10 Great Ways to Use Hummus

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As triathletes who are always trying to improve race performance, we’re given two options to gain speed: either improve overall output which comes from training harder or leaning out to keep excess weight off. As more athletes are turning to a plant-based diet, we can see a correlation between improved performance and a diet focused around incorporating…

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Plant-Powered Green Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Nutrition is often times one of the most overlooked aspects of proper training, but putting in hours to make dinner after a long day or a tough training session just doesn’t seem realistic. This super quick green vegetable stir-fry is filled with numerous minerals and vitamins which will aid your body in recovery, as well as fuel future…

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9 Qualities of Highly Successful Ironman Triathletes

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1. They treat their training as seriously as they would their job Although training for an Ironman Triathlon does not require the same time commitment as a full time job, it does take the same attitude and respect. You have to be proactive, consistent, and reliable. Think of it as a long term project that…

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Recovery Green Smoothie

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After an intense training session there’s nothing more your body needs than the proper nutrition to refuel and repair the muscle tissue and replace the electrolytes you’ve lost. One of the easiest ways to get in the electrolytes and protein in a fast, convenient form is to prepare a smoothie soon after your training session…

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Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

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This blended concoction is a cross between a dessert and a post-workout drink; packed with protein for post-workout recovery and a taste that resembles a tropical island! Ingredients: 1 medium banana (frozen) 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen) 1 cup coconut water (add more if needed) 1 scoop protein powder (Sunwarrior blend) 1 tsp organic extra virgin coconut…

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3 Steps to Prepare for a Hot Triathlon

It’s the day of your big race. It’s a hot day, 93 degrees, and it’s very humid. When this day comes, will you thrive or will you melt? Let’s face it—If you will be racing this summer, the chances of this scenario becoming reality are quite high. If you race in the summer, it will…

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Ironman Kona, Hawaii – Medical Tent Lessons

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Originally published in November 2012 Edition of Triathlon Plus Magazine Ironman Lessons From Kona Every year in October, the Big Island, Hawaii sees thousands of the world’s best Ironman athletes descend on the town of Kona for The Ironman World Championships. The first ‘Ironman’ was held in Hawaii in 1978 and attracted only 15 competitors.…

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8 Game-Changing Triathlon Training Rules

How long should I plan to build-up to a half-iron? How often should I do hill workouts? How much carbohydrate should I ingest during my races? How long should I chill out after my race season ends? These are all good questions— questions we are asked often. Of course, everyone is different, but we’ve got…

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The Most Common Fueling Mistake and How To Fix It

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Simple answer: Failure to plan, practice and then execute your nutrition plan…..so, let’s examine each aspect of this, shall we? Failure to plan: 1)    Have you used the products during training that you intend to on race day? 2)    Do you have a specific schedule for taking in calories and fluid and electrolyte supplements? 3)   …

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My Top 7 Sources of Plant-Based Protein

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  I say it all the time. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only possible to optimize your health on a plant-based diet; when done right, I actually recommend it. But where do you get your protein? I field this question constantly. Despite deeply ingrained but misleading conventional wisdom, the truth is that you can…

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