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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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Sports Nutritionists Magna UT

Sports nutritionists provide access to customized nutritional plans for athletes, such as calorie and nutrient needs assessment, dietary analysis, nutritional strategies, and vitamin and supplement review. They also treat clinical issues such as iron deficiency. Read on to learn more and to find qualified sports nutritionists in Magna, UT.

Trent Burrup, D.C., FIAMA, CCEP
(801) 567-0557
1847 West 9000 South, Suite 105
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Reiki, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy

William Danl Jackson, MD
(801) 588-3370
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sheralee D Petersen
(801) 281-4278
5292 College Dr,# 201
Salt Lake City, UT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Wendy Hoyt
(801) 910-5759
1174 E Graystone Way (2760 South), Suite 8, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Andrea Addley RD
(801) 664-2182
1174 East 2760 South, Graystone Office Building #1A, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Russ Barton
(801) 554-1673
896 E. Loredo Drive
Sandy, UT
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Vicki Linton
(801) 571-7348
1007 E. Southfork
Draper, UT
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Claudia Wilson
801-809-9648  
1555 East Stratford Avenue, Suite 400, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Elena Yorgason
(801) 808-3980
1174 E Graystone Way (2760 South), Suite 8, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Kim M Davy-Mcclure
(801) 314-4500
5770 S 250 E,# 310
Murray, UT
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

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BASICS OF NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGY

1. The Raw Material - Calories in Food

All physical activity requires energy, and that energy is provided by the food we eat. Although we often view the bakery stop after a ride as just a pleasant reward, smart eating is essential to enjoying our riding and, for those in competitive situations, optimal performance.

All foods are composed of three nutritional building blocks - carbohydrates, fats, and protein - plus water and fiber (indigestible and without any food value). Carbohydrates contain 4.1 Calories per gram and are the primary energy source for most cyclists as well as athletes involved in short, maximum performance events. Fats are more important as an energy source for slower, endurance events. Protein , is used in maintaining and repairing cells, and is rarely an energy source for physical activity except in certain unique situations (such as malnutrition).

How much energy is in the food we eat (or what is a Calorie)?

Some foods contain more energy per ounce (or gram) than others. Not only does the fiber content (a filler with little or no Caloric value) of foods vary, the energy contained in equal weights of the pure basic building blocks - carbohydrate, fat, and protein - is not equivalent. In the nutritional literature, the energy content of any food is, by convention, expressed in Calories (note the capital "C") as opposed to the use of calories (small "c") or kilojoules (kj) in the scientific literature. The energy of one nutritional Calorie is equal to a kilocalorie (1000 calories - lower case "c") or 4.18 kilojoules.

Carbohydrates and protein each contain a little more than 4 Calories of energy per gram while a gram of fat has more than double the energy value at 9 Calories per gram.

2. Converting food Calories to power your muscles

Carbohydrate Calories supply the majority of the energy for muscles during vigorous activity. Fats are important for less strenuous, endurance type activities. Proteins are, in general, not an energy source for muscle activity.

Carbohydrate is provided to the muscle cell from 1) food you are eating or 2) stored carbohydrate in the form of glycogen in muscle and liver cells. On a normal diet, while fasting, there is enough stored glycogen to support 2 hours of high level exercise before these reserves are depleted and the bonk occurs. These internal stores can be extended with oral carbohydrate Calories. Thus, using carbohydrate supplements for events expected to last more than 2 hours is s smart strategy to maximize your performance. It is best to begin these carbohydrates at the start of the event as they are much less effective when one is trying to catch up after the bonk has occurred. A well trained cyclist will need slightly more than 1 gram of carbohydrate per minute to sustain maximum performance, and oral supplementation (started at the beginning of the exercise, not after glycogen depletion has occurred, at that rate) should b...

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