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As a triathlete, my biggest nutrition challenge is making that transition to the off-season. The year I trained for Ironman Wisconsin, that 140.6 mile race was the last of my season and when I was all finished up it was hard to adjust back to a normal diet. I had spent the past 9+ months […]

BY Alex | December 22, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

what you should know about eating in the off-season

off season fueling

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As you’ve likely read, my sport of choice is triathlon. Since 2009, I’ve done about 25 races, ranging from sprints all the way up to the full 140.6-mile Ironman. What I really love about the sport is the diverse range of ages in athletes you see out on the course. There are athletes in their […]

BY Alex | October 11, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Fueling Aging Athletes

fueling aging athletes

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Merriam-Webster defines an athlete as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility or stamina.” There there’s Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike. In high school, if you were involved with a team sport you were dubbed an “athlete”. While the rest were just PE students. The adult […]

BY Alex | July 16, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Defining an Athlete

defining an athlete

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Hydration is essential for athletes, and dehydration can occur at any time in any climate. Even the smallest amount of dehydration can negatively impact athletic performance. A method to determining how much fluid you need to drink during a workout is by measuring your sweat rate. Sweat rate is typically higher in men and in […]

BY Alex | April 1, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

How-To Determine your Hydration Needs

how to determine hydration needs

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Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are very common in endurance athletes. All you need to do is gather a group of long-distance athletes together and bring up the conversations of GI problems. Before long you’ll hear a selection of horror stories of planning training routes with bathrooms available, running with toilet paper, diving into the ditch to […]

BY Alex | March 12, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Code Brown! Exercise-Induced GI Distress

GI distress nutrition

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Popular practice among athletes aiming to build muscle is to pump up their protein intake, with the misconception among gym circles is that “more is better”. Our bodies can eat a lot of protein, digest it and absorb it, but it doesn’t mean it’s all going to build muscle.   Most athletes exceed their recommendations […]

BY Alex | March 6, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Building Muscle – How much protein do you really need?

building muscle protein needs

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I’m a straight shooter. I tell it how it is. As a dietitian and a recreational athlete, these are the things that I wish that every athlete knew and understood in relation to fueling their body for peak athletic performance. There is no “one-size fits all” fueling plan for athletes. It would be so convenient […]

BY Alex | February 23, 2018 | Sports Performance Nutrition

Three Things That Every Athlete Needs to Know

what athletes needs to know

Athlete Eating Guide

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Athlete Grocery Shopping Guide

Race Day: Triathlon Nutrition Planner

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