Hydrating When It’s Cold

Do you think hydrating isn’t as necessary when you’re exercising in cold weather? This video explains why proper hydration is even more important in the winter months, and how to calculate your needs. It’s common to think you don’t need to...

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Electrolyte Needs for Endurance Athletes

Understanding electrolyte needs is a big topic among the endurance athlete community, and for those just getting started in events such as triathlons and marathons. Low blood sodium, or hyponatremia is the main cause of muscle cramping, which every athlete...

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3 Hacks to Eliminate Piriformis Syndrome Pain

In this video clip, I demonstrate 3 easy ways to release tightness and eliminate pain from Piriformis Syndrome. Piriformis Syndrome is something that I personally struggled with from having two kids, and it's very common in athletes, runners, hikers, weight...

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

Have you considered what your sweat rate is, and how it can easily cause dehydration? 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...

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A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Training on a low-carb diet? Learn the science behind why high-fat / low-carb diets fail to support endurance athletes. Let's review on a more scientific level about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in endurance athletes. Also, check out this post by Guest...

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

Guest Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how a low-carb diet impacted her performance as an endurance athlete. As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet...

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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 was a triathlete, I thought the key to success was pounding the pavement for miles and miles, stretching and rolling...

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Improving Your Distance Running: Lift More than Just Your Feet

Wondering how you could cut down the time in your next half marathon? Try resistance training! Now we know what you might be thinking “well I can’t lift weights because it will just make my time slower!” The truth...

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Sports Nutrition for Runners

You’ve purchased those running shoes and all the other necessary gear for taking on those trails and running paths, but one component that can’t be overlooked is nutrition.  Quality nutrition plays a huge role when it comes to performance...

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