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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The Endurance Athlete’s Guide to Fueling Early in the Season

You have your race calendar all mapped out with you’re A race and all the little ones that will be part of your training schedule. You have all your gear, your training plan is set, and you’re beyond ready...

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Perform Like a Pro: Power Boosting Leg and Core Workout

ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE THIS IS A MUST READ!!! Bikers, swimmers, and runners… that means you! When I first started competitive running six years ago, I thought the key to success was pounding the pavement for miles and...

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Spartan Race Prep Diary

Hello Everyone, I've started this weekly video blog that will highlight the training/prep leading up to a Spartan Race we will be running in on November 14th. It is also for anyone interested in training here at ENP in general,...

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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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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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Runners Beware! Could Foot Strike Hemolysis Be Causing Your Fatigue?

Over the years I have worked with many athletes, particularly runners, who all have the same complaint: fatigue. Now we all know that anemia is a common problem among athletes, especially females. However, what many may not know is...

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Fuel your body right: How to accurately calculate your energy needs

How much do I need to eat in order to lose weight, gain muscle or improve my performance? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my clients, friends and family on a daily basis. It...

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