Performance

Can a Low Carbohydrate Fuel Strategy Improve Performance?

Can a Low Carbohydrate Fuel Strategy Improve Performance?

For years athletes have tinkered with ways to manipulate fueling strategies for training adaptations and to maximize performance. There are a number of fueling strategies that claim to do just this. One of the newer training fueling strategies is to train-low; meaning train with low to no carbohydrates. Why you ask? Let’s take a look.

Chocolate Milk as a Recovery Drink?

Chocolate Milk as a Recovery Drink?

Chocolate milk has become a popular recovery drink for workouts and competitions. You see it at races and sporting competitions of different venues from Ironman races to 5k runs to volleyball tournaments. 

So what’s behind the theory that makes everyone thinks this is a great drink and what’s wrong with this theory? A few years ago chocolate milk began to pick up head speed as a quick, convenient, good for you recovery drink. It’s been promoted by food manufactures as the right mix of carbs and proteins. Even though all of those statements may be true, chocolate milk is not a recovery drink and should not be promoted as such. This is why.

Elite Athletes Understanding the Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone health. But did you know that vitamin D controls over a 1000 gene expressions and is powerful enough to reduce immune dysfunctions & inflammation, slow aging, and increase brain serotonin.  

Read on to learn why pro and college teams are using vitamin D to prevent injuries and improve performance.

Elite Athletes Try a New Training Tactic: More Vitamin D