Endurance Articles

Endurance Articles

Nutrition for the Athlete (part 2)

A few myths addressed, and basic macronutrient requirements In the previous installment, we gave a basic overview of the process of digestion and nutrient absorption.  Before moving on to the real application section (designing your diet for maximum energy), it’s important to discuss a few implications of what’s been written

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So you want to run? Endurance Training for Strength Athletes, Part 1

Endurance training and strength sports- not two things that typically go together.  Most of the strongest people you know probably aren’t out there running marathons— and for good reason.  The training required to excel at either end of the spectrum is only part of the reason; there’s also the issue

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How to Stay in Great Shape While Traveling

My friend Denver Steyn has no trouble staying in incredible shape while traveling the world. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like traveling. But it’s not all fun. You may not be able to find a gym. You probably won’t be able to stick to your normal diet

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The Complete Guide to Cardio for Strength Athletes

If you’re trying to get bigger and stronger, someone has told you that cardio will make you small and weak. “It causes too much muscle damage, you’ll overtrain.” “It’s too catabolic.” “Cardio makes it impossible to get strong — ever see a marathon runner squat?” “It interferes with cellular signaling

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Getting Stronger and Faster (While cutting weight)

A primer on speed, power, and improving performance without the added bulk There are few blanket statements that can be made in sport- what is considered an asset in one particular athletic event can be a tremendous hindrance in others.  Bulk makes a football lineman better at his job and

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A Guide to Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 1

The title of this article brings to mind countless controversies regarding the role of strength training for endurance athletes. Some opponents argue that the anabolic effects of strength training are at best useless, and at worst counterproductive to the goals of endurance training, while proponents beg to differ. And as

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Why Running Marathons Probably Won’t Give You Heart Disease

It shouldn’t be this complicated. Exercise should be good for your heart. More should be better. People who exercise the most should have the healthiest hearts. Unfortunately, science is not always that simple, even if we try to make it so. When marathons first became popular, some doctors saw it

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