Go Harder In Cycling Class
The secret: Hydropower.
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Cycling is an aerobic activity, so the primary means of generating energy in that setting is oxygen, he adds. If you can’t get enough of it to the muscle, you can’t create the same amount of force. “The ideal time to start drinking is when you’re not thirsty, because once you start feeling like you need water, you’re already dehydrated,” he says.
Berenc suggests you come to class hydrated and well nourished, and aim to drink three to eight ounces of water every 15 minutes during a session lasting up to one hour. If you need extra nutrition, add an electrolyte tab like Nuun to your bottle to replenish your energy reserves, Vaziralli says.