Tag Archives: sports nutrition

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Train to Pace, Win the Race?

Train to Pace, Win the Race?

Go hard or go home. PR or ER. Ever heard one of these irrational war chants as you toe the start line of a race? Of course, you should push yourself; it’s a race. But if you haven’t prepped your muscles to “go hard,” you’ll end up going home with you ...
3 Herbs for Fitness Fanatics

3 Herbs for Fitness Fanatics

Which supplements are tucked in your gym bag? Maybe protein powder, BCAAs, glutamine and a multivitamin? Chances are, herbs aren’t part of your daily regimen—though there are plenty of reasons why they should be. Support from Mother Nature herself, h ...
How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

How to Choose the Right Protein Powder for You

Having a protein shake is supposed to be a quick, mindless way to get the nutrients your body needs. Yet, somehow, finding the right protein powder to shake is a testament to not only your nutrition knowledge but your patience, as well. Sorting throu ...