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Marathon Race Day Tips
Once you have put in your mileage and properly trained, hopefully you will be ready to turn in that PR on race day (or be a first time finisher). Here are some tips that should help you on race day.
  

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.
  

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.
  

Run When You're 25 For A Sharper Brain When You're 45
If you're in your 20s, you might work out because it's fun, or because it makes you look better. But here's another reason to hit the gym or go for a jog exercising now may help preserve your memory and cognition later in life.
  

The Genius of Cardio
Science has linked aerobic exercise to improved brainpower. Could it actually make you smarter and more successful?
  

Running Analysis of Heel Strike versus Forefoot Strike
Same runner, pre and post running instruction. INCORRECT, INEFFICIENT, INJURY PRONE ON LEFT: Reaching, braking, scissor kicking, heel strike on left. CORRECT, EFFICIENT, PERFORMANCE ON RIGHT: Butt kick running with forefoot strike on right.
  

How to Control Breathing While Running
Maintain an efficient breathing pattern while running to avoid hyperventilating and overwhelming the body with oxygen intake. Control your breathing with tips from a professional fitness trainer in this video on running.
  

Running Shoe Tips
Shoes are the bedrock of your running career. If you invest in a good pair of shoes right from the word go then you will be helping to limit the long term damage running causes to your body and reduce the risk of injury at the same time.
  

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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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