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Training Myths (Introduction)
Here are 10 common bicycle training ”facts” that are often fiction.
eat for two hours before you exercise.
Just the opposite.
Exercise demands food to fuel the body. Tour de France riders average 750
calories per hour while riding.
Sure, if you are racing intensely on the track or a
short criterium you won’t eat just before your event. And yes, fats slow your
gut, so you’ll want to avoid heavy meals just before hard exercise. Otherwise,
you need calories before, during, and soon after riding.
2. Salt is bad for you.
3. If your urine is clear, you’re hydrated.