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Fueling with carbs could keep you healthier this winter 🌄

April 27, 2017

Staying properly fueled this winter will not only help keep you performing at your full potential, it might also keep you from getting sick! Hard training sessions stress the body.  This stress is what helps us develop adaptations that make us stronger and faster, but it can also reduce our body’s ability to fight disease.  Why?  After a hard training sessions, our blood stream contains less of the “killer cells” that make up our immune system.  These killer cells are off in other parts of the body – our lungs, gut, and skin – responding to the potential threat signaled by a hard training session. However, a review of recent studies found that eating carbs during a hard training session...

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HYDRATION TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS

April 26, 2017

BEFORE EXERCISE: Beginning practice or competition with an adequate hydration level is as important as maintaining hydration during exercise. When an athlete begins to exercise in dehydrated states, many physiological mechanisms are compromised such as increased heart rate and increased perceived effort. To ensure proper pre-exercise hydration, the athlete should consume approximately 500 to 600 mL of water or hydration drink 2 to 3 hours before exercise (Casa et al., 2000). Examples:  Electrolytes + No Calories from Roctane Electrolyte Capsules contain 140mg of Sodium + 9mg of Magnesium, 125mg of Chloride, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6 & Ginger Electrolytes + Very Low Calories from GU Hydration Drink Tabs contain 320mg of Sodium + 10 Calories DURING EXERCISE UP TO 2HRS5 During...

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