Creatine and sports performance

Creatine supplementation has been around for 20 years and is one of the most widely used and studied sports supplements around. It has caught the attention of many athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and skeptics alike. However a quick glance down the creatine aisle at the health store can be quite overwhelming. Dozens of creatine products are […]

Nutrition tips for summer running

Summer is fast approaching.  The weather is getting nicer, the days are getting longer, and you’re probably just itching to get outside and play. Spring/summer time is another great opportunity to get outside your gym and run. Whether you are a marathon runner, or just enjoy running a race for a good cause, there are […]

Myth Busters: Tart Cherry Juice

Warning: In an effort to promote full disclosure, the author admits that this post was inspired by her own love of cherries and her realization that the product was initially developed at her alma mater, Cornell University. While she has attempted to approach the topic from a professional, unbiased angle, traces of summer-induced cherry love […]

Making Smart Supplement Purchases

It seems like some supplement or another is always garnering bad press in the sports nutrition world, and one of the recent culprits is dimethylamylamine, or DMAA for short. It’s a stimulant that’s marketed for weight loss, athletic performance, and muscle enhancement, but it’s illegal in the US and has been implicated in several deaths […]

Beat the heat In summer workouts

Photo: mikebaird via Flickr With the weather heating up and the sun coming out in full force, it’s time to start thinking about nutrition principles for summer workouts. You’ve already read some general principles and guidelines for sports nutrition on this blog.  But exercising in the heat is a whole different ball game than exercising […]

Supporting Boston by Running Strong Marathons

      Marathon season is upon the running community, and unfortunately it has started off in a tragic way. In the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, many runners and other athletes are asking themselves “What can I do to help show my support for the people of Boston, the […]

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