Is Sugar Bad for Athletes? | Ask Allen

Hi, my name is Dr. Allen Lim. I’m a Sports Physiologist and the Founder of Skratch Labs and this is Ask Allen! A question I get all the time is ‘why is sugar so bad for me’, ‘why will it kill me?’, ‘why are people so scared?’, ‘why sugar? Ah?’. Yeah, sugar is probably bad…

Take a tour with Anna Meares Velodrome

Hi, welcome to the Anna Meares Velodrome. I’m Anna Meares. [music] The gradient of the velodrome has to be seen to be believed. To the eye it looks like a wall of wood but it’s steeped at 43 degrees. And here at the very centre of the banking of the 200 metre line, is where…

The Moment I Found My Sport

I remember the moment I found my sport. I was never planning on competing… in that instant I decided to start training. Running further, faster, faster. Always trying to better my time. I started measuring heart rate, threshold, power. I spent a lot of Friday nights alone in my basement. Balance became important. Core strength…

Athletes Unfiltered

I hate mornings. I am too tired, I am not doing this, I am going back to bed. You’ve gone through all these things in your head. Who am I? What am I doing? Why the hell do I need to do this, you know? I am not a runner. This is not for me.That’s…

Mariana Pajon’s guide to Olympic BMX Cycling

For someone who has never seen BMX, I would describe it as motocross but with a bicycle It’s a dirt track with obstacles and lots of jumps. we never sit down on our bikes and we race 8 riders at a time. The first one to cross the finish line is the winner. The equipment…

Fat Bikes Gain Traction As New Winter Sport

It’s winter. Perfect time to enjoy the snow — on a bicycle? As long as it’s got very big tires. They’re called fat bikes. And because of them, a growing number of cyclists are riding outdoors year-round. They are just novel. I mean, who thinks that you can ride a bike on snow, right? You…