Endurance athletes are constantly searching for new methods that will help them to train more effectively. Coach Lynda Wallenfels explains the many benefits of tart cherry juice and gives dosage recommendations for maximum effectiveness.
Along with carbohydrates, endurance athletes need protein to stay healthy. Coach Taylor Thomas explains why and how much protein you need, the different types, and how protein intake may be beneficial during your training and racing.
Low sodium levels, known as Hyponatremia, is more common that many athletes realize. The effects range from a decrease performance to potentially fatal if left uncontrolled. Learn more from hydration expert Andy Blow about this condition and simple steps you can take to avoid it.
Coffee has long been known to help boost performance in endurance sports. However, many athletes worry that coffee will actually dehydrate them and cause more harm than good. Andy Blow, founder of Precision Hydration, digs into the facts about what coffee does, and does not do.
There is a lot of confusion around how well some drinks hydrate and how detrimental other drinks are. Sports scientist and founder of Precision Hydration Andy Blow explains the latest research on beverages ranging from tea and beer to milk and hydration products.
Every endurance athlete knows the importance of staying hydrated in training and racing. However, staying hydrated is more complicated than simply drinking water. Hydration expert Allen Lim discusses the mechanics of hydration, the performance effects of proper hydration, and more.
Recovering well from a workout is as important as the workout itself. The need to get in the right nutrients is the same whether you prefer whole foods or smoothies. These three recipes will help you replenish your system to be ready for the next workout.
Morning workouts are a staple for many endurance athletes. However, whether to fuel up before a workout remains a highly debated topic. Dr. Rick Kattouf gives his take on what endurance athletes should do to get the most from their morning workout.
Training for your marathon means more than just putting in miles. Having your nutrition plan dialed in, for pre, during, and after the race, is equally important. This guide from sports nutrition expert Asker Jeukendrup will help you create the right plan for all aspects of your race day nutrition.
Recently, beetroot juice has become popular as an ergogenic aid amongst endurance athletes. However, does the science back up the claims and can it really help you get faster? Chief Physiologist and Head Running Coach for BASE Tri Fitness, Kevin Schill, M.S. helps you understand how it works and if it may be beneficial for you.
Protein plays an important part in the nutrition intake of an endurance athlete. Dr. Rick Kattouf details three different proteins, their benefits and guidelines for how much protein endurance athletes really need.
Winter is a particularly difficult time for endurance athletes to remain healthy. These tips from coach Jim Rutberg will help you avoid coming down with a cold or the flu and help you lessen your time on the couch if you do get sick.
Some athletes struggle with gaining weight while training for endurance events. This condition, known as Metabolic Syndrome, can be managed in order to still achieve your goals. Coach and author Gale Bernhardt gives her account on one athlete that she was able to help overcome MetS.
During the holidays, it can be difficult to avoid putting on a few extra pounds. Avoid these four common weight loss mistakes outlined by nutrition expert Rick Kattouf in order to be successful.
Continuing from Part 1 of this series, learn the proper dosages, formulations, and possible drawbacks to using common baking soda as a training aid.
Hydration is a critical component to performing your best, especially during the hot summer months. Learn more strategies about you can stay hydrated from coach Richard Rollinson.
Can a simple product found in any grocery store help your performance by up to 3 percent? Molly Bresslin investigates the use of sodium bicarbonate, or simple baking soda, as an ergogenic aid.
Nutrition plays a big role in your success on race day. Learn from nutrition expert Asker Jeukendrup the basics to creating the right plan for you.
In Part 2 of this series, Bryan Smith gives the results of his experiment on the effects of taking sugar out of an athlete's diet, and tips for athletes who may want to try this experiment themselves.
Changing your diet based on your training for the day may help you achieve better results. Nutrition expert Jack Matthews explains why you may want to consider restricting your carbohydrate intake before some sessions.