Protein is an important part of an athlete's diet. Are you eating enough? Ashley shares some tips on how to incorporate more protein in your diet and shares some recipes that you can make this week!
There is an overwhelming amount of information that can be found about sports nutrition. However, most of that information wasn’t designed with OCR athletes in mind. Two OCR experts weigh in on what you should be eating to fuel your training.
Mas Korima's seeds were planted years ago when our friend Micah True (Born to Run's "Caballo Blanco") created a connection with the Raramuri people - also known to the outside world as the Tarahumara Indians - and with a large community of good-willed runners that met, bonded, and became family, in the magnificent Copper Canyons of Mexico.
Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete. For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.
If are you at all interested in nutrition and exercise, you have come across the term "carb cycling". Essentially, carb cycling incorporates low carb days with carb loading days throughout the week. With the popularity of low to no carb diets, carb cycling is a healthy alternative that still supplies your muscles with the glycogen they need to perform and helps you to stay away from the side effects of no or low carb diets.
Macronutrients consist of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These three nutrients are essential and play vital roles in our body's ability to perform. You may have heard of the "macro diet" or "flexible eating". Both of these plans are based on the foundation of tracking your nutrition and hitting your individualized macronutrient goals each day.
That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.
After testing Q Energy for the past month during sports, activities, intense training runs, and as a mid-afternoon energy boost, I've learned the positive and negative benefits of these convenient self-serving packs
I recently met with Country Archer at Outdoor Retailers this winter and got to try out a bunch of their products. After trying their products I sat down with members of their team to talk about the company, which has been around since 1977, and the products they offer.
My 30-day goal kicked off on January 10 and ran through February 8. Starting weight was 168 lbs, and my target weight was 158 lbs. I was not concerned with BMI, BMR, lean muscle mass, or the size of my waist – my goal was simply to drop 10 pounds with a balanced diet including (2) SmashPacks a day and 30 minutes/day of bodyweight exercises, daily walks or bike rides, and a few short runs per week - How'd I do?