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

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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 and not worry...

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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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