Load your collagen to get in better (structural) shape.

Why loading exercise and collagen protein in your performance program may keep you in better (structural) shape.     Collagen supplementation combined with strength training (under the specific conditions) may lead to denser, stiffer and a stronger tissue resulting in greater potential for force expression during sport movements. The combination of collagen and exercise may … Continue reading Load your collagen to get in better (structural) shape.

Carbohydrate Loading and the continued role it plays to Athletic Performance

          As we approach the climax of the summer months, a period marked by increased activity, sport and competition, it is important to consider the vital role nutrition plays towards these endeavors. Since scientists first began to explore the relationship between nutrition and performance, we have come to understand that the … Continue reading Carbohydrate Loading and the continued role it plays to Athletic Performance

Understanding environmental and societal factors in effort to develop effective methodology and solutions for weight management in elite football athletes – Part 3

                    In Part 3 of "Understanding environmental and societal factors in effort to develop effective methodology and solutions for weight management in elite football athletes"  we will evaluate the various relationships between weight gain and football athletes and complete the foundation for an effective methodology to … Continue reading Understanding environmental and societal factors in effort to develop effective methodology and solutions for weight management in elite football athletes – Part 3

Understanding Environmental and Societal Factors to Develop Effective Methodology and Solutions for Weight Management in Elite Football Athletes

To understand the potential solutions in weight management for football athletes we must first understand the factors which can impact in individuals weight in today’s world. While some of the most elite football athletes may contain the gift of genetic talents in speed, power, neuromuscular & motor skills as well as the benefit of access … Continue reading Understanding Environmental and Societal Factors to Develop Effective Methodology and Solutions for Weight Management in Elite Football Athletes

5 Key Performance Tips and Strategies learned from Preparing for Ironman

      In the process of preparing for my sixth Ironman competition, I have increased my knowledge, refined my training techniques, and sharpened my perspectives on the training necessary to best prepare for an Ironman competition. Training for this super endurance race has enabled me to improve my understanding in various areas of sports … Continue reading 5 Key Performance Tips and Strategies learned from Preparing for Ironman

100% Orange Juice (and some added sugar)

The next time you enter a grocery store I want you to participate in an observation exercise.  Take a look at the amount of macronutrient resources that are displayed to the average consumer and make note of the difference in availability among these macronutrients. In particular, pay attention to the convenient reach of carbohydrate resources … Continue reading 100% Orange Juice (and some added sugar)

Stay Lean Breakfast Choice: Egg white chicken veggie omelet with extra veggies

2 weeks left as I attempt to lower my body fat levels to 5% by following the stay lean principles. Get rid of the pop tart because today's stay lean breakfast choice calls for an egg white omelet inundated with chicken strips and assorted vegetables with a side of guacamole. Let me explain why this … Continue reading Stay Lean Breakfast Choice: Egg white chicken veggie omelet with extra veggies

5 habits to help you control your calorie intake

5 simple ways to control your caloric intake  I'm down here vacationing in Mississippi and the idea for this blog occurred to me as I jogged through the streets of Starkville filled with fast food eateries and the like. Sonic, Christy's Hamburger, Bojangles are common sites along  Mississippi 12. For the average individual looking to … Continue reading 5 habits to help you control your calorie intake

Do you – Fuel before and/or during your workout

Pre-Workout Nutrition - Why is it important? To replenish needed energy during the workout. Muscle fibers need energy during workout. This energy comes in the form of ATP.  ATP has to be rapidly and continuously replenished during a workout. This fuel (needed for performance in the weight room or on the field ) can come … Continue reading Do you – Fuel before and/or during your workout

Training Tips – The Benefits of Fueling before and/or during your workout

Pre-Workout Nutrition - Why is it important? To replenish needed energy during the workout. Muscle fibers need energy during workout. This energy comes in the form of ATP.  ATP has to be rapidly and continuously replenished during a workout. This fuel (needed for performance in the weight room or on the field ) can come … Continue reading Training Tips – The Benefits of Fueling before and/or during your workout