Triathletes

Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Electrolyte Needs for Endurance Athletes

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 wants to avoid. But even more importantly, sodium is directly responsible for muscle contraction including …

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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 even bother showering. I sweat just standing out there! Unfortunately, we can’t stop the sweating. …

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

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 Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern, where she shares how a …

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

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 within the past few years. The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs …

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - The Endurance Athletes Guide to Fueling Early in the Season

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

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. …

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Perform Like a Pro - Power Boosting Leg and Core Workout

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 out afterwards, and nothing else (except a 20-mile bike ride on Sunday… that was …

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Training Guide-Heat Acclimation

Training Guide: Heat Acclimation

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 …

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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, not just for a race or competition. Hope you enjoy it!

Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Summertime Hydration for Athletes

Summertime Hydration for Athletes

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 …

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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 rats. Do you know about it? Watch this video to learn how plyometrics training can …

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