Posts by Dr. Rick Kattouf


How To Properly Fuel Your Morning 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.


The 3 Best Types of Protein for the Endurance Athlete

  

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.


4 Common Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

  

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.


Strategies For Optimum Recovery

  

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.


Do Weather Changes Warrant Nutrition Changes?

  

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.


The Benefits of Caffeine for Endurance Athletes

  

Caffeine has long been used as an energy boost for endurance athletes. Does a cup of coffee or shot of espresso really help?


Why Athletes Need Carbohydrates

  

Many endurance athletes are moving to a low or no carb diet in order to become more “fat efficient”. Does this strategy pay off or is detrimental to your performance? Read more to find out.


A Guide to Race Day Nutrition

  

When it comes to fueling for training and racing there are many different options available. Let's examine a few different options for fueling your body during training and racing.


Weight Gain During High-Volume Training? How To Avoid the “Endurance 15”

  

The “endurance 15” is the scenario in which an endurance athlete is training many hours a week and actually increases body weight and fat; gaining five, 10, or 15 pounds during their training. These are the factors that contribute to the "endurance 15".


How To Attain Your Target Body Fat Percentage

  

We all choose to workout for many different reasons. Some of the most common reasons individuals choose to lead a healthy lifestyle are to get leaner, lose weight, look better and perform better.


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