- Bonk-Proof Fueling
- Nature's Sports Drink
- DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY: WHY EXERCISE MAY REDUCE DEPRESSION
- ARE TWO PROTEINS BETTER THAN ONE?
- 5 WAYS TO PREVENT GI PROBLEMS FROM RUINING YOUR NEXT TRIATHLON
- CAN YOU IMPROVE POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO THROUGH CRASH DIETING?
- COULD YOU BE LOSING MUSCLE INSTEAD OF FAT? (HERE’S HOW NOT TO DO THAT!)
- HOW DO OLYMPIC ATHLETES EAT?
- THE POWER OF PASSION
- FEAR OF FRUCTOSE
- CONSIDER NUTRITION WHEN CHOOSING WHICH MARATHON TO RUN
- GIVE YOUR PERFORMANCE A JOLT
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 3/20/2018
Every endurance athlete has "bonked," or "hit the wall" at some point. 30 years ago, scientists believed that extreme fatigue, or bonking, was a result of lactic acid build up. However, research has shown that the causes of fatigue are more complex. There is general agreement that fatigue has two components: a muscle component and a brain component. The question is whether they act in concert or independently.
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 2/14/2018
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 9/25/2017
NUMEROUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN that the incidence of depression is higher in the elderly. It has been suggested that this pattern is associated with serotonin, a brain chemical that influences mood and...
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 9/7/2017
IN THE LAST DECADE sports scientists have made great strides in understanding how muscles work during exercise, how muscles recover, and the primary causes of fatigue. A result of this research has been the development of...
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 8/29/2017
Up to 70% of triathletes experience GI problems during a triathlon. The symptoms can cause mild discomfort or be so debilitating the triathlete has to withdraw. The reason GI distress is so common in triathlons is that, during intense exercise, 80% of the...
Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 8/22/2017
EVERY SERIOUS CYCLIST RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE of improving their power-to-weight ratio. A high power-to-weight ratio can translate into a significantly faster finishing time. There are two ways to improve power-to-weight ratio. One is...