I love trying really freaking hard. I love digging deep, tapping the last reserves, and emptying the tank as I push my limits physically and mentally on the rock. I pursue climbing as a way of life because I enjoy exploring new places, meeting fellow adventure enthusiasts, and playing in the great outdoors. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sport Nutrition at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. My goal is to help athletes use nutrition to maximize their health and performance. Through my studies, I have grown aware of the past inadequacy of my own dietary practices as well as the widespread acceptance of an unhealthy approach to food, diet, and weight throughout the climbing community....
With offseason still here for most of us and event schedules in the state of flux due to pandemic restrictions, Coach Matheny gives valuable tips on how to best approach your training. Whether preparing for mountain biking, road racing, or triathlon, these recommendations will help you maintain training flexibility when you're not sure when your next event will happen.
Beta Red is our beet-based, pre-workout performance drink mix made from beet juice and key amino acids to boost cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, running, swimming, and skiing performance. Designed to maximize training and race performance by increasing aerobic and anaerobic efficiency,
I regularly receive questions about how to best incorporate all of our products for maximum effectiveness. While there’s more than one way to do so, based each individual’s situation, I thought I’d give my daily routine as an example.
Training only on the bike can bring about structural weaknesses. If we're lucky, these can be inadvertently addressed by activities we chose to do off the bike. If not, they require the eye of a good coach to diagnose and address. Either way, the offseason is the best time address them. Coach Matheny also mentioned that unless you're a pro athlete with virtually unlimited training time, you're usually better served by addressing weaknesses for at least a portion of your off-season, and how it's easy to get addicted to putting in big miles and end up not ever being recovered enough to do quality intensity workouts to really increase your performance.