Nutrition


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.


The Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice for Endurance Athletes

  

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.


The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Protein

  

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.


Race Preview: IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

  

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships will see the top professional triathletes battling to take the title of World Champion. Best Bike Split Chief Scientist Ryan Cooper breaks down the course, the weather, and the power from top athletes and offers his predictions on who will take home the crown.


The Dangers of Hyponatremia

  

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.


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