Chocolate Milk Improves Recovery and Athletic Performance?

Competitive athletes need to recover quickly from bouts of training as well as competition to prepare for subsequent events. Studies have shown that postexercise consumption of carbohydrates and protein results in better recovery than consumption of carbohydrates alone.

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Carbohydrate / Protein Gels Improve Endurance?

To parallel the Olympic Games, I am going to write a series of articles on dietary supplements that may help to improve athletic performance. Several years ago, I used to compete in the sport of bicycle racing. I competed for three years in this sport and was fortunate enough to travel North America to various…

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No Whey Dude… It Really Works to Help Build Mass?

No whey?  Yes, way!  This recent study suggests that whey supplements REALLY do work to increase muscle mass in bodybuilders who engage in resistance training. bodybuilders supplemented with 1.5 g/kg of whey isolate for 10 weeks. after 10 weeks, they gained 5 kg of lean mass while losing 1.5 kg of fat mass. the whey…

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Creatine Protein Carbohydrate Supplements?

The above photo is of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers.  Obviously, I’ve made a few updates to this article which was originally published nearly four years ago to the day. Granted, many of those who read my blog probably don’t follow the NHL let alone hockey, but there are those who’re athletes in different…

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