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Creatine for Endurance Athletes

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Is creatine good for endurance athletes? Should you supplement with creatine for endurance running? Does creatine help you build lean muscle? These are common questions asked by all types of athletes, not just endurance athletes. Creatine is one of the most popular ergogenic aids used by both competitive and recreational athletes. It is even taken […]

Sweat Test for Athletes: The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Hydration

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Do you struggle with hydration during your exercise?  Are you wondering if there is a sweat test for athletes to improve your heat tolerance and exercise performance level…especially as the temperatures (and humidity) begin to climb as summer approaches? Hi! As a sports dietitian and endurance athlete living in the {HOT and humid} state of […]

Should Athletes Take A B12 Energy Shot?

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Are you wondering if a B12 energy shot will give you an edge at your next hard practice or competition?  Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin widely available in checkout lines and taken as a B12 energy shot. Easy accessibility and slick marketing may trigger your impulse purchase; especially if you’re feeling lethargic or low […]

Nutrition for Rodeo Athletes

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Do you struggle with the challenge of meeting nutrition demands as rodeo athletes? Do you suffer from low energy or injury? Rodeo, second to baseball, is the epitome of American values and a fast-growing type of contact sport. (1) Rodeo athletes experience unique nutrition challenges with frequent road travel, high physical demands, and high risk […]

Recovery Recipe: Mexican Street Tacos

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Quick, easy recovery recipe for the time-crunched athlete and the entire family. Protein is important for muscle repair after exercise and for overnight recovery. (1, 2) This recovery recipe is a household favorite that can be adjusted easily for everyone on the team or in the family. Double (or triple) the recipe for easy meal […]

Lunch Ideas for Teenage Athletes from a Sports Dietitian

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Do you find yourself at a loss when it comes to lunch ideas for teenage athletes?  In this blog post, I’ll give you the tools you need for lunchtime success for your athlete. We’ll start with how to include the three building blocks of a meal. Then, I’ll share ideas to put together a lunchtime […]