Captain! The Website has Gone Down!

Website update as of 2/18 So, as you can see we are getting things back to normal. Not everything is back up, so we thank you for your patience. As always, you can contact us if you have questions about any of the services. If all goes well, we should have a fully functional Death Star — I mean website … Read More

Don’t Get Schooled after School: High School Nutrition

It’s fall and high school athletes are in the  midst of their sports season.  Often when we think about optimizing their performance we focus on what they need to eat before and during their actual workouts. This article focuses on fueling while teenagers are in school to prepare for their best workout after school. Even more important than fueling during … Read More

How to Come Back from Injury

Making a comeback from a serious injury can be a challenging time for a triathlete. I say serious here because I’m not talking about the lesser aches and pains associated with hard training, although aches and pains can become more serious and need attention. I’m talking about injuries that cause a triathlete to stop training, reverting focus to healing for weeks, months, and possibly years. The following are five tips on how to make the most of your comeback, and make sure that the comeback sticks.

Leucine: The Protein Game Changer

Protein is getting almost as bad of a rap as carbohydrate these days; either we eat too much or not enough! If these proclamations are based on the US dietary references, then it may indeed appear that we consume too much. However, the amount of protein recommended in those reference ranges are not for competitive athletes training > 7 hrs/week, … Read More

What’s the Beet Deal?

Beets have become the “it” vegetable over the past few years as the primary ingredient in Nitric Oxide supplements. Beetroot (BR) juice provides nitrate which converts to nitrite then nitric oxide (NO). The effects on NO occur on a cellular level, and are claimed to ‘enhance’ or increase the number of mitochondria, also known as the powerhouse of a cell. … Read More

Review: Plant-Based Weight Loss Supplements

Spring has sprung in most of the country, despite lingering reminders of winter here in Colorado. It’s already been an exciting triathlon season for many athletes who raced St. George & IM Texas. If your “A” race is later in the summer and had hoped to lose “winter weight” by now, you may be looking for a supplement to kick-start … Read More

At the Crossroads: Food Decisions

To remain motivated, committed and disciplined to train for triathlon or any bigger-than-life event requires characteristics commonly recognized in Type “A” personalities. These characteristics are great for completing to-do lists, setting and attaining goals. When it comes to diet and food decisions, these characteristics can be helpful or they may create parameters that limit our chance of success. Almost all … Read More