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When to Use Energy Gels and Hydration Drinks and Can They Be Used Together? 

All athletes need three things: hydration, energy and electrolyte replacement. To perform at your best you want to get the proper amounts of each in perfect balance. The good news is that we make it easy to do using either e-Gel or e-Fuel.
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How to Avoid the Pains of Lactic Acid 

Two things you can change in your training and competition that will reduce your lactic acid build up and increase your performance.
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Tips for New Swimmers 

Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno, head masters coach with the Conejo Simi Aquatics program, offers tips for better swimming performance. Includes high quality under water video to illustrate proper swim form.
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Never Get Dropped! 5 Climbing Tips 

Graeme Street, offers 5 climbing tips to never get dropped on the climbs again.
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How to Pedal and Foot Position 

Dave Scott, a 6-time Ironman World Champion and Team Timex member, provides tips for cycling, how to pedal, and proper foot position on a bike.
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Setting Your Seat Height 

Pro Triathlete Sam Warriner walks you through the process of setting your seat height to correspond with an aero bike positioning.
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Caffeine-Heavy Drinks Can Increase Blood Pressure and Disturb Heart Rhythm 

Caffeinated energy drinks can increase the heart's contraction rates in healthy people, according to a new study.
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What's The Problem With Gatorade? 

Gatorade is by far the most popular sports drink in the world, but is it the best? To determine the answer all you have to do is read the ingredients and do a little basic research on studies that have been done by independent organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine. If you do, you'll quickly discover that most of the smaller specialty sports drinks are far superior to Gatorade.

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How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race 

We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.

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Why Protein Should NOT Be In Your Sports Drink 

Much has been written about the pros and cons of including protein in sports drinks designed to be used during athletic activity. Independent research shows no benefit.

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Hydration: The Key to Optimum Performance with Energy Gels 

Water is the key to proper gel usage, because gels are absorbed in your small intestine and water is the transport vehicle that allows this to occur. If you fall behind on your water intake during longer workouts, you run the risk of dehydration, delayed benefits from the gel and possible stomach irritation.

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Knee Pain - Chondromalacia - Irritation Under The Kneecap 

Chondromalacia is a term used to describe damage or softening of the articular cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee), which refers to pain under and around the knee cap.

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