Nutrition: Page 58

We cover nutrition tips and advice to help you improve your running performance and keep you on track to meet your wellness goals.

New Book “Racing Weight” Gets Runners Healthy

Competitor.com’s own Matt Fitzgerald authors the groundbreaking book. In a recent New York Times interview Matt Fitzgerald, author of Racing Weight, discusses how losing a healthy amount of weight will increase running efficiency and performance. The article looks at the idea from a practical perspective, taking in to account the medical pros and cons of […]

Speed Lab: Sports Drinks’ Flavors Might Influence Performance

Can the flavor of your sports drink have an affect on our athletic performance? Tim Mickleborough explores the topic. Written by: Tim Mickleborough, PhD Dear Speed Lab, Do you know if a change in sports drink flavor during exercise can affect exercise performance? I know that Speed Lab has previously discussed the influence of carbohydrate […]

Sports Science Update: New Superfood Enhances Running Performance

Algae superfood is shown to increase fat burning and antioxidant protection during prolonged running. Spirulina is microalgae, powdery and brilliantly green, that is touted as a “superfood” because of its nutrient profile, which includes a lot of protein, vitamin B-12, the essential fatty acid GLA, beta-carotene, iron, and other vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. It is […]

Study Finds Milk Is Best For Hydration

Choosing what to drink during and after exercise is important for staying hydrated, especially in the hot summer months. And you might be surprised to learn that milk is the latest sports drink lapping up attention in the fitness world. A review published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition late last […]

Matt Fitzgerald Talks About His New Book—Racing Weight

Competitor.com’s Matt Fitzgerald sat down for an hour with LetsRun.com to answer questions and discuss his new book Racing Weight. Matt hits on the major points of his new book and answers some interesting, and at times controversial, questions sent in by runners about their diets. Click the play button to listen to Matt’s talk […]

Racing Weight—A Diet Book For Endurance Athletes

Competitor.com contributor Dave Trendler interviewed author Matt Fitzgerald about his new book Racing Weight. Fitzgerald’s new book offers sound advice for endurance athletes on how to control your weight for optimal performance. Learn more about Racing Weight at VeloPress.com

Enjoy Real Food And Higher Performance With New Book: The Athlete’s Plate

The Athlete’s Plate: Real Food for High Performance debunks the myth that busy athletes lack the time to fuel with real food. Fuel-starved endurance athletes are notorious convenience eaters, scarfing pre-packaged products and expensive prepared foods that offer a quick fix for their ravenous appetites. But these food products and supplements leave athletes under-nourished, delaying […]

Racing Weight: How To Get Lean For Peak Performance

There are lots of good books on endurance sports nutrition. There’s Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, by Monique Ryan; Nutrition Periodization for Endurance Athletes, by Bob Seebohar; Performance Nutrition for Runners, by yours truly; and many others. Most of these books contain a chapter on weight management. But body weight and body composition are such […]

Know Your Sports Drinks

There are now several distinct types of sports drinks available for athletes. Be sure to use the right product for your needs. In the old days, sports drinks were sports drinks. Sure, there were many brands, but their formulas were very similar and each was marketed for general use before, during and after all types […]

Sports Science Update: Dehydrated? No Sweat.

A new study suggests that the fitter you are, the less hydration matters. It is well known that dehydration detrimentally affects exercise performance and increases thermoregulatory strain during exercise – at least in the exercise science laboratory. But in the real world, athletes routinely experience moderate levels of dehydration in training and competition without any […]