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Ask Levi: How Do I Get The Energy I Need Without Caffeine?

Today’s question is about getting the energy you need to work a full time job and still have a life, but doing so without caffeine…

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Endurance Eating: Why You Should Splurge Once Per Week

You know the general rule about doing one long ride (3-6 hours) per week to maintain endurance? Well, what about an endurance eating day where you eat tons of food? Here’s the idea…

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Understanding the “Drink Before You’re Thirsty” Rule

If you’ve been involved in endurance sports for more than a day, you’ve probably heard the old “drink before you’re thirsty” rule. This saying has been around longer than I can remember, and it’s still common. But that saying can get you in trouble…

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Proper Hydration Techniques for Endurance Sports

The most important aspect to sports nutrition would have to be proper hydration. Poor food choices can get you in trouble, but inadequate hydration can get you killed!

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Ask Levi: Nutrition for Longer Road Rides?

Today’s question concerns nutrition requirements for longer road rides, including hydration and any ideas to prevent cramping…

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The 10 Sneakiest Tricks Most Food Manufacturers Play On Us

It is not easy to be a food producer these days. Consumers know they want healthy ingredients, but those are expensive. So instead of giving in, the manufacturers play tricks on us, making us think we are getting healthy food. Here is how to spot these dubious tricks…

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Ask Levi: What Should I Eat Healthy Daily?

What are some healthy meal ideas to eat on a daily basis to stay fit and trim? There are so many good foods out there I can’t list them all, but I will give you an idea of something I might eat on a typical day…

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17 Delicious Yet Healthy Ways To Flavor Your Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great breakfast for endurance athletes – you get healthy carbohydrates, and it keeps you feeling full. Here are delicious ways to sweeten and flavor your oatmeal…

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9 Ways To Get Electrolytes Besides Gatorade

A common belief amongst endurance athletes is that we must constantly replenish our electrolyte stores while riding. If we run low on electrolytes, we might face problems such as cramping and hyponatremia. So check out these pills and tablets…

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Quick Comparison: Top 10 Energy Gels

While most energy gels are practically the same thing, there are subtle differences with each one. Here is a quick comparison chart that shows nutrition facts from the top ten most popular energy gels…

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Ask Levi: Should I Take Cytosport Fast Twitch with Caffeine?

Taking in caffeine before or during exercise, why or why not. Also, a look at the 200mg of caffeine in Cytosport Fast Twitch sports drink…

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Ask Levi: Can I Eat Before Exercise?

Should you eat a snack before exercise so you don’t get light-headed? Despite the conflicting advice out there, I recommend eating a snack before and sometimes during exercise…

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Ask Levi: What Should I Eat Before and After a Workout?

Eating before and after a workout to feel great and prevent a bonk can be hard to figure out and usually takes trial and error. Here are some tips for fueling your bike rides and workouts…

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Ask Levi: What and How Much Should I Eat and Drink for Training Rides and Races?

What and when to eat if you are bonking during 90-minute spinning classes as part of your offseason training for bike racing…

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Ask Levi: Is It Normal To Be Starving After a Ride?

A guide to what and when to eat before and during a bike race so that you can finish strong and not be starving. Then you can perform better in your next ride. Here’s how…

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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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