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Man in Back Brace

I Broke My Neck. Now What?

Bike Racing is Dangerous -How to Eat to Aid Healing: a nutritional recovery strategy Sunday June 9th I drove 3 hours up to Sutton, MA to do the Purgatory Road Race (aptly named) in the Pro, 1, 2 category.  I had done this race the past 2 years and it's always very hard. I have no chance of winning it but it really pushes my fitness to the next level once I recover a few days. The course is difficult but this...
Zenberry packet on top of luggage

Zenberry Power Packs: Single-Serving & Travel-Friendly

Nutrition at your fingertips A few weeks ago we launched our new single-serving Zenberry Power Packs! The goal was to make it easier for you to bring super nutrition anywhere. Whether it's the gym, the office or a flight to a far-off destination for business or pleasure, Zenberry Power Packs can come along for the ride. Air Travel While the normal bottle of Zenberry travels well it can be tough when you only have a carry-on.  There is always that fear that...
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How to Use Zenberry for Quick Workout Recovery

How to Use Zenberry for Recovery The most important time to consume calories after your hard workout or race is the 30 minute window immediately after you finish.  The body is primed to take up glycogen (the stored energy in your muscles) at this time so don't miss it or you won't recovery quite as well.  What else is important? Studies show that some simple sugars (one of the few times pure sugar is good), a little bit of protein...

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

Hello everyone! The topic today is protein. Yes, this macro nutrient is often the main focus of our western diets but should it get all the attention? Most of us have been raised in a protein-centered culture. One where the main focus of most meals will be the protein on the plate, right? The center piece is always the steak or chicken or fish. Some vegetables for garnish and maybe a tiny side salad. Don’t get me wrong, protein is...

Zenberry Helped Me Ride 975 Miles

I often try to get away to a warm location each winter to get a break from the freezing cold or indoor riding that is required to stay fit as a cyclist in NY.  This year I went back to Los Angeles which is a surprisingly great place to ride a bike. Warm and usually dry, the canyons that jut up from the Pacific Coast Highway leave plenty of climbing to get the body ready for the race season. ...