Sports Nutrition Supplements for Teenage Athletes: What’s Safe and Effective?

Are you a parent of a teenage athlete who wants your child to become faster and stronger but not at the expense of their health? Sports nutrition supplements are usually the first go-to to reach these goals.   There are key...

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Sports Nutrition: What Should I Eat Before A Game or Competition?

The sports nutrition you give your body before a game or competition can make a big difference in your performance! Being a student athlete is hard work- you have to balance school, practice, games and maybe even a job. Eating...

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Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Sweat Rate

You don't have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It's this time of year that I ask myself why I even bother showering.  I sweat just standing out there!  I guess it's the price...

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Becoming More Than Just a Number: My Journey with an Eating Disorder

I have been playing sports since the age of four; being an athlete has always taken up a large portion of my identity.  I remember growing up wanting to be a professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.  In my room,...

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Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Because I am a woman of my word, today I write to you (on a much more scientific level) about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in athletes.  You know from last week's several paragraph rant that the high-fat/low-carb diet...

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Training Low: My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years.  The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs as possible (less than 50 grams...

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Summertime Hydration for Athletes

In case you haven't noticed, it's hot, so proper hydration is a must!       Summer weather is officially here in South Carolina! By summer weather, I mean humidity. Gone are the days of being able to walk outside...

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Increase Power, Performance & Endurance with Plyometrics Training!

Want a strong, nice looking butt? Who doesn't?! Plyometrics training is nothing new and has been used for decades in the sports training world. However, it is just coming to light in the world of armature athletes and everyday gym...

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Muscle Building Myths Debunked!

Myth #1: “I thought I was only supposed to lift heavy for 1-2 reps?” Truth: More repetitions with lighter weights can build muscle as well as heavier weights; assuming they are done to the point of fatigue. Fatigue is the...

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Prepping For Success

Have you ever heard the old adage that you can’t out train a bad diet? When it comes to fitness, reaching your goals is about 10% the time you spend in the gym and 90% the time you spend...

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