Lauren De Crescenzo rides for the DNA Cycling p/b K4 Women’s Elite Team. The team recently raced at the inaugural USA Pro Challenge Women’s Stage Race. The race has historically been a men’s only stage race; and this was the first year for women. In this blog, she shares the highs (altitude included) and lows of this fiercely competitive stage race. (Photos courtesy of Catherine Fegan-Kim/Cotton Sox Photography) Read More

Hydration is Hard Work!

Friday August 28th, 2015

Osmo athlete and Coeur Sports ambassador, Page Spicer Williams, is no stranger to hard training and racing. And when it comes to hydration and nutrition, she’s had her share of mishaps. Here, she shares her tips on the importance of hydration…..with a little humor;-)

Trust me, I get it.

Hydration is hard work.

And you don’t need to remind me of all of the benefits: increased energy, better recovery, improved endurance, and all-around better performance. When you have a product like OSMO it becomes immediately evident how hydration is supposed to be done.

But for some reason, so many still struggle with it. I’m guilty of my first-world laziness and find eye-rolling statements like the following coming out of my mouth:

“I just forget to do it.”

“I didn’t prep any bottles.”

“I don’t want to have to hold my water.”

“I’m just lazy.”

As I type this, I also want to slap myself. COME ON, PAGE. Get your helmeted-head out of the California clouds and get with it. You’ve finally found a product that works and you’re lucky enough to get to commit a good portion of time each week to training…don’t let it go to waste by not hydrating intelligently!

So, to combat the embarrassment, I’ve made a dummy-proof tutorial that proves setting yourself up for success is ridiculously easy. Unless you can’t open bottles or lids — then you get a free pass.


You’re telling me that in the same time it takes to watch a cat on a Roomba GIF, I could have also set myself up for stellar athletic performance?! Well, if I would have known that earlier, I would have spent those hard-earned five seconds differently.

Or maybe I’ll just spend it futzing with my Garmin settings.

No, no, hydration.

Want to learn more about Page? Follow her on Twitter!

On the Road With Eccles

Monday August 24th, 2015

Osmo athlete, Emma-Kate Lidbury, headed “across the pond” last weekend. Here, she shares some of her packing and travel tips and how it’s never easy! 

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Racing and Recovering

Wednesday July 29th, 2015

Osmo athlete, Emma-Kate Lidbury, shares her tips on how important recovery is between races.

After more than two months away from the race scene, returning with two races in two weeks has been a shock to the system. It was designed this way to kick-start my race fitness and give me an idea of what needs work. With an 8th place at 70.3 Vineman and a 4th place at 70.3 Calgary, I now have lots of answers and lots of data with which to work. Read More

Osmo Recipes, Part 2

Tuesday July 14th, 2015

We’ve gotten rave reviews on the Osmo Protein recipes that we posted a few months ago. So Osmo athletes, Neely Spence-Gracey and Emma-Kate Lidbury have created some new smoothie and protein bite recipes, using Women’s Protein that are easy to make and great tasting. We’re pretty sure you’ll be hitting the “bookmark” button for these.

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What’s In Your Drink?

Tuesday July 7th, 2015

Last year, Dr. Stacy Sims did a blog post about ingredients found in different types of sports drinks and how they can impact hydration and performance. Here’s a repost.

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Athlete Tested….and Approved!

Wednesday June 17th, 2015

Forget wine tasting in California’s most exclusive vineyards…It’s all about the Osmo taste test for our pro triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury. Here she gives you the lowdown on our two new flavors – and gets a little excited while doing so.…
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by Dr. Stacy Sims

More often than not, my clients mention they are using oral contraceptives (OCP) to have regular cycles; or that they have missed periods every other month or so. When they discuss this with their GP or OBGYN, most often they are told they are too lean and are falling into the “Female Triad.” Read More

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We get lots of posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about new ways to use Osmo Protein. So we asked some of our athletes to provide some of their recipes for pre-workout meals, during workout nutrition and post-workout smoothies. We’ve shared some here. So sit back, relax (or copy and paste) and enjoy!

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It was history in the making. For the past few years the Amgen Tour of California held a women’s criterium in Sacramento along with an individual time trial. But this year, a three-day stage race was held, with the first two stages being held in South Lake Tahoe (two days before the men’s race began) and the final stage was an extended circuit race in Sacramento. We headed to Tahoe to support the Velocio-SRAM women’s team and to partner up with the Women’s Cycling Association and USA Cycling.

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