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Endurance Athlete Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Endurance Athlete.

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Healthy Beverage Guidelines

Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an...  Read more

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave...  Read more

High Intensity Strength Training

If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training. HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th...  Read more

6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the...  Read more

Iworking out 3-5 times/wk. Lap swimming, endurance
Updated 1/29/2016 1:58:03 AM

Iworking out 3-5 times/wk. Lap swimming, endurance spin classes, or boxing/muay Thai (400-600 calories each). been keeping a food diary on & of for a few months. eat an average between 1400 & 2000 calories/day. Can't loose a lb. Still 200 lbs. why?...  Read more

I am an athlete but why am I on here? I stress eat
Updated 1/26/2016 12:00:50 PM

I am an athlete but why am I on here? I stress eat. I love to motivate others. I just need help being motivated. I am very hard on myself. I used to be a personal trainer. I know the book, but struggle following it. What's your story? Help me, help u...  Read more

Former Athletes!
Updated 12/7/2015 11:50:04 AM

So when I was a few years younger I was heavily into physical activity, I was involved in softball for 13 years and cheerleading for about 7 years so I was used to gymnastics practice twice a week and cheer practice twice a week and then during the s...  Read more

I see my endurance increasing, my food choices are
Updated 11/19/2015 10:10:53 AM

I see my endurance increasing, my food choices are great and I've been feeling full, I see that I'm getting the hang of things, I just wish the weight was coming off a little faster....  Read more

On a road trip for the weekend with female athlete
Updated 11/7/2015 7:46:41 AM

On a road trip for the weekend with female athletes. The only food options are fast food on the road. I can't eat like they can or I'll gain weight...feeling nervous for the weekend....  Read more

Awake the Athlete

"All of us are athletes. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. Our job as a coach is to awaken the inner athlete." -Coach RutherfordI remind myself that I am an athlete and listen to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Cheesy but it works.1...  Read more

Strength Training

Strength training is a secret that many people simply don't know about since they are not athletes in training....  Read more

'Bent Ryders

A team for recumbent bicycle riders to improve engine performance, speed and endurance. Lose it to use it! So if you want to cycle or bike leaner join us....  Read more

Boost Your Metabolism the Natural Way

Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif...  Read more

Refueling on the Run

I am in the midst of training for a number of fall races which commences with the Chicago Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday and ends with the Las Vegas Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon on December 5th. Throw in the Hood to Coast Relay at the end of this m...  Read more

Maintenance Puzzle: Fueling the Endurance Athlete

I've mentioned a few times that what to eat in maintenance is an ongoing puzzle. Maintenance is not steady state, and my nutritional needs fluctuate. I adjust what I eat as I try to keep the weight trending sideways. Though I've had good success w...  Read more

Salt and the Endurance Athlete - recognizing and avoiding Hyponatremia

Links to good information: http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/salt.h
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