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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hey everyone! A little late on posting the Week #2 training blog (we had some technical difficulties) but here it is in all its' glory! Starting to feel stronger and see some progress, I won't give to much away...