Supplements for CrossFit: A Dietitian’s Guide

Supplements for CrossFit: A Dietitian’s Guide

Last weekend I was watching The Torian Pro, which is a relatively high-level CrossFit event held in Brisbane, Australia. As I was watching, I legitimately thought to myself “I wonder if all of these athletes are taking beta-alanine?” Because that could give them a serious edge over their competition. This thought process extended to a whole bunch of other supplements. And then obviously it extended to overall nutrition too. As an interesting note, the winner of the male category, Royce Dunne actually does work with a sports dietitian. He, along with ~50 other competitors in this comp worked with The…
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Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Everything You Need to Know

Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Everything You Need to Know

Nutrition for endurance athletes is a broad topic. A lot of similar principles apply between most endurance events, although there will obviously be differences. In this article though, the goal is to cover as much as possible, while also addressing a lot of aspects of nutrition and how it can improve performance. Intra-Race Carbs Glucose is our body’s most efficient fuel source for exercise above a certain intensity. Later I will discuss low carbohydrate approaches. But for now, we will leave that aspect and just focus on the carbohydrate portion of the discussion. Glycogen is the body’s stored form of…
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The Complete Guide to Creatine: Everything You Need to Know

The Complete Guide to Creatine: Everything You Need to Know

Creatine is one of cheapest and most widely used gym supplements by casual gym goes and athletes alike. Even with the huge amount of research that exists on creatine use, there is also a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding it’s usage, safety, efficacy, and effects on body composition. Here we are going to break down everything you need to know about creatine so you can find out if it might be something you want to use. If you already are using it, find out how to use it most effectively and clear up any concerns or myths you might…
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