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Dark Chocolate and Espresso - the Perfect Combination

A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that dark chocolate may have a positive effect on athletic performance. Dark chocolate’s exercise benefits are likely the result of a substance called epicatechin – a type of flavonol found in the cacao bean that also increases nitric oxide production in the body.

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Dee Tidwell’s Cycling Training, Part 3: Cardio Periodization

The final segment of Dee Tidwell's Cycling Training Overview is here! Dee ties everything together and discusses balancing cardiovascular training with strength/gym work through the season. Managing intensity and volume is key to having your best season ever and preventing burnout. Your highest volume training periods typically shouldn't contain an overabundance of high intensity work, and, conversely, periods with the most high intensity work should typically be lower in volume.  As mentioned with each part in this series, if building your own training program is more than you want to undertake, or you just want to make sure you have a well-designed, comprehensive plan to best reach your objectives, you can work with Dee himself at

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There’s a New Bean in Town

Like many of you, I awake daily looking forward to a great cup of coffee. It’s no overstatement to call me a coffee snob, although my status as one is interesting since I didn’t start drinking coffee until after 40 and I’m pretty sensitive to caffeine. I'm so sensitive to it that I need to abstain before high-intensity workouts as it sends my heart and respiration rates so high that they limit my efforts. Thus, quality over quantity is my coffee game. Since I don’t drink more than a cup per day, and I’m picky in general when it comes to food and beverages, I allow myself to indulge on beans from boutique, third-wave coffee roasters which tend to be pricey. Some of...

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Start the New Year Fresh by Eating Fresh!

It's a new year and it seems like we can all use a fresh start following 2020 and 2021. One of the best, and easiest ways, to take control and improve your wellbeing and give yourself a fresh start is to improve your diet by focusing on eating more fresh food - no gimmicky diet program required. Fresh food is almost always healthier than processed, mass-produced alternatives This is why we handcraft Enduro Bites daily in small batches - so we can ship every batch directly to you from our kitchen. You can taste and feel the difference since we only use simple, easy to understand ingredients and leave out fillers, preservatives, and common allergens. In the beginning - Silas, Mom, and myself in...

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Beta Red for Indoor Training

It’s the indoor training season for many of us and this often means shorter, more intense workouts. Whether you are Swifting, strength training, or a combination of both, Beta Red Pre-Workout Formula will improve your first workout with it AND help you get stronger over time.  Beta Red’s nitrate-rich beet juice powder increases oxygen delivery to working muscles and we all know that good old O2 can be the limiting factor when it comes to training. Just try holding your breathe for more than a handful of seconds during your next workout if you don’t believe me. Just as importantly, Beta Red’s performance amino acid blend of Beta Alanine, Citruline Maleate, and Betaine supports muscular performance and recovery to let you push further...

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