Stuff About Processed Sugar...
Sunday, 19 January 2014 00:10
Cut the Sugar
By Bob Seebohar (usatriathlon.org)
It’s no secret that triathletes like their sugar. It’s also no secret that there is a direct correlation between refined, processed sugars and the increased risk of some disease rates. So, what is a triathlete to do? Well, the obvious answer is to rid your diet of these sugars as much as possible and replace them with better carbohydrate-containing foods such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
Refined, processed sugars really have no business being in the triathlete’s daily nutrition plan, ...
Do Inhalers Make You Faster?
Saturday, 18 January 2014 00:10
By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)
Will using an asthma inhaler make you a better athlete? Some athletes believe the answer is yes — but science says no.
The asthma medications of interest in terms of performance are the bronchodilators (such as salbutamol, albuterol and formoterol), which open closed airways and relieve the symptoms of asthma, including shortness of breath and wheezing. However, some athletes obtain bronchodilators for off-label use, believing the medications will further relax the muscle linings of their healthy lungs and provide an advantage over other competitors....
Should Triathletes Get Liquored-Up?
Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:10
(Great photo by Delly Carr)
By Pip Taylor (triathlon.competitor.com - Aug. 2012)
Research shows that in moderation, alcohol, particularly red wine, does carry some health benefits (in wine, it’s heart-healthy antioxidants). Formal recommendations for consumption are one drink per day for women and two for men, but it’s important to remember that everyone metabolises and tolerates alcohol differently. Some other common alcohol-related queries I hear from triathletes: ...
These Kids Are Golden....
Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:10
By Coach Kris
The 2014 Optum Minnesota Junior Elite Team (MJET) would like to announce and congratulate the athletes of this year’s Gold Team. After a selective tryout process, the following four boys and four girls were selected;
· Trisha Bachmeier (photo below L wearing Penn kit)
· Jane Koch (photo R)
· Kayla Kjellman (photo L)
· Kristina Swenson (photo below R - wearing glasses)
· Phil English (photo below R - bike shorts)
· Daniel Felt
· Andy Hardt (photo below R with a girl)
· Jake Hiniker ...
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:10
By Mark Allen (xtri.com)
There is one thing I did every season before I even logged one second of training. I set my goals for the year. That started by first figuring out which were going to be my top key races and where they were in the race calendar. If I could I filled in the secondary events I would go to, but these were not the ones that would drive the overriding...
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