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Do You Know Your Carb Tolerance? A Simple Guide to This Crucial Dietary Figure

Carbs don't exactly have a great reputation these days. You've probably heard something about how carbs spike your insulin levels, and if insulin i...

Are White Potatoes Healthy?

White potatoes aren't going away any time soon. In 2012, the world produced 365 million metric tons of potatoes, making them the fourth most common st...

5 Side Effects of a Low-Protein Diet for Athletes

Most people generally know that protein is related to building muscle, even if they don't understand the biology of it. For athletes, it's a critical...

8 Health Benefits of Strength Training for the Average Joe

I had a friend ask me this past Sunday "So Ben, what is it, man? Is it 70/30 for diet/exercise? Is it just strength training? Is it all nutrition? What...

8-Week Ab Program From Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine' Trainer

You work hard all year for your body. A good set of abs is the bonus you get at the end. That's the dream scenario, right? Effort begets results....

7 Reasons Athletes Are Going to Love CLIF's Nut Butter Bars

In mid April, the day before I ran the Boston Marathon, I had the opportunity to sample CLIF's yet-to-be-released Nut Butter Bars. Since that day, I...

Tips for How Female Athletes Can Effectively Manage PCOS

Polycistic Ovary Synrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affect nearly 10% of reproductive age women. Endocrine disorders are any that deal with...

Definitive Guide to Game-Day Hockey Nutrition

If you want to perform at a high level there is simply no way around hockey nutrition and properly fueling your body. In this day and age there are...

Athletic Benefits of Hot Yoga

Hot yoga is one of the most popular fitness crazes in the last few years, but does it give any benefits beyond regular yoga or other workouts? Hot, or...

Pre-Game Nutrition: What to Eat Before You Compete

Athletes are always told to "eat well" the day before and day of a competition so that they have energy to spare for the intense physical activity they...

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