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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: Maintaining Peak Endurance Performance After 40

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:31:08 PM America/New_York

Much of the research on aging and endurance performance suggests that there are physiological and nutritional changes that start occurring between the ages of 35 and 40 years that may limit endurance performance. Several master athletes complain of weight gain, slowed recovery time, nagging injuries, and diminished performance. Yet, many master athletes continue to conquer the running scene,...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

Athlete Spotlight: World Champion Chris Eatough

Monday, July 13, 2015 3:13:06 PM America/New_York

I've been immersed in endurance mountain biking for 10 years now, and have participated in the toughest and longest off road races in the world. Over the years, my training has built up my aerobic system and toughened up my body. Technology has improved so that my bikes are now smoother, lighter, and more responsive. My support crew has also stepped up to become a well oiled machine that is 100% reliable and seems to know my needs before even I do. All the elements of a world class endurance mountain bike racer have been fine tuned and optimized, except one critical piece of the puzzle - race nutrition.Read More

Notes for the off season - Coach Bob Byard

Monday, July 13, 2015 2:34:38 PM America/New_York

First of all, I hope that 2014 was a successful year for you – whether it was doing races or just staying fit! What follows is an emphasis on not wasting the experiences you’ve had (and hopefully learned from) and I’ll offer some suggestions on what you can do to get ready for 2013. The “off Season” may be right around the corner, but it isn’t the “stop Season.” Capitalize on making the best use of the next couple of weeks and months. I’d suggest the four “Rs”: Refuel, Relax, Reflect, and Repair….Read More
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