Spirulina is a single-celled, freshwater-growing, blue-green algae that gets its name from is spiraling helical shape. Its blue-green color comes from chlorophyll (green) and phycocyanin (blue). Representing the beginning of the food chain, this little organism is a nutritional powerhouse. Historically, it has been the primary protein source for many ancient civilizations, most notably the […]
“…but where do you get your protein?” A vegetarian since 2003/2004, I’ve heard this question more times than anything else. Especially since I’ve been a competitive endurance athlete that entire time. I can tell you that my athletic performance only improved once I became a vegetarian and I think that was due to the lower […]
Coffee Break! Hey, who doesn’t love a pre, mid or post workout coffee? We all have our favorite spots.
Mine is @noble_cafe_ny in Sparkill, NY which happens to be literally down the block from my home. Family-owned, so welcoming and very cycling-friendly. Oh, and the coffee & espresso rock! So do the lattes and matcha, if you prefer.
#cycling #sparkillny #noblecafe #espresso #latte #rocklandcounty #bergencountynj #zenberryracing #matchalatte #piermontny @visit_piermont @explorerocklandny...
Hudson River, looking east on my 95 mile ride with friends today. We stayed dry.
Recovered with Zenberry Cocoa Berry within 30 min of walking in the door. This helps replenish and repair so I can ride again tomorrow.
Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, keeping your animal protein for later, rather than your recovery meal may help reduce inflammation caused by exercise. Plus animal protein/fat are harder to digest than plants and are devoid of antioxidants and many phytonutrients. Save the dairy, eggs, fish and meat for an hour or two later.
After an hour + of tough knee rehab, it was hill repeats on a 1-mile long climb at 7% average gradient (max 12% which is where this photo was taken).
To put it in perspective for non-bike racers, it is a 5 min all-out effort that gets your HR into the 190s bpm. I often feel like vomiting and sometimes I can taste blood in the back of my throat at the finish (no idea what that is but it usually means I’m very fit). Then you have to turn around and do it again, and again. Yes, bike racers have a screw loose.
It is a violent effort (if you’re doing them right) and very mentally taxing. I dread these more than any other workout. But it is what I’m best at, unfortunately. A Zenberry smoothie afterwards helped! #cycling #zenberryracing #bikelife #hillrepeats #mypainface #v02max #climber #elielcycling #elielfactoryteam @elielcustom @elielfactoryteam @elielcycling #kneepain #bikeracing...
Homemade #generaltsotofu tonight! I use super-firm tofu, and add a large #habanero pepper b/c general tso isn’t even close to being spicy enough for my dull taste buds 😂. Tons of #broccoli and garlic. #Vegan and delicious, packed w/ protein and fiber. #tofu #spicyfood #plantbased #dinner #healthyfood #healthydinner...