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Dubai Summertime Fitness

It’s officially summer and the temperatures are reaching uncomfortable highs across the UAE and GCC. But, if done smart, you do not have to give up your training regime through the summer.

Although, through the summer we all want to hibernate indoors until the cooler weather rears its head through the humidity, if you stick to these simple tips, cycling this summer could become beneficial. (more…)

Revolution Cycles Dubai does Sani2C

A hug well done to Stewart Howison and Neil Sleight of team Revolution Cycles Dubai for completing the 2017 Sani2C.

This 3 day stage race leaves from the beautiful Glancairn Farm in Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and takes teams through some of the most picturesque scenery in KwaZulu-Natal and experiencing nature at its best.  The first day was 82km long and ended at MacKenzie Country Club in Ixopo.  Day 2 saw riders spending 96km in the saddle, with the stage ending at Jolivet Farm.  The final day, although a wet and cold start was a 82km stage with the finish line on Scottburgh Beach. (more…)

Hydration for the Summer

Why hydration is important:

Managing your hydration is key to maximising your performance.  Without proper hydration, you not only hamper your performance, but you limit your training gains and prolong your recovery. With 70% of the body made up of water; water is the body’s transport medium between cells.  It allows gases to diffuse across cell membranes; lubricates joints and absorbs heat and aids in regulation of temperature.

When you sweat you not only lose water, but sodium (electrolytes) as well.  Sodium aids in the absorption of water; as such by drinking solely water, this will dilute your sodium levels leading to headaches and fainting.

Thus why the importance of replacing not just water by electrolytes as well. (more…)

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