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Should I eat more when I cycle on colder days?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I went out for my first ride on Saturday. It was quite cold and at the end of the ride I was very hungry. Should I eat

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Spring Cycling: What Should I Focus On More, Mileage Or Intensity?

Diane Stibbard

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “Now that it’s spring what should I focus on more, mileage or intensity?”

Diane’s reply: This is a common question I get asked this

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Why Am I Gaining Weight Cycling?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I have recently started cycling. I’m training for an event so I am starting to do 90 to 100 miles over the weekend (40-50 miles each day).

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Easy Spring Weight Loss

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I’ve gained a few pounds over the winter months. What’s the best way to get lean now that spring is here?”

Diane’s reply: We

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Nutrition For Cycling

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “What should I eat and drink while on the bike and after my ride?”

Diane’s reply: This is a really great question. Cycling

Read more . . . Nutrition For Cycling

Winter-Break Fitness

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I’m going away for a winter break but worry about losing the fitness I’ve built on the bike over December and January. Do you have any suggestions?”

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How Can I Juice Up My Indoor Cycling Routine?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I am bored with my indoor cycling routines, how can I juice them up?”

Diane’s reply: Indoor cycling can be become repetitious and boring.

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What can I do to stay motivated to cycle this time of year?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I’m feeling lost now that summer is over. What can I do to stay motivated this time of year?”

Diane’s reply: It’s easier to

Read more . . . What can I do to stay motivated to cycle this time of year?

After Riding All Summer, Take Some Active Recovery Time

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

The cycling programs I put together for both competitive and recreational cyclists always include weekly rest days and after three weeks of riding an Active Recovery week.

Read more . . . After Riding All Summer, Take Some Active Recovery Time

Best Cycling Practices for Hot and Humid Weather

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

With summer almost upon us, and some areas already experiencing hot temperatures and high humidity, hydration, particularly sodium and potassium hydration, becomes very important.

Read more . . . Best Cycling Practices for Hot and Humid Weather

It’s Spring Time And I Haven’t Done Enough Indoor Training, What Should I Do?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Those of you who haven’t spent enough time riding indoors may need to ratchet back your expectations of the first few weeks of outdoor riding. Here’s a schedule for early season outdoor riding times.

Read more . . . It’s Spring Time And I Haven’t Done Enough Indoor Training, What Should I Do?

How Can I Balance My Leg Strength?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “How Can I Balance My Leg Strength?”

Answer: Imbalances in leg strength are quite common among cyclists. Sometimes it’s caused by an injury to one

Read more . . . How Can I Balance My Leg Strength?

Can I Run in the Fall and Winter Months Without Losing my Biking Fitness?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “Can I run in the fall and winter months without losing my biking fitness?”

As we enter the crisp days of fall, shortened daylight hours leave us

Read more . . . Can I Run in the Fall and Winter Months Without Losing my Biking Fitness?

Is it Ok to Ride Every Day?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “Is it ok to ride every day? And if so, what types of rides should I be doing?”

Diane’s reply: Now that summer is in

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Pre-and Post-Ride Stretches

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “Are there any stretches I can do pre-and post-ride to help prevent injuries?”

Diane’s reply: There are two types of injuries that occur in most

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No Time to Ride?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I have summer cycling goals but sometimes I don’t have the time, or the motivation to ride my bike. What should I do when I feel like

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Get Ready to Ride Outside

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I’ve been doing spinning classes. What should I do to get ready to ride outside?”

Diane’s reply:

With the first signs of spring you’re

Read more . . . Get Ready to Ride Outside

How Can I Become a Faster Cyclist?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Question: “I want to become a faster cyclist. What’s the best way to do that?”

Diane’s reply: Cyclists often talk about their speed and how far

Read more . . . How Can I Become a Faster Cyclist?

Nutrition for Indoor Cycling

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Question: “Should I use protein powders, sport drinks, energy bars and gels while riding indoors?”

Diane’s reply: Most people feel they aren’t working hard or for long when cycling

Read more . . . Nutrition for Indoor Cycling

Cycling Workouts For Winter

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Winter cycling workouts don’t take much time. All you need to do is vary the intensity and the recovery time in between the working intervals to get the fitness benefit.

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Yikes! I’ve Lost My Summer Fitness

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Q: “I’ve lost all my summer fitness. Now that it’s January, what should I do?”

A: Happy New Year everyone! For those of you who

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Holiday Health Plan

Avoid weight gain at Christmas

With just a few small changes in your diet and workout routines you can enjoy the holiday season while maintaining your weight and staying healthy too. Here’s your holiday health plan!

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Getting Back in the Saddle After an Injury or Illness

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Q: “I’ve had an injury and haven’t been able to ride for the past 2 months. What should I do to get back in the saddle?”

Read more . . . Getting Back in the Saddle After an Injury or Illness

What Should I Do To Get Ready For The Indoor Riding Season?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

 

Q: What should I do to get ready for the indoor riding season?

A: As you move towards the remaining few weeks of fall, you start

Read more . . . What Should I Do To Get Ready For The Indoor Riding Season?

How Do I Keep My Fitness Over the Fall?

Diane Stibbard Ask a Pro

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: How Do I Keep My Fitness Over the Fall?

A: The fall, being a typically cooler and drier time of the year, offers cyclists good riding weather

Read more . . . How Do I Keep My Fitness Over the Fall?

Cycling And Knee Pain

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: My right knee hurts after a long ride. What could be causing that?

This question comes up quite often. In fact, knee pain is a very common issue

Read more . . . Cycling And Knee Pain

Cycling In The Heat And Humidity

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: When I ride in the heat and humidity I can barely breathe, and my heart rate is very high, yet some of my friends seem to fare better. Why

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Recovery Tools For Cyclists

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Last month I wrote about the potential benefits of wearing compression stockings/socks to improve recovery. This article concludes Part 2 of recovery tools for cycling.

Recovery is the more

Read more . . . Recovery Tools For Cyclists

Do Compression Stockings Work?

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

  Q: “Do Compression Stockings Work?”

A: Athletes of all kinds, including cyclists, runners, and triathletes, are always looking for ways to get an edge over the

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What Are Good Cross-Training Activities During The Outdoor Cycling Season?

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: What Are Good Cross-Training Activities During The Outdoor Cycling Season?

A: Springtime brings us out of our basements and gyms to ride outside again—to take advantage of

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What Role Do Probiotics Play In A Healthy Diet For Cyclists?

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: “What Role Do Probiotics Play In A Healthy Diet For Cyclists?”

A: These days probiotics—gut-friendly bacteria that not only improve digestion but boost health—are getting a lot

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How Many Base Miles Do I Need To Do?

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: “In the spring, how many base miles do I need to put in on the bike outside before starting harder training, such as interval training”?   A:

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Training Tips For Spring Events Or Races

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: I’m doing part of the Rideau Lakes Tour (a hilly 100 km out and back) in early June. How much time should I spend spinning in February?

Training Tips For Spring Events Or Races

What’s the best way to take weight off?

Ask a Pro — Diane Stibbard Coach, Personal Trainer, and Two-Time Canadian Duathlete of the Year

Q: I’ve put five pounds on over the holidays. What’s the best way to take it off?

A: It’s easy to gain a few unwanted pounds over the

Read more . . . What’s the best way to take weight off?