Bonking or hitting the wall, a nightmare for cyclists. This sudden lack of energy during a ride can destroy the performance the rider was aiming for. However, with a good preparation this can often be prevented. What type of preparation do you need? Indeed, a proper personalized nutrition planning. That’s where EatMyRide can help you.
Making sure you have enough energy to finish your ride well is half of the work done. Ok, maybe one-third, but still important! But how do you make sure you start your training or race well fueled? How to fueling up before your ride? Carbohydrates are an important source of fuel during your ride. A
During exercise we mainly use two types of fuel: fats and carbohydrates (in the form of glucose). The ratio between these types of fuels used depends on several factors such as the duration and intensity of exercise, training status and nutrient availability. So, let’s explain how you can fuel during your rides and make sure
We all know proper hydration is important for our health. But during exercise, this might be even more important. Mild dehydration (about 2% loss of bodyweight) can already impair performance and severe dehydration could have detrimental effects. Why drinking with a hydration plan? In order to keep up performance and prevent negative side effects of
The intensity and duration of your cycling rides have a huge impact on your nutrition needs during the ride. While you may already know this, it is not as simple as eating two bars per hour. Three nutrition indicators The good news is: you can use three nutrition indicators and have the option to choose
Your nutrition intake during cycling rides should be tailored to the ride and to your goals. Nutrition products might therefore be very suitable for some types of rides but may also be insufficient for others. Read below why. Nutrition for races Take for instance challenging intense rides like races where you might need 60 grams of
Have you ever tried to keep your heart rate stable when you started climbing a steep hill on your bike? Similarly, have you ever tried to keep the same exercise intensity when turning from a tailwind into a full headwind? Yes, that can be very difficult! And that’s the point, cycling is a sport in
Nutrition intake during bike rides is all about keeping your sugar storage filled. If you fail to keep this so called glycogen level up, you cannot push hard anymore and start bonking. Below you find the four reasons for this explained. 1. Sugar storage capacity is limited On average your body only has sugar storage