Episode #131: 10 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Indoor Cycling.

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In this February 2, 2011 free audio episode: 10 ways to get more out of indoor cycling, can sugar in probiotics make you fat, can caffeine help you store carbohydrates, is a paleo diet low-carb, what are natural flavors, how to stop getting sick, can protein decrease soreness, is Costco healthy, what do world triathlon champions eat, low testosterone and weight gain, is grapeseed oil healthy, is organic yogurt healthy, Advocare nighttime recovery products, lactose intolerance, and how to figure out what to eat.

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Featured Topic: 10 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Indoor Cycling

In this featured topic I talk with world-renowned spinning instructor Jennifer Sage, author of the instantly downloadable e-book “Keep It Real” and teacher at the “Indoor Cycling Association” . Topic we talk about in this interview and that Jennifer talks about in her book include:

1. The mechanics of pedaling on a spin bike with a weighted flywheel and the huge implications it has on training techniques, cadence and pedal stroke…

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2. Which techniques are applicable to fitness, fat loss, and outdoor riding and which techniques you should sit out, no matter what your spin instructor says…

3. How to select your gear or hill (resistance) and your cadence to best simulate what you do outside, adhering to the rules of “specificity of training”…

4. 13 popular movements that all cyclists (and non-cyclists alike) must avoid in indoor cycling classes, and why…

5. How to increase your climbing skills and strength indoors…

6. How to improve your endurance and maximize fat burning and aerobic base…

7. How to change your program throughout the year (periodize) using indoor cycling classes…

8. A comparison of heart rate training zone methodologies and how to choose which one works best for your specific goals…

9. 13 drills for indoor cycling classes to optimize your technique…

10. 9 high intensity interval profiles to maximize your performance…

…and many more tips on how to make the most of indoor cycling classes!

No more drudgery of riding your trainer alone, no more inappropriate techniques that detract from your riding skills.  Here's to greater fitness and higher performance, both inside and outside! Anybody that is taking an indoor cycling class or spin class, as well as anybody that is teaching an indoor cycling or spin class must read Jennifer's instantly downloadable e-book, which you can get by clicking here. Jennifer also teaches indoor cycling instructors at the “Indoor Cycling Association” website.

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Listener Q&A:

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Sarah has a call-in question about kombucha and kim-chi. Is the sugar eating up by the probacteria in these? can it hinder fat loss goals if not?

Chuck asks: I recently read an article that stated, “athletes who drink caffeine before exercise have 66% more glycogen in their muscles, giving them greater endurance.” I know you've talked about the benefits of taking caffeine on the show before, but what do this increase in glycogen in the muscles really mean? With more glycogen, will that mean the body uses less of other fuel sources, like carbohydrates or fat for energy?

Kai asks: During the last few months you have conducted interviews on Paleo and Low-carb diets. Paleo/Low-carb appear to be good choices for someone who needs to lose weight (more than just 10-20 pounds) to jump start their weight loss. My concern however is how effective is that diet for a fit endurance athlete given the energy system under that approach is fat and not carbs. My concern is if I start with Paleo/Low-carb, lose the weight, then transition to a different diet, that will throw my system completely out of whack.

Jeff asks: What are “Natural Flavors” in food's ingredients list? Thanks, Ben!

Mike asks: Hi Ben, I'm emailing you because I'm finding myself with cold/flu symptoms much more often than ever before. 2 years ago I weighed about 110 lbs more than now (Currently @ 204lbs w/ 10.2% BF) and Ive been within 10 lbs of my current weight for 6-8 months. I lift weights/do cardio for about an hour a day 6 days a week. I eat healthy, staying away from a lot of processed foods and eat around 3,000 cals a day (around 250g protein, 250g carb, 100g fat). This has been occurring over the past 3-4 months, welling very well for a few weeks, then getting a new cold all over again. What can I do to stop getting sick so often? Thanks!

Laurel asks: Since I started using protein, I swear it has decreased my D.O.M.S. by an amazing amount. Is there science to back this up, or am I enjoying the placebo effect?

Howard asks: My wife and I routinely shop at costco(family of four; 3 & 6 yr. old). There a few products we buy that appear to be nutritious but wanted see what you thought. In no particular order:

* Naked Juice – Green Machine
* Nature's Path-Organic FlaxPlus Granola
* Kirkland Organic Carrot Juice
* Cliff Bars (both adult & child)

Thank you for assisting me on our journey to better nutrition and overall health.

Justin asks: I was listening to an interview with Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack and during the interview, he stated his diet was 50% protein, 30% carbs and 20% fat. This seems contradictory to everything else I have read, including Chris Carmichaels's Eat Right to Train Right. Can you describe the reasoning behind using this diet as well as how someone would implement this into their own life and training?

Brian asks: Hello Ben – I have been training and doing endurance events for 9 years. I consistently log all my food & workouts. The only way I can lose weight is by cutting my caloric intake below 2000 per day on 10 – 15 hours of workouts per week. Before my last 140.6 I finally got to 197lbs, I am 42 years old and 6′ tall. I picked up a few lbs. because I cannot keep my caloric intake that low. Recently I had a physical and my Doctor told me after the blood work that I have low testosterone and I need to see a Endocrinologist. After more blood work the Endocrinologist confirmed that my testosterone was low and I needed to go on a patch, gel or a shot every two weeks. My questions are: 1. I am doing two 140.6 and three 70.3 events this year, along with a marathon or two and will this testosterone injection be a problem? 2. My goal is to be at my high school weight of 175lbs because I will be able to qualify for Kona because running with an extra 30lbs isn't easy; could this low testosterone be why I cannot lose weight? 3. What would you do in this situation and should I use a patch, gel or shot?

Gio asks via Facebook: I want to know what u think about (organic) yogurt?

Chris asks: I'm curious about your opinion on Advocare products.  In particular the nighttime recovery.

Robert asks: This is to ask you for your kind advice, this time though on lactose intolerance that I suffer from [lacking hormone lactase]. As I do performance sport [cycling, covered with 16-20 hour of training a week ] and literally love milk as recovery drink, the question remains to be answered is: even though milk sugar wont be metabolized [intolerance] would at least protein be metabolized, hence used as a recovery ? If so, that would be great news, and I can move on with drinking gently amount of milk since those side effects [bloating] is tolerable. Unless you recommend me to abstain from milk totally for various [long-term] negative effects.

Trey Brush asks: I listen and read so much on nutrition recently and I realize the importance. It has never been the biggest priority for me day in and day out. I know this is probably been why I have continued to struggle in many of my long distance races. There seems like so much information and so many things I am “supposed” to be eating and taking. It can become overwhelming. Where would you tell a novice to all of this to begin? What would be some of the basics I should begin to do that might have an impact on someone who has not been intentional in the area?

In my response to Trey, I mention 1. GI Test Kit, 2. the podcast with Tim Monaco, 3. a resting metabolic rate test and 4. the BenGreenfieldFitness Inner Circle.

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9 thoughts on “Episode #131: 10 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Indoor Cycling.

  1. jeff Hoening says:

    Hi Jennifer and thanks for your Keeping it Real book – it got me started confidently in IC class and has totally changed my approach (for the better) in class. Thanks for the IC bike fitting tips you included too. Best in health to you.

  2. ooops, I noticed a mistake in my discussion! I said one still utilizes "anaerobic" metabolism above threshold… but I meant "aerobic" metabolism. Of course anaerobic metabolism takes precedence above threshold! The point is, threshold is not an on-off button for aerobic metabolism.
    Thanks for the opportunity Ben!
    Keepin it Real,
    Jennifer Sage

  3. Chris Hughes says:

    Ben – Thanks for answering my Advocare question. Just as a follow up; Is it just a sleep aid? Or do the ingredients actually help your muscles recover from a workout?

    1. just a sleep aid! For recovery, go surf through the recovery supplements aisle at http://www.pacificfit.net

  4. John says:

    Hey Ben.
    I have an umbilical hernia and am wondering if you know of an less invasive way of treating it other than my doctor's (surgery). If you don't know of a more "natural" way of dealing with this, do you have any suggestions on doing things while I'm laid up recovering from the surgery for the couple of weeks so that I don't lose all my fitness?

    1. John says:

      Saw your email.
      Thanks,
      John

  5. glen says:

    Hi, Ben. I am assuming this is where I ask my questions, now. I feel like I am pursuing the fountain of youth and realizing it does not exist. Relating to raising testosterone naturally other than some of the previous things that you have discussed, what is your thoughts, knowledge of long jack? Does it work and which source and extract is required? Additionally, what is your thoughts on DHEA for men? Thanks, Ben.

    1. Glen, not sure if you listened to this podcast, but for more on testosterone, watch this Friday's post on fitness and nutrition breakthroughs….

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