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Category Athletic Performance

Health & Performance

7-day Carb LOADING!!

Carb loading is a method that is used by endurance athletes that are competing in a high intensity exercise that lasts longer than 90 minutes. The purpose of carb loading is to improve athletic performance. This is done by forcing your body to store more glycogen (storage form of sugar) for energy. The carb loaded muscle can store about 35-40…

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Sweet Chili Thai Soup with Tofu

Sweet Chili Thai Soup with Tofu Ingredients: 2 Teaspoons of olive oil 1 Clove of minced garlic ½ Medium onion diced ½ Red sweet pepper diced 2 Cups of snow peas 1-2 Cubes of chicken bouillon 4 Cups of boiling water 1 Package of firm tofu cubed 2 Tablespoons of sweet chili thai sauce Directions: In a large saucepan on…

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Healthy Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Salads are delicious and irrisistable when done right. I love salads with some crunch (ex. pine nuts, almonds, pecans, etc.). The following is a vinaigrette that goes well with most salads: Warm Mustard Vinaigrette: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, diced 2 tbsp dijon mustrard 1/2 c champagne wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar) *optional – tbsp of organic, opaque…

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During Sport – start well hydrated, maintain proper hydration and finish off with continued fluid replacement. Don’t let dehydration spoil your ambitions on race day.

You should start any endurance activity well hydrated. This means that your urine should be nearly clear in color. 1 to 2 hours prior to intense exercise top off your fluid tank with 16 to 24 oz of fluid. This will allow you time to rid any excess urine prior to the event and still be well hydrated. During the event you…

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Homemade sports drink!!

¼ cup of sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup of hot water ¼ cup of orange juice 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 3 ½ cups of cold water Mix the sugar, salt with the hot water Add the OJ, lemon juice and cold water Chill – Quench that thirst Makes 1 L Nutritional info based on 8 oz (1 cup)…

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