The CPTIPS website began as an on line version of my book on cycling
nutrition, BICYCLING FUEL. It has grown over the years with the
addition of links to appropriate websites, questions and comments from readers,
and extracts of pertinent articles. I hope it helps you to improve your
cycling performance - and please take
a second to send
any comments or questions to me.
A knowledge of the basics of performance physiology will help you
understand the rationale behind an effective training program. This section
starts with basic cell metabolism, explains the musculoskeletal system,
and finally reviews the cardiovascular system whihc delivers the oxygen and
glucose that fuel your performance.
Understand the physiology behind the conversion of what you eat
and drink into energy to power the muscles. An understanding
of the basics will help you in "tweaking" a personal nutritional
program to maximize your performance.
The body not cooperating with your training program? Your mood being impacted
by your training? Aches, pains, or unusual symptoms developing? This section
covers a few of the more common health problems as well as
a miscellaneous odds and ends related to the relationship of exercise and