Endurance, Hydration, and the Role of Beer – Cheers to Recovery?
So, get this, a systematic review published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism goes out on a limb to check if beer might not be such a bad idea when it comes to endurance sports and recovery. For those who dig the quick and dirty: light beer might actually hold its […]
The Controversy Surrounding Foam Rollers: Examining Performance Effects
Understanding the role of foam rollers in runners’ warm-up and recovery routines has sparked controversy within the athletic community. Initial studies seemed to indicate that foam rolling had a more favorable effect on performance parameters compared to stretching alone, leading to widespread enthusiasm as runners rushed to acquire foam rollers. Challenging the Belief: A Critical […]
Running Injuries Recovery: Achilles Tendonitis
Introduction Running injuries can be a common occurrence for runners, especially if they do not take proper precautions or have poor running form. One of the most common running injuries is Achilles tendonitis, which is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. This injury can cause pain […]
Soy vs. Whey: Which Protein Powder is Right for You?
Essential amino acids (EAAs) contribute to the regulation of muscle synthesis. Whey protein, which contains a higher amount of these essential amino acids, can have a significant impact on muscle synthesis. However, currently, there is insufficient data on the effects of soy and whey protein supplements on body composition. The authors of a study published […]
Sleep and effect on triathlon performance
It is not a big secret that sleep is the key to unlocking your best performance in triathlon. Seriously, runners don’t get faster during interval training. Triathletes don’t get stronger while doing hill repeats on your bike. Swimmers don’t improve endurance-wise during 30×100 repeats. It happens when you sleep. Stress, recovery, adaptation, repeat. It is […]