Weekend warrior or seasoned endurance junkie, athletes tend to think specifically designed sports nutrition products are better suited to their activities than traditional whole foods. While both can have a place in their training and racing, certain situations may call for one option over another to provide a better nutritional strategy to meet their requirements. Learn how different types of athletes can use both real food and ergogenic aids, such as bars, gels or drinks appropriately to provide energy and electrolytes during their training sessions and races.
Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, LDN, CSSD is a graduate of Penn State University’s Nutrition Program and has over 10 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. Her work as a Triathlon Coach, Professional Triathlete and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition drove her to found her personal sports nutrition counseling & endurance coaching business, “Fuel Your Passion”. Kim has appeared on national TV as a dietitian and coach for the hit show, MTV “Made” and is currently ranked 22th in the world among female triathletes. ... read more.