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Eat 3 good meals a day

Our bodies have become hardwired to conserve calories when faced with a food shortage. When you skip meals, your body immediately slows your resting metabolic rate. 15 more words

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Enjoy the ride!

Work hard at improving your cycling skills, but always keep the fun in riding.

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Cleaning the crankset

If you remove the chainrings to clean your crankset and now the front derailleur doesn’t shift right, you may have installed a chainring backwards. Remove the rings and put them on correctly. 47 more words

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Descend with confidence

Stay loose when plunging down a hill, says coach Carmichael. “If you’re stiff you’ll be rigid and skittish. Get your hands into the drops to lower your center of gravity and put weight on the front wheel. 21 more words

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How to make a ride seem easier and more fun

When planning you route choose one with a lot of turns. The big advantage here is that you never have to stare at long straightaways that seem to go on forever.

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Sprint training

Research shows that high-intensity sprint training doubles the time to exhaustion. Do eight to ten 20-second, high cadence sprints with five minutes of recovery between each about twice a week.

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Injuries

For injuries, the quicker you ice, the faster you slow down inflammation, the faster you begin to heal.

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