Nutrition


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How to Avoid Muscle Cramping During Exercise

  

It is estimated that the vast majority of athletes have suffered from cramping at some point. Here are some theories on what causes cramp, and tips on how to avoid muscle cramping during exercise.


Caffeine: How it Works For and Against Your Performance

  

Plenty of athletes rely on caffeine to help power them through their busy schedules. Studies show that coffee can have positive health benefits, but there are caveats to just how much and how often you should hit that Starbucks.


How to Optimize Your Recovery by Hydrating Properly

  

When you are in heavy training, you need to pay extra attention to your fluid and sodium intake post-exercise in order to recover properly and prepare for your next workout.


Stop Counting Calories If You Want to Lose Weight

  

For many endurance athletes, calories in do not equal calories out. If you have trouble losing weight despite heavy training and a restricted diet, the problem may be in what and when you’re eating and not how much.


A Periodized Approach to Carbohydrate Intake During Training and Racing

  

While a restricted-carbohydrate diet can have training adaptation benefits, a periodized approach to carbohydrate intake allows you to fuel for the work required, optimizing both fat metabolism during training and your race-day performance.


Why Carbohydrate is the King for Endurance Performance

  

Whatever race you’re about to take on— loading and refueling with carbohydrate is key for performance.


4 Hydration Tips for Cold Weather Endurance Training

  

Chilly outside? You’ve still got to keep those fluid levels up. Here are four tips for keeping hydrated during those cold weather training sessions.


Glycogen Primer: What it is and What it Means For Your Performance

  

Most endurance athletes have heard at one point or another the importance of replacing their glycogen stores after a workout. Here's what glycogen is, and its role in performance and recovery.


Your 14-Step Guide to Weight Loss During Base Training

  

Now is the right time to shed some weight slowly and smartly so you can hit race season in peak condition.


Best of the Best Part 5: The Top Nutrition and Recovery Articles of 2016

  

Dial in your wellness knowledge heading into 2017 with our top nutrition and recovery-related content over the past year.


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