Nutrition

Boosting Your Immune System

Boosting Your Immune System

Boosting Your Immune System

     During the months when days are shorter and temperatures are cooler athletes oftentimes complete their swims indoors, participate in indoor cycling sessions, and utilize treadmills… indoors. The combination of reduced sunlight exposure and increased germ contacts can be a recipe for disaster for a potentially weakened immune system. Kinney Multisport had several athletes the past several months that repeatedly got sick and challenges to abandon those symptoms. We thought we provide you with a short post and simple recommendations on possible improvements to overcome the germ warriors.

 

Nutrition Science and Practice

Nutrition Science and Practice

   

Nutrition during workouts, Part II

    Effective endurance performance is not just determined by how fast you can go; it is equally important how successful you are at delaying fatigue. Getting your hydration and nutrition right is a key component in endurance sports.  As discussed in the August blog even minimal dehydration can hinder an athlete’s performance caused by reduced blood volume and reduced amount of oxygenated blood pumped to working muscles. Common difficulties endurance athletes face is to consume adequate calories including key nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium. Timing of food intake around the exercise is another shared challenge

Nutrition and How It Applies to Fitness vs. Weight Loss

Nutrition and How It Applies to Fitness vs. Weight Loss

Over the past 15 years I have been constantly asked about how to maximize weight loss while still managing to train for a goal endurance event. This short post serves to clear up some of the misconceptions with losing unwanted weight while still trying to improve fitness. In addition, can we discount the potentially devastating affects that diets have on our long-term health? The weight you gained did not come on overnight. Why would you think it would come off overnight without negative ramifications?