Nutrition is an essential piece in endurance training for both males and females. Better recovery, increased performance, sustainable training focus, etc. are heavily dependent on proper nutrition. No surprise though, nutrition for women is somewhat different.
Sleep is a fascinating and mysterious activity that we all go through. In our daily life, we hear over and over again how important sleep is, but do we really take it to heart? Most importantly, are we aware of the sleep cycle?
Intermittent fasting (IF), along with keto diet has exploded as a weight loss solution for the last few years. Just like any other diet, it has its own pros and cons. For a sedentary person, it can be an effective way to stay healthy but is it the right choice for endurance athletes?
Keto diet is a hot topic these days. Everywhere I see loads of posts from people trying Keto diet for various reasons. A lot of people are pretty bullish about keto for endurance athletes and sometimes are trying to influence others taking this on. But is it the “magic” solution for athletes?
Metabolism is a funny thing and very individualistic. Ever noticed how some people can devour a whole bowl of ice cream without gaining weight and your waistline increases after just a couple of spoons. The answer lies with metabolism. So, increasing your metabolism is a key aspect.
In the endurance sports world, “Protein” has become a buzzword. What makes the protein for endurance athletes topic is so confusing is the myths, misconceptions and the usage surrounding this vital element. The opinions are never-ending, from elite coaches to professional athletes and such polarized opinion is only making us confused to figure out what’s right for us as an amateur athlete.
Most often when we talk about health, we tend to consider the physical aspect of it. Very few of us actually think about the other side of the coin, the mental health. In reality, all of our aspirations depends on how well we can move past our mental blocks.
Carbohydrate intake has always been a focus of controversy. Should I take them or not? Will it affect my performance? The fact of the matter is Carbohydrates are essential for an athlete and that is where sweet potato comes in.
For any athlete, recovery plays a vital role to improve performance. Contrary to what you may have been led to believe about whey protein, it is not the ultimate recovery food.
What if I tell you that exercise isn’t the best or only solution for your weight loss. How would you react? Surprised? Curious? In disagreement?