Fueling Endurance
March 1, 2020

Carb Loading and Glycogen Replenishment

Background When you eat carbohydrates, they are broken down in your digestive system into sugar molecules. These molecules circulate in your bloodstream and move in and out of your body’s cells as needed. When sugar (glucose) isn’t rapidly being converted into ATP molecules to facilitate muscle contractions--as we described in…
Fueling Endurance
February 18, 2020

The Pitfalls of “Making Weight”

Focus on Thinness The belief that “thinner is better” dominates many segments of the endurance athlete world. I believe we got to this place from a rather circuitous route, starting with how we, as humans, define “beauty.” The obsession with optimizing body physique pre-dates us all. That which is defined…