Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are amino acids better known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). These essential building blocks of protein are unique, and can play a role in fueling, reduced fatigure and soreness, as well as muscle and bone health.
Swimming’s full-body nature makes it one of the most physically demanding sports out there, with even “short” swim workouts requiring high levels of energy and endurance. When creating a swim nutrition plan, you should think of it in two parts: A well-balanced everyday diet to support your overall fitness and health, and a properly timed training nutrition strategy to support energy, and provide the building blocks for muscle maintenance, growth, and recovery.
We explore the science behind high carbohydrate fueling methods utilizing fructose and their potential as a new gateway to enhanced athletic performance, power output, and recovery in endurance athletes.
INFINIT’s CEO Michael Folan had the opportunity to chat with Olympian and pro triathlete Ben Kanute, a captain’s pick for Team USA in the 2022 Collins Cup. We talk mantras, “dad strength” and how Ben balances his growing family with the demands of training. Plus, what a typical 30 hour training week looks like, how he eats and drinks to keep “feeding the fire” throughout the race season and beyond.
The word “diet,” by its definition, describes any food that a person consumes. A diet of Cheetos and soda is still, by definition, a “diet.” But over the years this word has come to represent the idea of losing weight, and often using some sort of restrictive eating plan. We dive into the ins and outs of these popular diets, and what might be the best for your individual needs.
While you may not be sweating as intensely when the cold weather rolls in, remaining hydrated is just as important. Drinking an adequate amount of fluid before, during and after a workout is crucial to achieving optimal performance.
The key to keeping yourself accountable is knowing what you’re trying to achieve and setting goals to help you get there.
Goal setting has long been known to be an important part of achieving success or accomplishing your goal. When you “wing-it”, more often than not, you will lose focus at some point along the journey and fall short of achieving whatever it is that you set out to accomplish. By creating specific goals, you can revisit your goal(s) when the going gets tough or you fall off track to help you refocus and get back on track.
More than a passing trend…plant-based diets have gone mainstream. A recent study found that, over the last 15 years, the number of Americans who report following a plant-based diet has increased from 290,000 in 2004 to a whopping 9.7 million in 2020.
Since 2012 Frank and Stacey DeJulius have owned and operated Fleet Feet Cincinnati. They have three locations and a devoted following with runners, walkers and triathletes alike. When COVID-19 hit, running stores were deemed non-essential. Stores all over the country were scrambling and trying creative ways to make ends meet. Frank's passion for his community, the sport and his customers, helped him weather the storm during these extremely difficult times.
Every Memorial Day, INFINIT teams up with a charitable organization that works to support our active servicemen and women, retired Veterans, and their families. It’s an annual tradition that we are proud to continue, and this year we're excited to be teaming up with Ride It Out MTB to help support their mission of empowering Veterans by giving them positive outlets for stress and anxiety through mountain biking.