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Alex Fucks Up

By the time I’d gone a mile back up the trail, I had been in the heat for too long. Dehydrated from travel and altitude (Tusayan is at 6600 feet, and I’m a bloody sea level flatlander), lulled into a false sense of security by the lack of sweat (Training in North Carolina, humidity around 70% makes you VERY aware when it’s hot, and you hydrate accordingly), and having taken in far less food and electrolytes than usual, my body was already well into the red. I felt good, but that didn’t mean systems weren’t teetering on disaster.

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Refining Your Auto-Regulation: From Big To Small

Written By: Peter Baker In the last piece, I talked about how to train for specific events should you find yourself competing in contests that require multiple events. If you recall, when something wasn’t right for you to do, you’d use your body’s biofeedback to assess your training protocol. However, what happens if all your…

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Gluten Intolerance Is Not Real – Or Is It?

Written By: Jakub Kalus Gluten has become a hot topic in last few years. The phenomenon of gluten intolerance is increasingly more common. More and more people are following a gluten-free diet, and claiming that this step helps them feel less bloated, dizzy, and constipated. In tandem, we’ve seen a rise in the number of…

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Strength Training For Ironman Athletes

Written By: Andrew Read If you ever want to start an argument with an endurance athlete, simply mention strength training. Just as many in the strength world are heavily opposed to endurance work, there are just as many angry haters in the endurance world when it comes to strength training. But then even the fans…

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The Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports

Written By: Lee Bell As coaches, we want the best from our athletes, and that can often mean pushing them hard. While we want to see them perform at the highest level they can achieve, we also need to appreciate that their health matters too. Whether you are a coach, athlete, or parent of a…

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Strong Has Always Been Sexy

Skinny is Sexy Strong is the New Skinny Strong Has Always Been Sexy Written By: Lisa Bowden In recent years, I have seen mainstream media and advertising portraying muscular women. Active, healthy, competitive, kick-ass women. In commercials, print, and marketing, women with real muscle can be seen displaying all their hard work and it’s a beautiful…

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