If you have ever tried to read up on the internet about the ideal macronutrient ratio, then you know how overwhelming this can be. There are many different diets out there, paleo, Atkins, high fat / low carb, high carb / low fat, low calorie, high protein. Where does one even start! Some of the … More Setting Macronutrient Ratios for Fat Loss
Do all the exercises! For women trying to do pull-ups, you may come across many articles online for tips of what not to do. Don’t use bands! don’t do lat-pull down! Don’t don’t don’t! People become paralyzed with trying to do it exactly right that they end up not doing much at all and wonder why they aren’t improving. … More Women Can Do Pull-ups!
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) – pain on the outside of your knee – is a fairly common and debilitating running injury with various different causes. The top two reasons someone develops ITBS is by increasing you mileage too fast, and improper running form. Putting these two things together is a recipe for disaster. Coupling those … More Managing ITBS – (Iliotibial Band Syndrome)
The long slow run is a staple in endurance training designed to build your endurance by improving your utilization of the aerobic system through a variety of physiological and metabolic changes. Endurance can be defined as: “The capacity to sustain a given velocity or power output for the longest possible time”. An endurance runner wants to … More Energy Needs of the Long Slow Run
Muscle glycogen is the preferred source of energy for an endurance event, and your body will utilize this first, before utilizing liver glycogen, or metabolizing glucose from carbohydrate ingestion during the race. Your body converts glucose into glycogen which can be stored in the muscle, and is ideal for races more than 90 minutes in duration … More Complexities of Carb Loading for Female Endurance Athletes