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Nutrition from Winter to Spring (video)

Nutrition needs for athletes are greatly affected by things like temperature, humidity, altitude, and the length of the workout or race, as well as by the amount of time spent acclimating in a new environment. …

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What’s your running economy? A tale of two runners

TL,DR: Running efficiency refers to a measure of how much oxygen you need to run a given pace. This can vary greatly among individuals, and we can measure it in a lab. The three main …

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Here’s why you need a nutrition plan for your next race

  “I’ll just eat when I’m hungry and drink when I’m thirsty.” This is the approach that many endurance athletes, at all levels, take with their fueling. While it may seem sensible at first, there …

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Fat Burning – Why It’s Overrated for the Competitive Endurance Athlete

People often say that fat is your body’s preferred fuel source for endurance sports. This has led to somewhat of an obsession among cyclists, runners, and triathletes to work on improving their fat-burning ability by …

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Forward Thinking (part 2)… The next steps in your strategic carb intake

This is the second installment of a series on how strategic manipulation of your carbohydrate intake can lead to better training adaptations, and in turn better performance. If you haven’t seen it yet, I would …

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Forward Thinking… Daily carbohydrate periodization for athletes (part 1)

Among the most interesting, exciting, and perhaps groundbreaking areas of sports nutrition over the past ten years or so has been the research looking at the strategic manipulation of carbohydrate intakes in order to maximize both …

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Female Sports Nutrition – lecture highlights

Many aspects of sports nutrition are the same for both males and females, but there are a few key differences that every athlete, coach, and health practitioner should be aware of. For example, ideal exercise …

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Tennis in the heat? You might be doing it wrong

Spending the day at a college tennis tournament reminded me not only how much of an effect the right choices can have on how we feel (and play) in the heat, but also how many …

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Win the rain delay and win the match!

Anyone who has been around competitive tennis tournaments would know that matches rarely go on at their scheduled times, and making matters far worse can be the dreaded rain delay. With the rains of Wimbledon …

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Travel like a pro and score a winning advantage (part 1 of ?)

Most people are familiar with the term home field advantage, but how many have ever stopped to think about just what that means? It goes far beyond playing in the comfort of your own field …

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