Matt Hanson: How I Won The Campeche 70.3 2020

Matt Hanson: How I Won The Campeche 70.3 2020

Campeche 70.3 Race Report: This year was my fourth trip down to Campeche. I have always struggled racing there in the past…it can be quite difficult to prep for a hot early season race while living in Storm Lake, Iowa! However, I have slowly performed better and...
How do Vegan Proteins Stack Up?

How do Vegan Proteins Stack Up?

by Matt Hansen EdD In February of 2013, the First Endurance blog covered an important topic: ‘The Facts About Protein.’ You can find the full post HERE. At that point in time, whey protein easily rises to the top as the superior protein source to use for...
Is Exercise Induced Inflammation Good or Bad? (part 1)

Is Exercise Induced Inflammation Good or Bad? (part 1)

Athletes and coaches have long known that strenuous exercise causes inflammation. Many products are currently on the market that claim to limit inflammation including cryotherapy methods, NSAIDS, nutritional supplements, and compression gear. However, there is...
Update: More Studies Show Vitamin C & E May Reduce Endurance Capacity & Performance

Cutting Edge Antioxidant Information For Endurance Athletes

Recent research on antioxidant intake during exercise has caused a quite a stir. A review of the new research in the area can be found here. Numerous questions have been brought forward since the review was posted. The purpose of this brief discussion will be to...