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Some of the effects of cooler temperature might have on your cycling are: cold air is denser than warm air ... increasing aerodynamic resistance your tire pressure will be lower if not adjusted ... increasing your rolling resistance your tire rubber compound will be harder ... decreasing your grip you'll likely be wearing more clothing ... increasing your ...


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Cycling is harder in the cold for one big contributing reason: you didn't put in extra pressure into the tires to compensate for the pressure drop. If you inflate your tires indoors, you have to think about the temperature difference. That 25 degree indoor air going into your tire will turn into 10 degree air. This gets worse with lower temperatures. Keep ...


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Stick with real food. The only time protein powders are useful is post workout. They are highly insulinogenic. So they are not an ideal protein source over the course of the day if you want to stay lean. Stick with chicken, turkey, eggs, beef, dairy (greek yogurt). If you have an aversion to animal products, beans, nuts and legumes are loaded with protein as ...


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"Real food" that is naturally high in protein will always in out over powders nutritionally speaking. This is largely dependent on where you live. In the United States whey protein is relatively cheap, and animal meat is relatively expensive. In most developing nations however meat is much cheaper than the cost of importing a tub of whey. A chicken breast ...


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Protein is just one of many factors in the complex process of building muscle. Another factor that is relevant to this topic of diet/nutrition is that of total caloric intake. If you aren't getting enough calories then it doesn't matter how much protein you consume because you simply won't be building muscles. Let's start with protein. The academy of ...


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From obesity researcher Stephan Guyanet: Two new studies concurrently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation last week demonstrate what I've suspected for a long time: brown fat can be 'trained' by cold exposure to be more active, and its activation by cold can reduce body fatness. Men's Health has a layman's overview of the same material. ...


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Whenever you calculate a Total Daily Energy Expenditure or Basal Metabolic Rate, you are usually getting a very rough estimate. Even without cold weather, you can expect both to fluctuate based on your activity for the day, stress or types of food eaten. If it has been unusually cold, it might be sufficient to cause your body to require more energy to ...



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