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Stomach Issues in Triathlon: Causes and Solutions for a Smooth Race

Introduction: Triathlons are some of the most demanding endurance events that test an athlete’s physical and mental capabilities. However, even the most seasoned triathletes can be hindered by unexpected stomach issues during a race. These problems can arise due to a variety of factors, affecting performance and ultimately leading to an unsatisfactory outcome. In this …

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Triathlon Hydration Systems: What to look for

Introduction Triathlons demand peak physical performance and endurance from athletes. To achieve their best results, triathletes need to pay attention to various aspects of their training and equipment, and one crucial element often overlooked is the hydration system. In this article, we will delve into the significance of a triathlon hydration system and how it …

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Low Energy Availability and the Effects of Undereating for Endurance Athletes

Underfueling is a common nutrition pitfall amongst endurance athletes. Some signs and symptoms include: struggling to get through workouts due to lack of energy, frequently getting sick, feeling constantly hungry, or, in the case of women, experiencing a change or complete loss of your menstrual cycle. Many athletes struggle to fuel adequately, and to avoid …

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Vegetarian Diets for Endurance Athletes: Considerations and How to Optimize

Have you ever thought about switching to a vegetarian diet, but wondered “how will I get enough protein?” or “can endurance athletes thrive on a plant-based diet?”  This article will review what a vegetarian diet is, why you may want to consider a vegetarian diet, and how to properly transition to the diet as an …

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Carb Loading Before a Race: Should You Do It? [and how to]

Have you wondered whether you should carb load before your race? Not sure if it’s for you?  In this article, we’ll review what carb loading is, when, why, and how to carb load, the best foods for carb loading, and we’ll share a sample carb loading meal plan.  We will also explore some important considerations …

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