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Mental Training and Endurance Performance

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 5, 2023

Three weeks of mental training among untrained exercisers improved endurance exercise performance by 10% over those that did not receive mental training, as reported in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

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Two women cyclists high giving to show no effects of menstrual cycle on endurance Performance

Effects of Menstrual Cycle on Endurance Performance

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 6, 2023

Researchers have believed that menstruation alters performance but what are the real effects of the menstrual cycle on endurance performance?

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Runner jump roping outside

Jump Roping for Runners

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / March 7, 2023

Attention avid runners who are game for something different: Consider adding jump roping to your weekly routine!

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Illustration of muscle fiber types

Muscle Fiber Types and Training

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 1, 2022

Experts debate whether and how muscle fiber types can be shifted through training. And training matters, according to a review study.

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Shot of espresso w/ caffeine

Caffeine for Endurance Performance

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 14, 2022

Caffeine has long been used by athletes, and now we have a better idea of the benefits of caffeine for endurance performance.

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Blood test showing iron levels

Iron Levels for Athletic Performance

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / November 9, 2021

Endurance athletes with naturally higher iron levels may enjoy a competitive advantage because of the boost to their oxygen capacity.

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Plate of food from a keto diet for athletes

Keto Diet for Athletes

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / September 7, 2021

To suss out the keto diet for athletes, researchers reviewed a studies involving endurance athletes from various disciplines.

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Older athletes hiking outside

Do Older Athletes Have an Edge?

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / June 7, 2021

Boost the morale of older athletes by letting them know that, in certain sports, age is an advantage, according to recent findings.

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Effects of time of day on training

Does Time of Day Affect Training?

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 5, 2021

Does time of day influence exercise performance? An international group of researchers reviewed 66 studies on maximal exercise and time of day.

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Protein and carbs for exercise recovery

Carbs and Protein for Exercise Recovery

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 5, 2021

Evidence suggests that co-ingesting carbohydrate and protein after exercise may stimulate greater glycogen synthesis during exercise recovery.

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Protein for endurance

30 Grams of Protein

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / January 18, 2021

Researchers found that consuming 30 grams of protein is sufficient for fit men to maximize recovery and muscle growth after vigorous endurance exercise.

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