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Why Elite Athletes Train at High Altitude?

Many of the top United States Track and Field athletes travel to Denver to live and train for the chance at Olympic gold. There is a reason "The Mile High City" is the destination for the athletes to train at; due to the high altitude, the human body is exposed to hypoxia (oxygen reduced environments), it struggles to produce required amounts of energy with less available oxygen. [More]

Training: Treadmill vs. Outdoor

One of the great debates amongst the running community has to be whether using a treadmill is a great training tool or a waste of time. Many die-hard runners won’t step foot on one while the other segment&of runners believe it’s a convenient and useful piece of equipment to have. Like anything in life the treadmill vs. outside running theory has different pros and cons. Here I provide a few pros and a few cons for the treadmill. [More]

Carbohydrates: Not Complicated, it’s Simple

The holidays are here which means for the next month we will all be in a food-like coma of turkey and mashed potatoes smothered in heavy gravy. For some trying to watch what they eat, the holidays can be a nightmare to keep their willpower and avoid the 2nd helping of pumpkin pie. Luckily there are plenty of healthy alternatives to keep fit while you enjoy the food and time spent with family. In order to know what you are going to eat, you must know what you are eating; so for the next few weeks I will go in depth about fats, carbohydrates and protein. [More]

The Fat Truth – Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are here which means for the next month we will all be in a food-like coma of turkey and mashed potatoes smothered in heavy gravy. For some trying to watch what they eat, the holidays can be a nightmare to keep their willpower and avoid the 2nd helping of pumpkin pie. Luckily there are plenty of healthy alternatives to keep fit while you enjoy the food and time spent with family. In order to know what you are going to eat, you must know what you are eating; so for the next few weeks I will go in depth about fats, carbohydrates and protein. [More]

The Importance of the Core

One area of the body a lot of runners tend to overlook is their core strength. The core of your body is where you generate strength for everything you do in life acting as the center of your body and helping you utilize every other part of your body to maximum efficiency. Think about it, your core gives you good posture, alleviates back pain, and overall makes you better. Core muscles are vital and they don’t always get worked enough with just running. [More]

ABC For a Great Recovery Strategy

A proper recovery strategy can be argued to be the most important part of sports and fitness. This isn’t about injuries and ways to get healthy, but rather what steps you should take after a grueling workout. You need to take a smart approach to recovering from a long run, weight lifting session, or any type of physical performance. Staying hydrated, eating healthy, getting a good night’s sleep and some stretching and massages are great steps towards a successful recovery after your next workout. [More]

Improving Performance: Warm up and Cool down

The topics we have discussed so far have covered the different injuries associated with runners. One may get bored with constantly reading about the ways you hurt your foot, or shin, or knee, but it is important to understand your enemy (injuries) before you hit the ground running. Now that we have those out of the way, let’s discuss the importance of a warm-up and a cool-down for runners. [More]

How to Recognize Runners Knee

The knee is a highly technical and crucial part of your body composed of many bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and fluid. An injury to any part of the knee for an athlete can become detrimental to their season and possibly their overall athletic career. Usually when someone hears about a knee injury, their initial thought is a ligament or meniscus tear which is true in contact sports like football and rugby, or sports that constantly require the athlete to quickly change direction such as tennis or basketball. [More]