Nutrition

The Best Triathlon Off-Season Yet

By: Mike Fecik As the triathlon season starts to slow down, don’t think that the off-season means getting fat and hibernating until Spring! Of course, take time to do nothing and find a way to “miss” your usual training plan. I suggest 2-4 weeks if you can (and if your significant other/friends can stand you…

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How to Properly Lose Weight

i.e. The CHP guide to weight loss.Weight loss and dieting is a topic that has been nearly beaten to death, both on the internet and in print. There are hundreds of thousands of “best” diets available to choose from, all of which seem to conflict.  Indeed, to an individual simply looking for fast, effective fat…

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Nutrition for the Athlete (part 2)

A few myths addressed, and basic macronutrient requirements In the previous installment, we gave a basic overview of the process of digestion and nutrient absorption.  Before moving on to the real application section (designing your diet for maximum energy), it’s important to discuss a few implications of what’s been written already, and perhaps dispel a…

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Supplement Roundup: The Real basics: Creatine, Preworkouts, Protein, BCAAs

Dietary supplementation tends to be one of the biggest black boxes in most athlete’s training programs.  Anti-doping rules cloud the issues of what is “natural” and what isn’t, pharmaceutical-type labeling on herbal remedies and wild claims regarding performance enhancement or fat loss (rightly) turn most consumers into skeptics, and massive price tags on tubs of…

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