Training in the summer heat? What do you reach for to stay hydrated and fueled? When it comes to staying hydrated, knowing when to reach for plain water, an electrolyte supplement, or a sports drink can dramatically impact your performance. But what’s the difference? And does it matter? The answer is a resounding “YES”, and […]
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 wants to avoid. But even more importantly, sodium is directly responsible for muscle contraction including
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 even bother showering. I sweat just standing out there! Unfortunately, we can’t stop the sweating.
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 Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern, where she shares how a
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 within the past few years. The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs
Fueling early on in the season requires a different approach for endurance athletes, than the middle and late season. A solid sports nutrition plan can make or break your performance. 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.
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 out afterwards, and nothing else (except a 20-mile bike ride on Sunday… that was
Melting in the summer heat while training? Learn key tips for heat acclimation, for safer training and better performance for elite athletes. Chris Giblin with Men’s Fitness Magazine explains how heat acclimation training can help boost fitness performance in his article, The Heat Wave Workout: How to Train in Hot Weather. A study performed at
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, not just for a race or competition. Hope you enjoy it!
Proper hydration in the summertime is a must for athletes! 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 about sweating through your shirt. If you are an athlete, these conditions can be extremely dangerous. Here, I