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?
Very often people ask me: “How long does it take to return to training after an injury?” Or “How can I get my fitness back?” The frustration is very typical, and rightly so. Months and months of hard work can so easily be undone in a matter of moments. The good thing is you can go back to your previous fitness.
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?