. After just five minutes of preparation and five minutes cook time, you’ll be enjoying the crisp crust and hot, melting cheese!

Continue reading

Tested: Cascadian Farm Organic Crunchy Granola Bars

If you like Nature Valley crunchy granola bars but want something organic, consider switching to Cascadian Farm Organic Crunchy Granola Bars. They’re just like a typical crunchy granola bar, except they’re organic. Of course, with that word on the box comes a higher price tag for less

Continue reading
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!

usa cycling certified coach

pn1 certified coach
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?
Coach Levi's Mom
Hometown, PA