From macro ratios to nutrient timing to supplements, optimal nutrition can seem overwhelming.
Nutrition for Cyclists is your answer: Use it to get the winning edge and unlock greatness.
Meet Precision Nutrition. We’ve worked with the Cleveland Browns, the Seattle Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers, the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets, the Brooklyn Nets, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames, and six world champions, including US Open Winner Sloane Stephens and UFC all-time-great Georges St-Pierre. Plus: over 150,000 health, fitness, and nutrition professionals have enrolled in our certification programs, and we’ve provided personal and group coaching to more than 100,000 people looking to eat better, move more, and perform their best.
Why Nutrition Is Crucial for Cyclists
(According to a Top Cycling Coach and Former Professional Cyclist)
Both the cardiovascular and muscular systems need to be trained to be successful in road cycling, says pioneering cycling coach and former professional cyclist Hunter Allen.
To achieve this, an elite-level cyclist trains between 20 to 30 hours a week on the bike. Many of their rides are longer than five hours each, and may include as many as 18 to 25 high-intensity intervals, says Allen.
To maintain their high output, proper nutrition and hydration are essential. “Taking in good foods is critical to maintaining your blood glucose levels,” says Allen. “When an athlete does not fuel properly and their blood glucose drops, they experience a ‘bonk’ and this is immediately detrimental to their performance. They ride slower, have a hard time focusing, and will be dropped from the group.”
Hydration is just as important. “Lack of hydration is the number one reason for all performance degradation,” says Allen. “Whether it’s football, soccer, or cycling, almost always you can point to the rider that is more dehydrated as the one that is in second place.”
Get the nutrition advantage.
This 100-page nutrition guide is packed with the science, infographics, tools, and expert advice you need to perform your best.
We know sports nutrition.
Now you’re going to know it, too.
(Click here to get our sports nutrition guides for dozens more sports.)
With Nutrition for Cyclists,
- How to calculate your macros needs (quickly and easily)
- The best protein foods for cyclists
- The ideal amount of carbs for long-lasting energy
- How to gain muscle and lose fat (to improve body composition)
- Optimal hydration strategies for peak performance
- The best supplements (that are proven and safe)
- What foods you should eat before an event (and training)
- Post-training nutrition recommendations (for faster recovery)
- Delicious protein shake recipes (that are easy to make)
- And more, all taken from our top experts and extensive client research
This guide is completely FREE.
You’re one step away from getting our comprehensive guide to Nutrition for Cyclists.
Simply enter your name and email and we’ll send it over right away.
Our Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coaching Certification is trusted worldwide and qualifies for continuing education credits with the following organizations, among others. Learn more about our #1 rated nutrition certification.