Recipe: Coach Alan’s Epic Smoothie

I never was a big fan of smoothies. It just felt like a lot of work to blend stuff together that I could just eat whole. I’m also not a fan of gimmicky nutrition and smoothies always seemed like the thing that pretentious fitness-obsessed people did simply because it was what pretentious fitness-obsessed people were […]

Food and Nutrition – Pre-race Fuelling

When we think of training we often think of the workouts we do and the time we spend developing our athletic abilities, whether it be running, biking, swimming, skiing, skating etc. But there a number of important factors in athletic development that directly impact performance gains. Sport specific workouts alone will not help us realize […]

The Vegetarian Athlete

Recent statistics have shown that a growing number of people in Canada are vegetarians or vegans, with rates doubling between 2003 and 2015 while many other Canadians have made an effort to eat less meat. It is well documented that a vegetarian diet is healthy and is associated with a reduced risk for heart disease, […]

Indoor Riding – Fuelling on the Trainer

In the warmer months when you set out for a long 3-5 hour ride on the bike you are limited to what you can bring with you: two or three bottles, some gels, a bar, ¬†and some cash to stop at a convenient store for a snack. Ultimately, however, your options are limited by space. […]

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