Remember the “Food Pyramid”? It was the triangular guide from the USDA with levels or sections of food groups and suggested amounts of daily servings for each. For 19 years, health practitioners, teachers, parents and others used this as a guide to teach and ensure healthy eating. Even athletes were known to follow these guidelines.
Avid runner and organic health writer at runonorganic.com, Jesica Salyer tells us about her experience with the EnduroPacks Vitamin and Mineral Replacement System while training for her first marathon.
Jesica says, "I’ve noticed that I can maintain the rigorous running intermixed with lots of moves like lunges, squat jumps, push ups and burpees without getting sore and requiring a full day of rest. I believe EnduroPacks have helped minimize my recovery time and fuel me up properly."
During the 30-day trial period, Eli Cohen (Team Director of Big Pistachio Racing) measured his Heart Rate Variability (known as HRV) and had his blood Hematocrit levels (HCT) tested pre and post trial. Read on to hear what he found out from these test results following his 30 day trial.
The average amateur triathlete trains approximately 10-20 hours per week. Cycling usually occupies fifty percent of the athletes training time, and may result in a number of overuse injuries. One of the most common non-traumatic injuries sustained by cyclists is neck pain. Neck pain may be caused by a number of factors...
Recently, EnduroPacks put their products to the test using a neutral third party and respected Elite-level triathlete and coach, Chris Hague. (Watch the youtube video for more details)
Chris Hague (of Wattie-Ink Triathlon Team and Tri-Swim Coach) participated in a one month trial of the EnduroPacks sports nutrition products, and confirmed that their mix of vitamins and nutrition offered a number of benefits that would aid endurance athletes during their training.
Road and visibility conditions deteriorate at this time of year, and with Holiday shopping and extra glasses of Holiday cheer, some drivers, who detest we runners to begin with, become even more dangerous.
Winter weather conditions send many runners scurrying indoors to the treadmill, but most still prefer running outdoors. Safety is again a factor that cannot be ignored.
By Running Coach and Author, Joe Muldowney
For those of you that have experienced Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), more commonly referred to as “Shin Splits”, you are aware of how debilitating this condition can be. Initially the pain can impede performance, and ultimately lead to complete cessation from running.
MTSS is one of the most common conditions affecting long-distance runners. Studies have demonstrated that it accounts for almost 20% of all running injuries. It is a classified as an overuse syndrome, especially in runners and jumpers.
The pain associated with the condition occurs at the mid to lower part of the leg, either along the medial (middle) border of the shin bone (tibia), or right behind it. The pain can vary in intensity, depending on the severity of the condition, and the amount of overuse that has occurred.
I see a lot of triathlon injuries as a New York City Chiropractor and I work with many triathletes to treat injuries or to help them prevent them in the first place. One of the top injuries that affects both runners and cyclists is Iliotibial Band Syndrome, also known as ITBS. The Iliotibial Band is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs along the outside of the leg, from the hip to the knee. Together with the quadriceps, the band provides stability to the outside knee joint when you move.
Our Concentrated Electrolyte Spray can do more for you than the electrolyte product you might currently use. Our spray includes the essential trace minerals that the body and the brain needs to function properly during periods of intense exercise when your body needs it most.
These trace minerals in our spray promotes faster recovery, heightens concentration and alertness, boosts energy levels, enhances the uptake of vitamins, and strengthens the body's immune system.
Hear what our Nutrionist has to say about Enduropack's Electrolyte Spray.
Is coffee a part of your daily morning routine? Have you considered making a part of your pre-workout routine? Maybe it should be because there are certain health benefits that could benefit your training session. According to “Men’s Fitness” a cup of black coffee could actually be one of the most effective pre-workout drinks and give you an extra jolt to really kick your muscles into gear! Here’s a list of five reasons you should consider coffee...
In this day and age, practically everyone has a smart phone or some way to access one of the millions of applications promised to make our lives easier or give us entertainment. So, why not use one of these apps to improve your training or keep track of your diet? Here’s a list of the Top 8 diet and fitness apps we feel could be beneficial for your workout or nutrition.