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What is Leucine?

In this article, we explain what leucine is and discuss the leucine ‘trigger’ theory and its role in regulating protein synthesis.

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 is Fiber?

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

What is Caffeine?

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

What is a Carbohydrate?

Carbohydrates are smaller or larger molecules that play a major role in our energy provision. Read our deep dive into how carbohydrates serve as fuel for the body.