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Can This Type of Fungus Known as Cordyceps Benefit Athletes?

You're smart enough to know that there is no such thing as a nutritional magic bullet. You're well aware that no single food is going to make or break...

Why You Should Embrace 'The Burn' When Working Out

For a long time lactic acid was bad news. Many people still see it this way, and rightfully so. But since its discovery in the early 19th century, what...

The TheraGun: The Recovery Tool Athletes Actually Like Using

The recovery tool that's taking the sports world by storm looks like an electric drill. It works like one, too. Press the button and it whirs t...

Is it Possible to Build Muscle Without Getting Sore?

No one said it better than Arnold Schwarzenegger: "no pain no gain." Muscle soreness is commonly associated with exercise effectiveness. In other words,...

How Kentucky Basketball Players Stay Healthy During the Season

All off season athletes are put through rigorous training sessions, from lifting big heavy weights to running at high end speeds over and over for long...

What Is Lactate and How Does it Affect Your Performance?

The lessons of sports: Despite being smaller, slower, and less skilled, lay your heart on the line until the whistle blows.If there's an athletic trope...

How to Use the Pool to Recover Faster from Workouts

During the summer, the pool is always a popular hangout, but it shouldn't just be a place for cannonballs and belly flops. In fact, a pool can be ...

5 Brutal Sprint Drills That Push the Lactic Threshold

The Five Most Painful Lactic Threshold Speed Sessions Lactic threshold and lactic tolerance are important for anyone who sprints. Whether you are a...

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained

Don't know what a "fartlek" is? No problem. Here's a rundown of every cross country workout you'll encounter...

The Real Role of Lactic Acid in Exercise and Recovery

A long-standing theory about exercise cool-down is that it plays a role in preventing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) by flushing lactic acid f...

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