Stuff About Beets...
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:10
By Matthew Kaey, RD (for triathlon.competitor.com)
Work this nutrition-rich root vegetable into your diet for performance gains.
Who would have thought that a root vegetable would be the next big ergogenic aid? Yet, a batch of research strongly suggests that a beet a day may, well, help you beat the competition. Case in point: A 2012 study by researchers at St. Louis University found that subjects who ate about 1½ cups of beets 75 minutes before a running test were able to move at a faster clip and perceived less exertion than those who didn’t take in the ruby vegetable pre-exercise. The scientists surmise that naturally occurring nitrates in beets are converted to nitric oxide in the body which functions to widen blood vessels, thereby allowing for increased blood flow, and subsequently the...
Thursday, 28 November 2013 06:10
ED. A few days ago we got this ahhhh-inducing note from one of our favorite people, tri-stud Steve Sander.
Hey MTN Guys,
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:10
Action Trumps Hoping...
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:10
By Jason Gootman and Will Kirousis
You hear stuff every day about things you can do to stay injury-free and keep swimming, cycling and running consistently. But, be honest, do you actually do this stuff? Do you put it off hoping that you won’t get hurt? Action works better than hope. And most type-A triathletes thrive with to-do lists. We know the athletes we coach thrive off getting their training plans and checking off the workouts. So how about to-do lists for injury prevention—an injury-prevention checklist? ...
Trimming the Thanksgiving Tree...
Monday, 25 November 2013 06:10
By Warren Peece
With Thanksgiving only a few days off, I asked my son, Ian, to name some of things he is thankful for. This morning the 15-year-old told me he was thankful for Mountain Dew, Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Bacon, Fallout New Vegas, Polarius and boobs.
"That's all?" I replied, stung slightly by his omission of his mom and me. An oversight, I hoped. At least he mentioned the family dog (Polarius).
Defensively, he dared me to name in 30 seconds as many things as I could that I am thankful for.
Ian hit the "Start" button on the Stopwatch app on his iPhone and said, "Go." I was able to name 26 things before my time was up. And there was a lot more where they came from...
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