The Crossroads

To remain motivated, committed and disciplined to train for triathlon or any bigger-than-life event requires characteristics commonly recognized in Type “A” personalities. These characteristics are great for completing to-do lists, setting and attaining goals. When it comes to diet and food, these characteristics can be helpful or they may create parameters that limit our chance […]

Muscle Cramps: Hydration, Salt and Fatigue

The heat and humidity this summer has many of our clients suffering from muscle cramps. Looking at past research and theories on muscle cramps, we must conclude that the elusive question of what causes muscle cramps remains unanswered. The three main causes cited for causing EAMC (Exercise Associated Muscle Cramps) are: Loss of serum electrolytes […]

Semantics of Hydration

cross published: Trifuel Recently while running up Pikes Peak,  I came upon a fellow with good intentions explaining hydration to a woman who was new to mountain running. He said: “You don’t need to carry water with you during the race, they have plenty of aid stations. Besides, most people over-hydrate anyway.” In this particular […]

Spilling the Beans about Green Coffee Bean Extract

cross published: Trifuel One of the most discussed weight loss supplements on the market today is green coffee bean extract. Personalities such as Dr. Oz, and popular media have discussed promising results without actual endorsement of any specific products. I took a closer look at recent literature on the efficacy of the extract to find […]

Impact Loading and Nutrition in Cyclists

I presented the findings of my research during a thematic poster session on “Energy Availability” at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1, 2013. The abstract was published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 45:5 Supplement. Impact […]