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How Endurance Athletes Can Benefit from Seasonal Supplementation

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How Endurance Athletes Can Benefit from Seasonal Supplementation

As some triathletes learn the hard way, it’s not possible to be at 100% fitness year-round. Consistency is great, and working hard at the appropriate time is, too. But unless you structure your training in a way that ebbs, flows, and builds to a specific crescendo—whether that’s a marathon, track championship, or FKT attempt—the chances are high that you’ll eventually plateau, burn out, or break down. The solution is a seasonal approach. By focusing on different things at different times of the year, you’ll keep your body guessing and growing, all while elevating your potential as an athlete. And that...

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How Endurance Athletes Can Benefit from Creatine Supplementation

Posted by Mackenzie Lynch on

How Endurance Athletes Can Benefit from Creatine Supplementation

Almost every advertisement for creatine features a buff guy or girl pumping iron. There are plenty of studies to back up the implication of such images: that this supplement can benefit strength and power athletes. But if you’re a runner, cyclist, or triathlete, can creatine supplementation also help you? That’s the question we’ll answer in this article.What Does Creatine Do in Your Body?Creatine is an amino acid that your body produces via your liver, pancreas, and kidneys when you ingest protein. It turns into phosphocreatine when you ingest it in the form of foods like beef, fish, and dairy or...

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How To Know If You Are Overtraining

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How To Know If You Are Overtraining

There are hundreds of athlete and coach quotes extolling the virtues of training hard. We hear stories of star performers going to extremes to capture gold, like Michael Phelps training every day for four straight years in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. So you assume that the same applies to you: if some training is good, then more must be better. The trouble is that most of us aren’t the greatest Olympian in history and we have to also factor work, family, and more into the equation. So while training hard is admirable in theory, you might go...

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NSF Certified For Sport® Explained

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NSF Certified For Sport® Explained

The Ins and Outs of Supplement Third-Party CertificationThere are over 85,000 supplements currently available in the US. 55 percent of American adults – some 255 million people – take one or more daily. And yet there are only a handful of full-time government staff overseeing this vast market – which according to Statista is going to top $39 billion this year – despite an ever-increasing number of news stories on contamination and tainting. The industry is the equivalent of a John Wayne movie, in which the outlaws are many and the sheriffs are few.For recreational athletes, the overwhelming number of...

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5 Ways to Create More Consistent High-Performance Habits

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5 Ways to Create More Consistent High-Performance Habits

Success is rarely the result of random behaviors. Rather, it comes from regularly repeating positive habits with persistence. Here are five ways that you can get closer to your goals and level up in every area of your life by becoming more consistent in your daily routines. 1) Establish Regular Sleep and Wake TimesExcessive alcohol and caffeine. Too much screen time. Lack of sunlight exposure. There are plenty of lifestyle factors that can derail your circadian rhythms. One of the most underrated disruptors is having inconsistent sleep and wake times. If you pulled up the alarm function on your phone...

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