Cycling

  • Issue 8: Nutrition for sports performance

    Get more out of every workout with this compilation of science-backed sports nutrition resources, covering everything from ergogenic aids to keto for athletes.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    2 mins
  • "It's all in your mind" according to World Master's Time Trial Champion, Anne Valta

    World Masters Champion, Anne Valta, wasn’t a champion athlete in her 20s. She had always been competitive but never the best. It wasn’t until a close friend died of lung cancer in her early 50s that she decided to go ‘all in’ on her dream. Here’s her story.
    Edwina Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
    4 mins
  • The ultimate science-backed guide to improving cycling performance with personalized nutrition

    Okay cyclists, listen up. Whether you want to improve your endurance on the bike or build speed, your nutrition matters. A lot. Here’s everything you need to know about optimizing your performance on the bike through personalized nutrition.
    Kim McDevitt, MPH, RD
    20 mins
  • Plant-based eating for cycling performance: does it work?

    With health experts praising the health benefits of plant-based eating, more elite athletes are turning to plants for long-term health benefits and athletic advantages (such as leaner body composition, improved tissue oxygenation, and reduced oxidative stress) to boost cycling performance.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • Can e-biking improve cycling performance?

    E-bikes have become a popular choice for many but do they actually make you a better cyclist? World Masters Time Trial Champion, Anne Valta, explores the research on e-biking for improving performance and recounts her own experience as a skeptic.
    Anne Valta, Elo Health Coach
    5 mins
  • The best supplements for cyclists based on biomarkers

    Confused about the right supplements for optimal cycling performance? Rest assured, you’re not alone. Navigating supplements can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to balance health and performance. As it turns out, your biomarkers can be helpful for determining which supplements you may (and may not) need to cycle at your best.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    15 mins
  • The best nutrition recovery products for cyclists, according to experts

    Whether you're an elite cyclist or a newbee, post-workout nutrition is almost just as important as your training plan. Recover faster after a hard bike ride with these expert-approved nutrition products.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • Elo founders tried ProLon® fasting mimicking diet. Here’s what happened.

    Intermittent fasting is all the rage right now. Whether you're into 5:2, 16:8 or have your own protocol, people are increasingly turning to fasting to shed those pesky pounds and improve their metabolic health. ProLon® offers a fasting-with-food solution that piqued the interest of Elo founders, Ari Tulla and Tapio Tolvanen. Read on to find out what happened when they tried ProLon®.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • How to lose weight without killing your cycling performance

    Balancing cycling performance and weight loss can be tricky. Sure, being lighter can be helpful for hill climbs, but not if it comes at the expense of muscle mass. Here are 7 science-backed strategies for losing weight without losing muscle (and killing your cycling performance).
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    10 mins
  • Does going keto improve cycling performance?

    The ketogenic diet is hotter than ever and now, several athletes are opting to follow this very low carb, high fat and moderate protein eating approach. But does it hurt sports performance? We took a look at the latest research on keto for cycling performance.
    Elle Penner, MPH, RD
    5 mins