Strength Training: Why Meal Timing Matters

Strength Training: Why Meal Timing Matters

What time is it? Meal time! As an athlete, it’s not only crucial to eat the right foods but to eat them at the right time. Feeding your body properly before, during and after your workouts is an essential component to seeing gains in your performance ...
5 Tricks to Make Lifting Weights Easier

5 Tricks to Make Lifting Weights Easier

No one said building a strong, sculpted body was going to be easy. But the many benefits of weight training (besides donning svelte arms in sleeveless shirts this summer!) have convinced you to start lifting. With dumbbells in hand and many reps ahea ...
Can Superfoods Aid Athletic Performance?

Can Superfoods Aid Athletic Performance?

You may question the validity of superfoods. As an athlete, it’s your job to think analytically. Besides, what classifies a food as “super,” anyway? Superfoods are considered to be nutritionally dense foods, with a superior combination of vitamins, m ...
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Bar Protein Shake

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Candy Bar Protein Shake

Your taste buds may be familiar with the oddly orange-hued, chocolate-peanut butter candy bar that crumbles to bits when you bite into it. Your body, however, is not as accustomed to it. With corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and preservatives crowding t ...
4 Things Every New Runner Should Know

4 Things Every New Runner Should Know

Running takes guts – especially when you’re just starting out. Every other runner on the road seems light-years ahead of you. But the reality is: you’ll get there. Whether you have a marathon on your bucket list or just want to get through your first ...
5 Signs You’re Not Fully Recovered

5 Signs You’re Not Fully Recovered

Do you have a recovery plan? I didn’t think so. Regardless of whether you’re a weekend warrior or training for the Boston Marathon, recovery is an important component of any training program. Without rest, you risk getting injured, falling ill, becom ...