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What are the Main Causes of Gastrointestinal Problems?

GI problems are very common in endurance athletes. Understanding the different causes and symptoms is the first step in knowing how to prevent them.

Why is Glycogen Stored More Effectively Immediately After Exercise?

Glycogen is known to be stored quickly immediately post-exercise, while rates of synthesis are slower further away from exercise.

How Does Caffeine Work?

There are different theories, but number 1 (effect on brain) is the most important mechanism to understand.

What is the Best Protein?

Plant protein has been getting a great deal of attention lately, but which protein is the best for performance gains, and why?

What are the Main Gastrointestinal Problems in Athletes and What Can I Do to Prevent Them?

More marathons are won or lost at the porta-toilets than at the dinner table. Read our guide to gastrointestinal problems in athletes.

What is Fiber?

Fiber is an important part of daily athlete nutrition, but athletes should use caution in the days before the big race.

What are Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)?

BCAAs are a popular supplement. They are essential amino acids found in our diet, but why are they important?

What is Caffeine?

Caffeine is used by athletes around the world.Where does it come from and how does it affect performance?