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Nutrition


Planning Nutrition for a 70.3 Triathlon

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | By Asker Jeukendrup

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.

The Effects of Taking Sugar Out of Your Diet - Part 2

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | By Bryan Smith

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.

Using Low Carbohydrate Strategies for Endurance Training

Monday, June 29, 2015 | By Jack Matthews

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.

5 Seasonal Foods you Should be Eating

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | By Bryan Smith

Certain superfoods are well known to help endurance athletes increase performance. However, there are number of tasty seasonal foods that can help you fight the stress of training. Put these five foods on your grocery list to help your body stay healthy.

Food Fight: High Carb or High Fat Diet For Endurance Athletes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | By Asker Jeukendrup

There are several different diets that claim to be the right one for endurance athletes. Focused on carbohydrates and fats, these diets each have their proponents and detractors. Nutrition expert Asker Jeukendrup explains why no diet is perfect and how you can fuel your training.

The Effects of Taking Sugar Out of Your Diet

Friday, April 17, 2015 | By Bryan Smith

As an experiment, two endurance athletes decided to remove sugar from their diet for 90 days to see how it would affect their training, mood, and performance. Half way through, here is what they have experienced.

Magnesium: A Critical but Often Forgotten Electrolyte

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | By Todd Parker

Most athletes know the importance of replacing their electrolytes during and after exercise. Sodium and potassium are the most widely discussed electrolytes, but magnesium is often overlooked. Todd Parker explains the importance of magnesium and how to maintain the proper level of this key electrolyte.

Differentiating Between Training and Racing Nutrition Strategies

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | By Adam Hodges, Ph.D.

Nutrition is a key part of both training and racing. However, how you fuel for a session is not necessarily how you should fuel for a race. Coach Adam Hodges explains how to tailor your fueling strategy to get the most from your body.

How to Properly Hydrate Before Race Day

Monday, March 23, 2015 | By Andy Blow

Being properly hydrated before your big event is a key to a strong performance. Follow these guidelines to arrive at the start line in an optimally hydrated state.

Strategies For Optimum Recovery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | By Dr. Rick Kattouf

How you recover from workout is as important as the workout itself. Here, Rick Katouff lays out the basics of recovery with tips and actions you can use in your own training.

How Endurance Training Can Harm Your Teeth

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | By Melissa Mantak

Taking care of your body is necessary for every endurance athlete. However, few consider the health of their teeth. Coach Melissa Mantak reveals how aspects of endurance training can be harmful to your dental health and what you can do to be proactive.

The Basics of Exercise Nutrition

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | By Nick Suffredin

Having the right nutrition strategy can greatly impact your race or workout. Here, sports nutrition expert Nick Suffredin lays out the basics to start fueling correctly.

Hydrating for Winter Training

Thursday, January 1, 2015 | By Andy Blow

Many athletes forget about the importance of hydration during winter training. The tips and steps in this article will help you stay properly hydrated for indoor and cold weather training.

The Benefits of Omega 3 Fats for the Endurance Athlete

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | By Dror Hadadi

Consuming Omega 3 fatty acids can help you perform to your best. Read more to find out why this fatty acid is so important and how to incorporate more of it into your diet. 

What you Should Eat for Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014 | By Nick Suffredin

Thanksgiving dinner usually means plenty of options to pile on your plate. There are many foods you know you shouldn’t have, but there also some good foods you can select. Use the following guidelines to have a healthy Thanksgiving.

Do Weather Changes Warrant Nutrition Changes?

Friday, October 3, 2014 | By Dr. Rick Kattouf

As temperatures fall and the season changes, you also need to adapt your nutrition during training and racing. Read the following suggestions about changes you can make to maintain top performance.

How to Safely Reach Your Optimal Race Weight

Friday, July 11, 2014 | By Jim Rutberg

Weight is often a concern of the endurance athlete and can positively or negatively influence your performance. Here are some tips to help you reach your optimal racing weight in a safe manner.

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