The 33Fuel Blog

How to cycle faster downhill
For cycling success no stone is left unturned. Diet is optimised, training is blitzed and kit fettled. Yet technique for cycling faster downhill and in corners is often overlooked. With a world of free speed on offer and all for no extra physical effort you can easily harness the twin powers of momentum and gravity [...]
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Why are all these athletes puking the same colour?
Time for some sports nutrition fun as we ponder the biggest questions in endurance sport, including just why this random selection of endurance athletes are all sharing a frighteningly similar colour of vomit…A quick warning before we proceed. This piece contains graphic images, and is best not read while eating.Below you’ll see a variety of [...]
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How to race and train in the heat
You may spend your wet winter sessions dreaming of blue skies and sunshine, but training and racing in the heat has its own challenges - and the higher the mercury rises, the harder they get. Excess heat is a huge (and avoidable) cause of underperformance. Fortunately, with a little simple preparation you can hammer your [...]
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How ordinary sports nutrition got stuck in the 80s
The 80s had it all. Tie-die, neon, synth pop, hair metal and eurodisco and, for the first time, exercise became a thing for everyone. Joggers pounded pavement while road biking, mountain biking, marathons and triathlons hit the mainstream. Here, sports nutrition was born. Sport has come a long way since, yet ordinary sports nutrition is [...]
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Endurance: How smiling improves exercise performance
If we’re smiling when running it not only shows that we’re enjoying ourselves, it could also help us perform betterIn a recent post on training motivation, 33Fuel co-founder Warren melded a quote from Irish endurance legend Gerry Duffy - “You don’t have to train, you get to train” - with the Latin phrase ‘memento mori’, which means [...]
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