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Choose a workout snack that not only fuels you for a great workout but also is packed full of nutrients. Many athletes reach for expensive sports nutrition products like gels, chomps, gummies, and bars. Although these products are specially formulated to provide the id...

February 5, 2019

The immune system is a complex and dynamic system and has an extremely important function as the body’s defense against pathogens, bacteria, viruses and fungi. Another major role of the immune system is to detect cellular malfunctions such as pre-cancerous cells. There...

July 4, 2018

Determining your Basal Metabolic Rate
To determine your calorie level it is helpful to start with your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) also know as Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) or Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). This is the amount of energy needed to sustain basic physiol...

May 5, 2018

Alcohol does have an impact on athletic performance, but the effect depends on the quantity consumed, genetics, demographics, and exercise being performed. This makes it difficult to make exact recommendations for alcohol intake. However, there are a few things to cons...

April 19, 2018

We live in a world of instant gratification where there is an expectation that we can hack our way into fitness, health, performance, or success. We want to find the easy way to do something without having to put in the work. It should be no surprise that Americans spe...

October 31, 2017

This picture is for a very eating training day or rest day. During the season it is recommended that athletes use the moderate or hard training day. The easy training day is more applicable for an athlete that is in the off-season and during a period of light training...

October 31, 2017

Inflammation is a risk factor for many chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. There are two types of inflammation- acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a normal and short-lived physiological response (lasting minutes to days) to...

October 7, 2017

This picture is for athletes during their season when they need to perform at their peak. Moderate training days are generally described as higher intensity training that lasts for 60 minutes or less, lower intensity activity that lasts 90 minutes or less, or two train...

September 13, 2017

I never thought that I would complete an ultra race. I have always been content with the marathon distance or below. Running any longer than 26.2 miles seemed crazy to me. Why? What is the point? I have been running for 22 years so it may have been inevitable that I wo...