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5 Foods to Avoid Before a Race

A simple nutrition mistake before a race can thwart months of dedicated training. To ensure your body is ready when the starting gun fires, avoid th...

Running Away From GI Distress: Symptoms, Causes And Tips

Week five of your marathon training. You're confident and feeling good, because up to this point everything has gone perfectly. Your shoes are on, y...

Ask the Experts: How to Prevent a Side Stitch

Q: How can I prevent a side stitch? A: Also referred to as running cramps, side stitches are usually felt in the abdomen and can range from m...

The Ultimate Pre-Game Basketball Meal

Young athletes, even those who are serious about their game, are typically the worst offenders when it comes to realizing the importance of consumin...

Perfect Running Form Checklist and Tips

No matter how fast you are, running in perfect form is the only way your body will be able to achieve top speeds. Run efficiently without wasting en...

Why Pedialyte Is a Good Source of Hydration for Hockey Players

The best source of hydration is a hotly debated topic in the hockey world. There many great options on the market, including Gatorade, Vitamin Water...

Why Athletes Should Avoid a Protein-Focused Pre-Workout Meal

Health experts argue about nutrition topics endlessly. However, one thing they tend to agree on is the importance of nutrient timing for athletes. ...

The Year-Round Core Workout

Is your conditioning program still only focusing on the big three: strength, size and speed? If so, you're missing an essential fourth "S" to comple...

Nutrition Strategies for Tournament Days

There are many things to keep in mind on game day, especially if you are involved in a tournament that schedules multiple games on the same day. Nut...

Girls: Start Strength Training with Bridging Exercises

Although there are several leg exercises women can use to build strength, gain muscle and tone, the two I most strongly recommend are the Two-Legged B...

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