Sensitive Stomach When Running? Digestive Enzymes Could be the Key
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by Coach Jeff
6M ago
Throughout my early running career I suffered from major stomach issues when training and racing hard. Whenever I tried to really push myself, my stomach seemed to cramp up and I would have gas and digestive issues for hours after races and hard workouts. I constantly experimented with the foods I ate before running and ..read more
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Greens Peanut Butter Protein Balls
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by Coach Jeff
6M ago
Ingredients 1 cup (170 grams) blended oats (oat flower). Can substitute with almond flour or keto flour 3 scoops Athletic Greens 2 scoops (70 grams) whey protein powder (chocolate, peanut butter or vanilla flavor) 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup PB fit peanut butter (16 tbsp dry powder mixed with 1/2 ..read more
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Magnesium: The Secret Weapon Used By Faster Marathon Runners?
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by John Davis
7M ago
Recently, there’s been a good amount of research studies being published about the difference in diet and supplementation practices between faster runners and slower runners, specifically in the marathon. In essence, these studies are trying to answer the question: Is there a link between the diets and supplements used by faster runners and their marathon ..read more
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The 8 Most Critical Ingredients in a Greens Supplement
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by Coach Jeff
7M ago
If you follow the blog consistently, then you know two topics I’ve talked about a lot recently are (1) How much of a difference adding a Greens supplement has been to my overall health. (2) My passion for finding supplements that actually have effective, correctly-dosed ingredients. Yes, I’m the type of guy who loves going ..read more
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Pre Workout for Runners: A Look at the Science
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by Coach Jeff
7M ago
In 2015 I started to experiment more with strength and weight training. One thing I immediately noticed as I became more ingrained in weight lifting culture is the popularity of pre-workout supplements. As my analytical mind usually does, I started researching if these supplements were effective, how they worked, and what ingredients were actually useful ..read more
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Collagen for Runners: Should You Believe the Hype
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by Coach Jeff
8M ago
Once known mainly for helping improve skin and wrinkles, collagen peptides are one of the latest supplements to take the running world by storm in our never-ending quest to improve recovery. More than likely, you’ve noticed an influx of collagen infused foods and supplements in the healthy food and supplement isles over the last few ..read more
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Is Your Supplement Using Quality Ingredients?
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by Coach Jeff
9M ago
In one of my previous articles on how to find supplements that work, I discussed the topic of avoiding supplements that use cheap or filler ingredients. Supplements and companies not worth your money will often use cheaper versions or chemical compounds of a supplement to lower their production cost. They may also add-in cheap vitamins ..read more
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Magnesium: The Secret to Maximizing Your Recovery
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by Coach Jeff
10M ago
We all know the importance of recovery when it comes to training performance. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to get in the recovery we need due to time constraints, lack of quality sleep, and nutritional deficiencies. That’s why any aid we can find to help us improve recovery can have a dramatic impact on our ..read more
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3 Ways to Be Sure Your Supplements Actually Work (and what to avoid)
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by Coach Jeff
1y ago
If you’re like me and you love reading and watching everything you can when it comes to running and fitness, you can’t help but be bombarded by advertisements for all kinds of different supplements. It’s not surprising then to be confused or skeptical about what works, what doesn’t and how to be able to tell ..read more
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Why the Training Between Your Goal Race Might Be More Important Than Your Actual Race Training
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by Coach Jeff
1y ago
There’s a common theme I’ve seen emerge the last couple of years with runners I’ve talked to. Simply put, it’s neglecting the training in the months between goal races. It could be “taking a break during the cold winter months” or “I don’t have another race on the calendar, so just taking it easy until ..read more
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