Category: Weight Optimization

Nutrition Spotlight by Heather D’Eliso Gordon, RD, CSSD It’s nothing new to athletes that protein is an important nutrient for training and recovery. Scientific studies abound about the benefits of protein in the diet. What’s missing for most athletes are …

The Power of Protein – The Power of Knowledge Read More »

by Raynelle Shelley My roommate and I are trying to bring our weight down. My strategy is to simply cut back on portions, though I haven’t really changed the makeup of what I eat. Although my roommate hasn’t really cut …

Nutrition Q &A: When is a calorie just a calorie? Gluten-free and other foods and their effects on ideal weight Read More »

This month rather than expound for several pages on a single topic, I’ll present short responses to some frequent questions in winter training. If you race you probably have thought of some of these yourself and applying these answers will …

Winter Base Training Q & A Read More »

by Wenzel Coaching Experts Heather D’Eliso Gordon, RD, CSSD and K.C. Wilder PhD Q:  Help! I’m addicted to diet soda, the bubbles and the taste. I know it’s bad for me, but it’s become a crutch during my workday. Any …

Nutrition Q & A: The addictive powers of diet soda Read More »

Racers don’t expect to win hilly races carrying bricks or riding 33-pound bikes. Extra pounds are a huge disadvantage. Unless a weighted-down rider’s talent or training is far superior to that of the competitors, he would be dropped on any …

The Skinny on Climbing Read More »

If you are heavier than your ideal race weight, this is the time of year to do something about it. When you are racing or doing higher intensity training you need plenty of good quality food to support rapid recovery. …

Simple Diet Tips for Cyclists and Endurance Athletes Read More »