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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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Girl Stuff 101 for the Male Tennis Coach

Less than 10% of professional female tennis players and only about 25% of female college tennis players are coached by another female. Unfortunately that leaves a whole lot of girls being coached by someone who …

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19 Things You Can Do Right Now To Go Faster in Your Next Race (that are supported by research)

Going faster is more fun, regardless of your fitness level. Whether you’re going for an Olympic medal, or trying to get your half-marathon pace under ten minutes per mile, many athletes are not aware of …

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Nutrition for Tennis in the Heat – video

Tennis is played in a very wide variety of conditions, and quite often in extreme heat. There are a number of challenges when playing in the heat, including keeping your core body temperature down and …

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