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Nutrition Library: The Athlete's Ultimate Guide to Protein

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:56:25 PM America/New_York

Protein’s popularity is at an all-time high. Many athletes have implemented high protein diets as means to shed excess body fat and thereby improve performance. Other athletes have increased protein intake with the thought that the additional protein will help build strength and power. Will protein help aid performance? Some studies suggest that protein does, in fact, help aid performance if utilized correctly. This article will explore the proper quantities of protein and dosing patterns needed to help optimize health and enhance triathlon performance.Read More

How to Calculate Calories Burned During Running | INFINIT

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:54:32 PM America/New_York

New Year’s resolutions have been set and many are embarking on their first marathon training program as a result! In order to maximize performance, it is essential to fuel yourself properly during training runs and racing, especially when runs are prolonged (>90 minutes).Read More

Nutrition Library: Special Concerns for Vegetarian Athletes

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:52:40 PM America/New_York

What is your main motivation for restricting intake of animal foods? Is it for ethical or religious reasons? Are you concerned about your health? Are you looking to boost performance? While vegetarian diets have a multitude of benefits, many athletes within the endurance sports arena are simply using plant-based diets as means to control food intake and consequent weight. Unfortunately, severe food restriction will create a major barrier to peak performance and optimal health. Find out why.Read More

Nutrition Library: Carb News You Can Use

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:50:20 PM America/New_York

Most endurance athletes practice some form of carbo-loading on a daily basis as means to prevent glycogen depletion, aka “the wall” or “bonking”, during longer training bouts. Perhaps it is that pasta dinner the night prior to a big workout or a pancake breakfast after a long training run. However, a more regimented form of carbohydrate loading will help “supersaturate” our muscle cells with glycogen to levels 50-100% greater than baseline, thereby delaying or even eliminating that performance-declining “wall” during events that entail a moderate-to-high intensity for longer than 90 minutes.Read More

INFINIT 101: Carbohydrate Blend

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:48:27 PM America/New_York

Infinit's carbohydrate blend is a combination of sucrose, dextrose and maltodextrin. Dextrose and sucrose are slightly faster burning molecules and are broken down more quickly by the body for optimal absorption. The short distance end of the slider has a higher percentage of faster burning dextrose for quick energy.Read More

INFINIT 101: Electrolytes

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:45:57 PM America/New_York

Salts are an important part of transporting fluid out of your gut and into your system. Electrolytes have an effect on flavor, and seem to help people who sweat lots or have problems with cramping, but ...Read More

Nutrition Library: Calculating Calories for the bike

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:21:39 PM America/New_York

New Years resolutions have been set and many are embarking on their first century training program as a result! In order to maximize performance, it is essential to fuel yourself properly during training rides and racing, especially when you are riding longer than 2 hours.Read More

The Sweat Rate Formula | How to Calculate Your Sweat Rate

Monday, July 13, 2015 3:24:40 PM America/New_York

Every athlete should know how much they sweat in order to have a hydration target. The goal is to see exactly how much dehydration you incur during your workout and in turn, determine your hourly fluid replacement (how much you need to drink). When you are done with this homework, you will have a hydration target that you can use in both training and racing.Read More

INFINIT 101: How to concentrate for race day

Monday, July 13, 2015 3:20:57 PM America/New_York

One of the most frequently asked questions I get about what is the best protocol for carrying your custom formulas for training and on race day. Here are my thoughts after racing on my custom formula for years but also having worked with literally thousands of coaches and athletes.Read More

Hydration 101: the basics

Monday, July 13, 2015 3:19:23 PM America/New_York

What is the single biggest issue I see with the age groupers I work with? Let me tell you about an e-mail we received. We received a “complaint” from a customer who said he got dehydrated using his custom INFINIT formulation…Read More
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