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MTB NUTRITION: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

The most frequently asked questions I get from the mountain bikers that I coach revolve around nutrition. What should I eat before my ride? What should I eat during my ride? What should I eat after my ride?

Now let me qualify this article by noting that I am not a qualified nutritionist or dietician.

Any rider wanting more than general nutrition advice should seek advice from a qualified and accredited nutritionist or dietician. Generally speaking a dietician is more highly qualified than a nutritionist.

Sports nutrition and general nutrition is confusing. Reading research papers and articles will leave you in a complete muddle. Low-carb high-fat, paleo, intermittent fasting, keto diet, carb loading – read posts on the net and sure as anything you’ll find many articles and individual views saying that each of these are the next best thing in nutrition. There are three macro nutrients that every human needs, these are carbohydrates, protein and fat. Over time all of these have fallen prey to fad diets, some

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