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Track Exercises that Build Explosive Muscle

If you are a sprinter, jumper or thrower, you need to be explosive. Without this essential attribute, you will be left standing on the blocks, mis...

Allyson Felix's Big Olympic Indulgences

What's the first thing Team USA Olympian Allyson Felix did to celebrate after winning a gold medal? She indulged in a pint of Ben & Jerry's Oat...

Bolt vs. Gay: Superstar Sprinters Collide at London 2012

Two of the world's greatest sprinters will compete Sunday in the 100-meter finals in London. Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt is looking to...

Event-Specific Track & Field Nutrition

Track & Field includes several events, and so the nutritional needs of T&F athletes vary. But regardless of your event, the benefits of feeding yo...

The Best Way to Build Speed for Track & Field This Off-Season

Want to get faster for your track & field events? Then you have to start strength training. A strong body will be able to produce more force and p...

Diet Guidelines for Track and Field Runners

As a track and field runner, it's essential that you manage your diet. A sound strategy will give you the energy and nutrients you need to maximize...

5 Strength Exercises for Throwers

You've just finished a great session of throwing out at the rings, and you are very confident in your technique. However, since you are a dedicated ...

Nestlé Teams With Olympians to Help Girl Scouts

When your goal is to inspire young girls to develop courage, confidence and character, who better to team with than the country's top female Olympic...

World Champion Sprinter Kirani James's Secret for Success

An interesting fact about the reigning 400-meter world champion, Grenadian sprinter Kirani James: he's the world's slowest walker. You could beat hi...

Top 10 Supplements for Track & Field Athletes

Track & field athletes are high-performance machines, striving to improve by tenths of a second on a sprint or inches on a throw. Such intense athleti...