With the holiday season hitting hard, there are numerous social engagements that are on the schedule and with these, as well as family gatherings, often comes some nutrition slip-ups. It is normal during these times, but I try to help athletes minimize the effects so the guilt factor doesn't get so high that it continues to bite them through the new year.
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Question: I just completed my first Half Ironman race. Weather was great though a bit windy, and I hit all my nutrition plan. The race was going perfect, my pacing was exactly as planned for the swim, the bike and all the way until mile 8 on the run. However, as I passed the 8 mile marker, I started feeling small cramps, on my calves and inner thighs. I tried to slow down a bit to make them go away, but by mile 9 they hit me hard and I had to stop, stretch and wait until they stopped. Question is, why do cramps happen and how can I prevent them? During training I never suffered from any cramps. Even though I'm really happy with the race, I am signed up for another Half Ironman in April and would like to run it cramp free. Thanks a lot for your help and input.
"People who carry a gene variant linked to obesity eat an average of 100 extra calories per meal, research suggests."An article recently published on BBC World News entitled 'Gene triggers unhealthy eating' focuses on a new study completed by the New England Journal of Medicine, which suggests that overeating may be genetically related.
If you work out enough, you can eat as much as you want, and whatever you want.Lately I’ve been toying around with a concept I call “The All-You-Can-Eat Diet.” It could also be described as exercise-only weight loss. To practice it, you simply eat as much as you want and whatever you want and exercise as much as necessary to lose weight.
Individuals who are stuck on the idea that exercise must be packaged into a structured time slot called a "workout" will be destined to fitness and fat-loss failure during the busy holiday season. Traditional family obligations, parties, social events, shopping, and limited daylight hours will all work together to sabotage your exercise goals!