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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

Looking for a weight loss buddy! Mom of 2 boys and used to be a year round athlete in high school:(
Updated 7/20/2016 5:06:12 PM

Looking for a weight loss buddy! Mom of 2 boys and used to be a year round athlete in high school:( I want to get that body again #friendfinder...  Read more

So I've definitely have the endurance now to jog!!
Updated 7/17/2016 4:10:36 PM

So I've definitely have the endurance now to jog!! Great since I've been power walking. However, this poor knee does not like it at all. The pain is definitely worst than walking. But I've rested for like 5 days I felt fine. Idk but I'll keep it goin...  Read more

heading to the gym tomorrow to work on endurance.
Updated 5/2/2016 11:32:23 PM

heading to the gym tomorrow to work on endurance. I can bear a quick burst of heavy weight, but get out of breath doing a simple low-count step up or rowing. Looking forward to increasing endurance!...  Read more

Stamina, Energy, and Endurance
Updated 4/13/2016 11:16:21 PM

I am a 65 year old female who is retired. For the past four months, since my retirement in December 2015, I have been consistently exercising five to six days a week. My routine is to work out (weights, Pilates, yoga it varies) for 30 to 60 minut...  Read more

Retired Dancer or Athlete and Weight Gain
Updated 4/6/2016 10:47:15 PM

Hi All, I'm brand new to Spark! Just started tracking and slowly piecing together a workable plan for weigh loss. My weight gain began after retiring from a career in dance at age 30. Nothing can replace 3 - 4 hours of dance per day so I star...  Read more

Runners May Live Longer

Runners May Live LongerBut there is likely a tipping point, concluded the authors of another new study that looked at the cardiovascular health of endurance athletes, when the heart no longer benefits and may even suffer damage.The first study, by re...  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

'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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