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DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY: WHY EXERCISE MAY REDUCE DEPRESSION

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...  

ARE TWO PROTEINS BETTER THAN ONE?

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... 

5 WAYS TO PREVENT GI PROBLEMS FROM RUINING YOUR NEXT TRIATHLON

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... 

CAN YOU IMPROVE POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO THROUGH CRASH DIETING?

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...  

COULD YOU BE LOSING MUSCLE INSTEAD OF FAT? (HERE’S HOW NOT TO DO THAT!)

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 8/15/2017

Most endurance athletes are concerned about their weight and periodically diet.  Since each pound contains about 3,500 calories, if we reduce caloric intake by 1,000 calories a  day, we lose about two pounds each week. Logically, the higher the daily caloric deficit, the faster the weight loss.  But not all...  

HOW DO OLYMPIC ATHLETES EAT?

Posted by Matt Fitzgerald on 8/8/2017

Those among us who are athletes ourselves not only draw inspiration from the performances of these men and women but also seek to learn from them. How do they train? 
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