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GUEST BLOG POST: RYAN REED

Posted by Ryan Reed on 5/18/2017

Offseason is always crazy but it seems like it’s been particularly busy this year! With BIG news coming for next year’s racing program, my workout has been at the top of my list. My stock of Accelerade and Endurox how been going very quickly! Not only do I want to be in peak fitness levels

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO GET LEANER

Posted by Matt Fitzgerald on 5/18/2017

If you’re like most readers of this blog, you are leaner than the average person but still not quite as lean as you would like to be. Obviously, you’re not going to reach your weight goal unless you change something. You need to either exercise more or alter your diet or both.

GET A QUICK START ON YOUR NEXT RACING SEASON

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 5/18/2017

Every endurance athlete knows that being lean and light is beneficial for racing performance. Unfortunately, however, it is not possible to maximize weight loss and fitness gain simultaneously. Maximizing weight loss requires a level of calorie restriction that will sabotage training performance and recovery. Therefore it’s important to for endurance athlete to

FITNESS STARTS WHEN YOUR SWIM WORKOUT ENDS

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 5/18/2017

Swimming is a great exercise to build cardiovascular fitness and endurance.  It is also the rare activity that an individual can pursue his or her entire life. The US Master Swimming Championships has a competitive age group of 90 plus. The three primary motivations for starting a swimming program are getting

GUEST BLOG POST: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TRIATHLETE JUSTIN METZLER

Posted by Justin Metzler on 5/18/2017

My name is Justin Metzler and I am a 19-year-old college sophomore pursuing a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition. In addition to being a full time student, I am also an emerging elite-level triathlete with dreams of professional racing and Olympic glory. I have seen exponential growth in my development as an athlete and

NUTRITION FOR MASTERS ATHLETES

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 5/18/2017

Your body changes over time, and so do your nutritional needs. Masters endurance athletes have to fuel themselves a little differently from their younger competitors to maximize performance. Aging is caused in part by free radical damage to body tissues. A diet that contains lots of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables will