What’s The Most Common Race-Day Fueling Mistake?

We were recently interview by LAVA Magazine.  They asked a number of great questions, with this one being the best: LAVA: Despite all of the endurance fueling research out there today, what common fueling mistakes do you continue to see athletes making, and what is your number one piece of advice for athletes trying to […]

Optygen at 19,000 feet!

‘I’ve been using Optygen from First Endurance for at least 5 or 6 years for bike racing. I looked at the ingredients and thought that it might work well for my mountain guiding at very high elevations. I guided 3 groups up Kilimanjaro last summer and the Optygen worked great until the last trip up and I […]


How Pre and Pro Biotics Improve Your Performance

Distance runners, competitive cyclists, elite triathletes or any other kind of endurance athletes require a vast amount of caloric intake to maintain optimal hydration and energy levels.  This alone puts a lot of stress in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  On top of that, quite frequently during training or racing, endurance athletes may experience GI problems. […]


Can Vitamin C & E Decrease Endurance Capacity & Hinder Performance?

Antioxidant use has long been incorporated into the regular routines of numerous athletes. Historically, this has been especially true for endurance athletes. Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E as well as Beta Carotene have long been suggested to protect active people from oxidative tissue damage. Although most evidence suggests non-athletes consuming a balanced […]

Cancellara and Team on Dramatic Flanders Victory

First Endurance rider Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory) defended his Tour of Flanders title today by winning a four-man sprint to the finish.  The 259-kilometer race came down to a riveting, tactical battle as Cancellara had to play a cool hand with no teammates remaining, most victims of crashes that marred the race all day.  The […]