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VIDEO: Apolo Ohno, Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae

Posted by: on August, 4 2014

Q&A with Olympic World Champion Apolo Ohno and IRONMAN World Champions Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae. Learn how these three world class athletes have been preparing for the IRONMAN World Championships.

Recipe Of The Day: Power Salad

Posted by: on August, 1 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jess Cerra This salad has it all with a variety of veggies, marinated kale, crunchy almonds, sweet pomegranate seeds and a bright citrus dressing. Pile your plate high with this nourishing meal to power up for all of your training. Ingredients 5 ounces chopped kale (about 6 cups packed) […]

Best Beverages For Runners

Posted by: on July, 28 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Liz Applegate, PHD Tea or Coffee Aside from providing a performance-boosting caffeine jolt, both drinks are rich in antioxidants. Studies show that tea drinkers have a lower BMI, waist size, and body fat percentage than those who don’t drink it. Regular coffee consumption may stave off diabetes, heart disease, and […]

“V” May Not Be For Victory

Posted by: on July, 23 2014

Found on Outsideonline.com and written by ERIN BERESINI For years, we’ve been discussing the media’s role in distorting female body image. Dozens of studies have fingered Photoshopped images in women’s emotional, mental, and physical health issues. Well boys, it seems your time has come. The pressure to look good, bulk up, and build a “six-pack,” the supposed […]

Timing Of Nutrition

Posted by: on July, 21 2014

Found on USATriathlon.org and written by Timing of Nutrition By Susan Kitchen When you eat is as important if not more important than what you eat. Timing your meals and snacks is crucial to maximizing your training performance and optimizing body composition. Here are some tips to help you improve nutrient timing. Tip No. 1: […]

Winners of FREE race entries: July Drawing

Posted by: on July, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the July drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Fueling Your Brain For Running

Posted by: on July, 16 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Perform better by taking stuff that makes running feel easier. If you run at any given pace long enough, you will eventually get tired and slow down. Start running at 50 percent of your maximum sprint speed and you might last a few hours, assuming you’re fit. […]

Older Athletes Need To Eat Fat

Posted by: on July, 11 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sabrina Grotewold Omega-3′s help prevent age-related muscle loss. If you haven’t experienced diminished performance, the need for more recovery between hard efforts, or the frustration of just not feeling strong despite consistent training, then you likely will—you’re just not old enough yet. Very few people can continue to excel […]

61 Ways To Lose Weight

Posted by: on July, 10 2014

Found on MensHealth.com and written by Chris Mohr A few years ago, one of my friends at Men’s Health stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He’d somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He […]

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Posted by: on July, 9 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Dimity McDowell At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there’s an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight glasses a day, or not? Drink before you’re thirsty, […]

VIDEO: Inspirational Story Of Rob Jones

Posted by: on July, 3 2014

Watch the great story of Rob Jones.

VIDEO: No Legs, No Arms, No Problems

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

Nick Vunicic is a true inspiration; he has no arms or legs, but makes the most of his life as a brilliant motivational speaker and active sports and fitness enthusiast. Next time you are feeling sorry for yourself after a long day, think of Nick.

VIDEO: Short Ab Workout To Improve Your Core

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

RunnersWorld.com. VIDEO: Short Ab Workout To Improve Your Core

Video: The Science Of Recovery

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

Why is protein for important for recovery.  

VIDEO: The Ultimate Recovery Smoothie

Posted by: on June, 11 2014

Video from RunnersWorld.com on making the ultimate recovery smoothie.

VIDEO: Smart Restaurant Choices

Posted by: on June, 11 2014

Video from RunnersWorld.com on good choices while you’re out to eat.

VIDEO: Spice Up Your Popcorn Snack

Posted by: on June, 11 2014

Here are a few recipes from RunnersWorld on how to spice up your popcorn snack:  

How To Recover From A Half or Full Marathon

Posted by: on June, 9 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Try this “reverse taper” to return to training refreshed and healthy. I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to […]

VIDEO: The Importance Of Sleep

Posted by: on June, 9 2014

Found on Competitor.com Sleep is a critical part of the recovery process and is one area in which we can all improve. In this video Sage Rountree explains how poor sleep can be an indicator of–and contributor to—overtraining. She also discusses why getting the right amount of sleep is essential for peak performance and offers […]

6 Ways To Avoid Stomach Issues While Running

Posted by: on June, 5 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amby Burfoot Bill Rodgers once quipped, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table.” No kidding. Rare is the distance runner who hasn’t had some stomach or bowel distress during a race. And even though marathons aren’t often televised, there have been several famous […]

How To Get Lean, Simplified

Posted by: on June, 3 2014

Found on Ironman.com and written by Dr. Rick Kattouf Achieving your goals is about more than eating healthy, it’s about eating right. Endurance athletes are always looking for ways to get leaner while maximizing their performance and recovery. But, all too often, they also find themselves training more and, at the same time, seeing no […]

VIDEO: The Running Addiction

Posted by: on May, 22 2014

Your son has tested positive….for shin splints.

Winners Of FREE Race Entries: May Drawing

Posted by: on May, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the May drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: Best Core Workout For Runners

Posted by: on May, 19 2014

Found on Competitor.com   In this video, we talk with international movement coach Carl Paoli, author of the forthcoming book “Freestyle: Maximize Sport and Life Performance With Four Basic Movements,” on the best core exercises you can do to hone and perfect your running form. So what exactly is core strength and why is it […]

Juicing 101: Benefits and Ingredients

Posted by: on May, 2 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Leslie Meyers Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and veggies and break out the home juicer. We’ve got your DIY guide to whipping up flavor- and nutrition-packed blends. The old adage “an apple a day … ” seems to have progressed into “a juice a day.” If you want to […]

Don’t Be Hangry

Posted by: on April, 30 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke For better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; and for every time I have to tell my grumpy triathlete to eat a candy bar. Scientists have given us yet another reason to refuel properly after long rides: it may save your relationship. A new study suggests that […]

Winners Of Free Race Entries: April Drawing

Posted by: on April, 21 2014

Winners have been announced for the April drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Stretching The Hip

Posted by: on April, 16 2014

Found on AthletesTreatingAthletes.com In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the side of the hip. This includes the gluteus medius, the IT Band, and the TFL (tensor fascia latae). There are two main stretches for this area. The first is to loosen up the overlying IT Band and glute medius and […]

6 Methods For Reducing Aches And Pains

Posted by: on April, 4 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Here are some tried and true suggestions on how to feel better, faster. Run training can be a pain in the neck. But more often, it’s a pain in the knee, or the hip, or the foot. The most common type of pain associated with endurance training […]

Fridge Raider: Dean Karnazes

Posted by: on April, 2 2014

Found on SI.com and written by Sarah Toland Dean Karnazes’ fridge didn’t always look like a hijacked Whole Foods warehouse. In fact, if you’d looked inside the ultrarunner’s icebox five years ago, you would have discovered a very different inventory than the wild-caught fish, organic fruits and vegetables, and natural energy bars that crowd his […]

Can Caffeine Increase Performance?

Posted by: on March, 31 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli A British study says high doses of caffeine can improve performance by as much as six percent. OK, I admit it. I’m a bit of a caffeine fiend — have been for almost eight years now after never having so much as sipped on coffee, tea, or […]

How Long Does It Take To Get Out Of Shape

Posted by: on March, 27 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Not long, but you can maintain your fitness level with minimal workouts. It’s the runner’s biggest question and worst fear: how quickly can I get out of shape? After putting in hours of training and hundreds of miles, most athletes worry it will all go to waste […]

Going Solo

Posted by: on March, 25 2014

Found on TrippingTheKenyans.com and written by Scott Devine (visit his blog!) So between work being uber-crazy and constantly watching “March Madness” (Go Badgers) in my peripheral vision, my day has been rather hectic. But tomorrow morning I’ll be up at the crack of dawn (funny, whenever someone says or I write “crack of dawn” I […]

Winners Free Race Entries: March Drawing

Posted by: on March, 19 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

New Post Workout Beer

Posted by: on March, 14 2014

Drinking and working out don’t usually go hand in hand, but one Canadian brewing company wants redefine the post-workout drink. Vampt beverage company is planning on launching Lean Machine “recovery ale,” a gluten-free lager with only 77 calories. The drink will be infused with vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes, similar to other sports beverages that replenish the […]

Winners Of The Free Race Entries: February 20th Drawing

Posted by: on February, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

The Inside Of My Calf Hurts. Now What?

Posted by: on February, 19 2014

Athletes Treating Athletes Blog Posterior Tibialis Strain Posted on June 28, 2013 by Leigh Boyle In this installment of our “injury of the week” series we’re going to be talking about posterior tib strains. We’re going to keep the same format we’ve had all along. First we’re going to start off with a review of […]

Reach Your Ideal Race Weight

Posted by: on February, 18 2014

Race Weight: Get Back To Basics By Matt Fitzgerald Published on TriathleteEurope.com Some foods promote weight gain. Snack chips, candy, soft drinks—call these low-quality foods. Other foods tend to prevent weight gain. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains—call these high-quality foods. One would expect people who eat lots of low-quality foods and not a lot of high-quality […]

25 Snacks For Runners

Posted by: on February, 12 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com Do you need a midnight, mid-afternoon, or mid-run snack to get through the day? We know we do. Let’s face it: three square meals are no match for a runner’s appetite. The good news is that eating small meals throughout the day not only silences your grumbling stomach, but can also aid […]

Runner Supplements For Weight Loss

Posted by: on February, 12 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Weight loss may never be as easy as taking a pill, but a few supplements can help you shed fat a bit more easily. If any of the dozens of different kinds of weight-loss supplements on the market worked — I mean really worked — then two-thirds […]

Runners Stretching For The Lower Back

Posted by: on February, 11 2014

Found on AthletesTreatingAthletes.com Stretching pt 10- Low Back In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the low back. This includes the long back extensors (erector spinae), the QL and where the large hip flexor (the psoas) sneaks through to insert on the front of the lumbar spine. The Rules: 1) Stretching […]

Cyclists Honor Fallen Friend In Memorial Ride

Posted by: on February, 5 2014

Found on ABC7.com IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — Hundreds of bicyclists are honoring their friend the best way they know how. They’re taking part in a memorial ride to remember a man who was killed over the weekend while riding his bike. The ride started at Jax Bicycle Center in Irvine and was slated to end […]

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by: on February, 5 2014

This blog was found on Athletes Training Athletes and written by Leigh. We highly recommend you check out this website!! We’re going to kick off our new “Injury of the Week” series with Plantar Fasciitis for a few reasons. The first is that this one gets all of us in some shape or form at […]

O.C. Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver

Posted by: on February, 4 2014

Found on BikinginLA.com More bad news from south of the Orange Curtain, as a bike rider lost his life on Santiago Canyon Road. According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, 21-year old Irvine resident Joseph Robinson was riding on southbound Santiago Canyon in Orange around 7 this morning when he was struck by a car […]

6 Foods To Eat For Better Running

Posted by: on January, 23 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com  and written by Liz Applegate Your noggin is not only responsible for memory and cognition—it also plays a critical role in dictating fatigue levels during a run. And just as fueling the muscles is critical to performance, nourishing the brain with key nutrients boosts its overall function. The result? You feel more alert at your […]

Winners Of Free Race Entries: January 20th Drawing

Posted by: on January, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Gaining Weight While Training For A Marathon

Posted by: on January, 13 2014

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S, R.D. If you’ve ever trained for a marathon, you probably expected to lose weight. And why not? Long runs that last two, three, and four hours burn a serious number of calories. But many runners step on the scale just before race day and discover […]

How To Make A Smoothie

Posted by: on December, 27 2013

Found on superskinnyme.com Behold, the smoothie. A meal in a glass. And not just any meal. A meal anyone can make, no matter how inept in the kitchen or bound by time constraints.  And done right, smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, healthy fats and so much more. Not only can smoothies be […]

5 Tips For Limiting Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by: on December, 23 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Use these tips to balance holiday enjoyment with your needs as an athlete. It’s often said that the average person gains five pounds during the six-week period from Thanksgiving week to New Year’s Day. Actually, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the average […]

How To Refrain From The Holiday Guilt

Posted by: on December, 17 2013

Found on Lava.com and written by Ryan Schneider What’s five pounds of holiday weight gain? I’ll tell you.  In the throes of a never-ending holiday pastry parade, five pounds translates to a multi-layered cake filled with guilt, delight, relief and guilt. With a dollop of guilt on top. I suspect I’m not the only one […]

VIDEO: The “Jimmy V” Speach

Posted by: on December, 16 2013

“Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® Serving as the heartbeat of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, formed by ESPN and Jim in 1993, his words throughout the ESPY speech have never been more meaningful. After being diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 46, Jim dreamed of finding cures […]

Winners Announced: December 15th Drawing

Posted by: on December, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the December 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be in 2014.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS O.C. MARATHON […]

The Most Effective Way To Lose Weight

Posted by: on December, 4 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Forget about fad diets. Follow this simple mantra and watch the pounds melt away. There are a million ways you could change your diet to promote weight loss. The options include eating less carbohydrate or less fat, eating more protein, eating more frequently, eating smaller portions, eating […]

Winners Announced: November 15th Drawing

Posted by: on November, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS XTERRA […]

Winners Announced: November 1st Drawing

Posted by: on November, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS SAN […]

The Debate Over Cortisone Shots

Posted by: on October, 23 2013

From Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Doctors say yes, but it depends on the situation. It used to be that cortisone shots, also known as corticosteroid injections, were considered a wonder cure. Doctors would prescribe them for virtually every injury and they were believed to relieve nearly all pain. Not anymore. “Cortisone shots are […]

Essential Nutrients For Runners

Posted by: on October, 16 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede You probably already know most of us don’t get enough calcium, but did you know more than 77 percent of the general population is also considered Vitamin D deficient? It’s safe to say that many of us can stand to boost the calcium and vitamin D […]

Can You Train When You’re Sick

Posted by: on October, 15 2013

Can you train when you’re sick?  Here’s a video from coach Steve Mackel.  

Winners Announced: October 15th Drawing

Posted by: on October, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS GRIFFITH […]

Race Morning Fuel

Posted by: on October, 9 2013

Race Morning Fuel: 4 hours and counting Found on USATriathlon.com and written By Monique Ryan You have awakened four hours before the start of your long-distance race (marathon, long-course triathlon or Ironman-distance event). Over the past few days, your race taper and carbohydrate rich meals and snacks have pushed your muscle glycogen stores fuel gauge […]

Apples Can Help Your Running

Posted by: on October, 9 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D.; Not only are apples tasty, versatile, and economical at this time of the year, each bite offers a host of health benefits to runners and spectators alike. Yes, there’s science behind the adage that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The widely consumed […]

6 Steps To A Juice Cleanse

Posted by: on October, 3 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Cielestia Calbay Fasting gives your organs a break from all the work they do to digest foods and provides a variety of health benefits.  Shifting gears during down period away from serious training is one of the most important things athletes can do in their training to ensure improvement in […]

Do Energy Supplements Work?

Posted by: on October, 1 2013

Found on LavaMagazine.com and posted by their editors. Both athletes and the common populace look to supplements as a means of getting necessary vitamins and minerals. Even though a majority of these nutrients can be easily obtained through a healthy diet rich in nutrient-dense food, taking a pill or adding powder seems to be a […]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: October 1st Drawing

Posted by: on October, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 1st drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on OCTOBER 15th.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS ROCK […]

10 Post Workout Recovery Drinks

Posted by: on September, 27 2013

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Matthew Kadey You just finished a run on a warm day and you’re hot, tired, and thirsty. Of course you could reach for your favorite neon-hued sports drink, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But runners often forget all the other options out there. In fact, research has shown […]

10 Tips For Eating Out

Posted by: on September, 25 2013

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. Now that school is in session, and your family is likely returning to the daily grind, you might be relying just a bit more on fast food and restaurant fare. But as fall racing season is in full swing, you don’t want to undo all […]

Recipe: Broccoli Soup

Posted by: on September, 24 2013

Found on LavaMagazine by the Lava Editors I always held the assumption that soups were difficult to make. Inevitably they would require many tools, i.e. food processor, stove top and/or slow-cooker, and a ton of ingredients. Only recently, did it come to my attention that a simple soup could be made with just a few […]

5 Keys To Athletic Weight Loss

Posted by: on September, 20 2013

Written by Matt Fitzgerald for Competitor.com Even runners need to lose weight sometimes. But we can’t do it like couch potatoes. As an athlete you can’t pursue weight loss the way the average dieter does, through severe caloric restriction. Calories are energy, after all, and you need a lot of energy to train effectively and […]

Recipe: Lemon Salmon Pasta

Posted by: on September, 18 2013

Found on about.com and by Linda Larson Lemon Salmon Pasta This fabulous recipe for Lemon Salmon Pasta is so healthy and delicious. Serve it over rice pilaf for a recipe fit for company. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups light sour cream 1/2 cup half and half cream 2 tsp. grated […]

Top Foods For Runners

Posted by: on September, 16 2013

Winners Announced: September 15th Drawing

Posted by: on September, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the September 15TH drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on OCTOBER 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS U-T […]

Recipe: Pasta with Corn and Bacon

Posted by: on September, 11 2013

Dress Your Pasta with Fresh Produce (and Bacon!) Use this recipe to carbo-load without tomato sauce. By Meghan G. Loftus If you’ve had enough of standard tomato-sauce-and-pasta carbo-loading, give this recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook a try.  You’ll still get your precious pasta, and assembling the stuff that tops it is almost as easy as heating up […]

Fueling Check List For Race Day

Posted by: on September, 6 2013

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Pamela Nisevich bede, M.S., R.D. What to Pack for Fueling on Race Day Worried you’ll forget something? Here’s a fuel packing list to keep you nourished for your big event. Many people assure me it’s not strange to have a recurring nightmare. They insist they too suffer from such […]

5 Keys To The Pre-Workout Meal

Posted by: on September, 6 2013

Found on nomeatathlete.com and written by Matt Frazier 5 Keys to the Pre-Workout Meal Everyone Should Know What to eat before you work out has long been an area of uncertainty for runners and athletes.  Should we just eat the same stuff we consume during a workout or race?  What about a simple protein drink or […]

5 Benefits Of Avocados For Runners

Posted by: on September, 3 2013

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Liz Applegate Health Powerhouse Fruits by definition, avocados provide more than 20 key nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin E, and brain-boosting choline. They also contain copper and zinc and antioxidant pigments that fight inflammation. All this nutritional might does come at a cost: One avocado packs about 230 calories […]

Runner’s Guide To Reading A Food Label

Posted by: on September, 3 2013

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. How to Read a Food Label Here’s how to make healthier choices by quickly picking out important information from the nutrition facts panel. Like many health-concious shoppers, it takes me a little longer in the grocery store than you might imagine. Coupons? Check. Thoroughly inspect […]

Scientists Suggest Beer After Your Workout

Posted by: on August, 28 2013

Researchers  at Granada University  in Spain have found that beer can help the body  rehydrate better after a workout than water or  Gatorade. Professor Garzon also claimed  the carbonation   in  beer helps to quench  the  thirst and that its  carbohydrate content   can  help replace lost  calories, The Telegraph  reports. The   study  involved a group of students who were asked to […]

Recipe: Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly With Sauteed Bananas

Posted by: on August, 28 2013

Found on LavaMagazine.com and Authors Website People love to bash peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for being too high in fat and sugar, but I would argue it’s a great choice for your lunch-time meal. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is one of my favorite feel-good options combining sweet and savory flavors with a […]

Professional Nutrition Tips

Posted by: on August, 27 2013

Published on Ironman.com and written by Leslie J. Bonci Here’s how Leslie J. Bonci has helped Kona-bound Ward make sure his daily diet is optimized for his training. Eating like an athlete means paying attention to your food choices—both the timing and the quantity. To help prep Hines for the IRONMAN World Championship, we created […]

10 Commandments Of Injury Prevention

Posted by: on August, 27 2013

Published on Competitor.com and written by Vic Brown Following these 10 injury-prevention commandments of endurance training will help keep you healthy and fit. 1. REST AND RECOVER. Include rest days into your training plan by taking a complete break from training both physically and mentally. Get off your feet, rest your mind, rest your body […]

Eat & Drink Away Your Muscle Soreness

Posted by: on August, 26 2013

Published on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Ice baths and ibuprofen aren’t the only ways to soothe painful legs. For runners, sore muscles come with the territory. If you can’t handle tender calves and aching hamstrings, you shouldn’t run. In fact, according to surveys, muscle soreness is one of the major reasons non-runners don’t run. While […]

Recipe: Vegetable Fried Rice

Posted by: on August, 23 2013

Source: Metabolic Cooking Book http://tiny.cc/Metabolic • 2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger • 1 medium onion, diced • 1/2 cup frozen corn or peas • 1/2 red bell pepper, deseeded, diced • 3 1/2 cups previously cooked scented rice • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or to taste, or thick soy sauce, […]

Coffee: The Pro’s and Con’s

Posted by: on August, 21 2013

Published on Triathlete.com and written by T.J. Murphy The debate about coffee’s effect on performance, and how it should be used, continues. It was 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning and I lived in the top flat in a Victorian on Delmar Street in San Francisco. I looked out the window and saw before me […]

Best Carbohydrate Sources For Runners

Posted by: on August, 20 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Here are some ideas for eating and drinking the best carbohydrate sources for runners. Eat (and drink) these items to up your carbohydrate intake and reap their performance benefits. Runners need a lot of carbohydrate. Why? Because your muscles are fueled primarily on carbohydrate when you run […]

More Support For This Natural Performace-Booster

Posted by: on August, 20 2013

Seen on RunnersWorld and written by Amby Burfoot In Beet Juice We Believe The beet-juice-is-good-for-runners story keeps rolling along, often with a curious new twist or turn. The story I’m talking about is probably the biggest performance-enhancing tale of the last five years. At least, if you don’t count A-Rod and Biogenesis, the neutraceutical company […]

5 Pre Race Mistakes

Posted by: on August, 16 2013

The Right Stuff? Five prerace nutrition mistakes—and how to keep them from ruining your big day. Published by RunnersWorld and written by Kelly Bastone; If you’re like many runners, you’ve spent the last few months training for a big race. And as your 5-K, half-marathon, or marathon approaches, you’re probably taking extra care with what you […]

Recipe: Buffalo Burgers With Mushrooms

Posted by: on August, 16 2013

Buffalo Burgers With Wild Mushrooms Recipe By Triathlete.com and written by Jessica Cerra Buffalo is a super lean red meat that doesn’t slack on flavor or nutrition. This recipe uses ground buffalo to make a simple and hearty burger. Wild mushrooms, in season now, round the dish out with an earthy element. Ingredients Burger 20 ounces […]

VIDEO: Setting Baselines

Posted by: on August, 15 2013

Los Angeles running coach and head coach of the Sole Runners Marathon Training programs, Steve Mackel, get his body fat percentage tested at Fit-Fax, with Sarah Lynn, in South Pasadenahttp://Fit-Fax.com. It give you great information to help you eat and train more effectively, which in the end will help you perform better. Understanding your BMR […]

Winners Announced: August 15th Drawing

Posted by: on August, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the August 15TH drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on SEPTEMBER 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS SAN […]

Which Doctor Should You Call?

Posted by: on August, 14 2013

Found on RunnersWorld Some injuries come and go. But for aches, pains, and ailments that keep you out for an extended period of time, it’s best to call in the professionals. These five fields are the most commonly sought by injured runners. While advice from any of these doctors is likely to be sound, starting […]

Black Bean Salad

Posted by: on August, 13 2013

Black Bean Salad Found on Prevention.com  Why it’s a power salad: One cup of black beans contains half you daily dose of hunger-crushing fiber and about 15 grams of protein. But there’s another reason black beans are a dieter’s best friend—studies show adults who eat beans weigh less than those who don’t. DIRECTIONS In a large […]

Recipe: Open-Face Bruschetta Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted by: on August, 5 2013

Found on LavaMagazine.com and posted by the Lava Editors Sometimes I find myself with too much of something and have to be really creative in order to not burn out on whatever food item that happens to be. Summer yields a ton of tomatoes, so accordingly I have all sorts of tomatoes in all shapes […]

Best Post Race Beers

Posted by: on August, 2 2013

Found on active.com and written by Trisha Reeves If you’re like me, just about any beer will do after a big race. But for the connoisseur of inventive branding, the following beers might be right up your alley. 1. MARATHON LAGER BY ATHENIAN BREWERY A Greek beer, aptly named after the traditional Greek race. Owned […]

Recovery Eating

Posted by: on August, 1 2013

Found on Ironman.com and written by by Louise Burke, Head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport  When to pass on the protein shake: A primer on when and how to refuel right. Recovery has become an industry with athletes now having access to recovery centers, recovery experts, recovery drinks and recovery bars. A benefit of this […]

Winners Announced: August 1st Drawing

Posted by: on August, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the August 1st drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on April 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS ITRYATHLON […]

Gorging On Carbs Before Your Race

Posted by: on July, 29 2013

Seen on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Gorging on carbs before a race may not be as necessary as you think. Runners seldom hit the proverbial wall — that is, fall dramatically off their original pace toward the end of a race — in races of the half-marathon distance and less. But it happens […]

4 Sports Nutrition Myths

Posted by: on July, 29 2013

Seen on Ironman.com and written by Leslie J. Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN Even the smartest athletes out there aren’t always smart about what they put into their bodies. As I’ve been working with Hines Ward, who has been committed to nutrition since day one, I’ve been inspired to share some of the common misconceptions about fueling right […]

11 Myth Busting Tips On Weight Loss

Posted by: on July, 29 2013

Seen on FitSugar.com and written by George Doyal 1. Going vegan is a healthy way to lose weight.  “While various research shows that vegetarians and vegans, on average, consume fewer calories and less fat than omnivores (a 2009 Oxford study found that vegetarians weigh 3 to 20 percent less than their meat-eating counterparts, and a […]

Reinforce Your Core

Posted by: on July, 23 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Courtney Baird Strengthening your core is key to reducing injury risk and improving your fitness. Throughout high school and college, I was the type of runner who wasn’t afraid of hard work. If my coach told me to run 18 miles in the brutal heat of the summer, I’d do […]

Are You At Risk For A Heart Attack

Posted by: on July, 22 2013

Are You at Risk for Sudden Death? Why being young and fit may not protect you from a heart attack Found on MensHealth and written By: Jamie Bellavance Heart attacks aren’t just for older, overweight men with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Doctors are seeing patients in their 40s come in with heart disease […]