The same old post-workout protein shake gets b-o-r-i-n-g! But before you begin resenting your blender or giving up on recovery fuel altogether, mix things up — in a different, yet very delicious, way. We warn you, though. You’re going to need a utensil to enjoy these new and improved protein powder recipes.
Exercise has its obvious perks — helping to improve cardiovascular strength, build and maintain a lean, mean body and provide natural energy. But did you know exercise can also cause damage to the body, inside and out? It’s true…but only if you let it be.
Your gear is packed and on its way to your destination race. You have pre- and post-race food prepped and put in a cool, dry place. And you have healthy snacks on hand for the long road ahead. But aren’t you forgetting something?
Q: I’m just beginning to get into cycling. What accessories should I invest in?
Amy Marsh answers
A: First of all, welcome to the cycling club! Whether you’re a beginner cyclist or seasoned veteran, the most important accessory is a helmet. Once you have the bike and helmet, you’ll want to invest in a few more components that will enhance your riding experience. Note: You don’t have to spend a fortune (the bike is expensive enough!). So, I’ve narrowed it down to only the items you must have to ensure both safety and efficiency.
Q: Winter is generally considered cold and flu season. What can I do to help boost my immune system so that I stay healthy and can keep exercising?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: Your co-workers coughing, germs your kids bring home from school and colder temperatures make for a nasty combination. On top of that, you’re training sessions are long and intense, only further beating down your immune system. I’ve trained through several cold seasons and have learned my lessons (sometimes the hard way) when it comes to staying healthy. Trust me when I say: It doesn’t pay to be a tough guy. Instead, train smart with these words of advice.
Q: What is your favorite recipe to throw together on a cold, winter day?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: As winter weather gets underway, this is the best time to start cooking foods that comfort your soul as much as your muscles. One of our favorite cold-weather recipes is gumbo. This recipe is so simple and soothing that we probably make it once a week in the winter time. And with only 7 ingredients and a couple simple steps, it’s the ideal meal after a long, exhausting training day.
Whether you’re out on a group ride or cycling solo, you should be prepared for any bump in the road. Professional triathletes Amy and Brandon Marsh always carry the tools they need for a quick and easy flat-tire fix. Watch this video to learn what you need so you’re not weighed down or left stranded. Read more →
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