Sports Nutrition

Why a Vegan Diet Appeals to Athletes

Why a Vegan Diet Appeals to Athletes

Don’t athletes need protein? How can they perform on a no-meat, no-dairy diet? Do they just eat beans at every meal? Wouldn’t so much fiber make for a lot of digestive problems? As unusual or over-the-top as a vegan diet seems, there are ...
The Makings of a Delicious Anytime Smoothie

The Makings of a Delicious Anytime Smoothie

Stop drinking the same smoothie every day! I forbid it. I know smoothies are simple, but sometimes maybe so simple you get into a rut. Mix things up with these fresh ideas for a morning kick-start, post-workout muscle-builder or an anytime meal repla ...
A Vegan Bodybuilder’s Favorite Foods

A Vegan Bodybuilder’s Favorite Foods

When you think bodybuilder, a muscle-bulging, Schwarzenegger prodigy probably comes to mind. Yes, they exist. But bodybuilders and fitness competitors come from all different backgrounds and don’t all look, think, train or eat alike. So you can ...
What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?

What Time of Day is Best for Exercise?

A friend recently posted a question on Facebook: What time of day do you like to work out? Answers varied, but most chose morning as their favorite time to exercise. For many people, getting to the gym bright and early is an ideal start to the day. B ...
Lactic Acid is Not Why You’re Sore

Lactic Acid is Not Why You’re Sore

Leg day? Yeah, you’re going to feel it but not for the reason you might think. It’s an old misconception that lactic acid buildup is the cause of post-exercise muscle soreness. It’s not. But it is the reason you feel a burning sensa ...
What’s With Gallon Jugs in the Weight Room?

What’s With Gallon Jugs in the Weight Room?

At the gym you’ve probably seen the big, beefy guys and fully defined ladies lugging around jugs of water. You know the kind you usually only buy when you’re stocking up for a natural disaster? Well, it may look a little ridiculous, but t ...