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Free Form Amino Acids vs Complete Proteins

Free Form Amino Acids vs Complete Proteins

By Patricia B. Rosen, MD, MPH (originally published Oct 2010) I think we have all considered the fact that just plain glucose doesn’t quite cut it for endurance events. Early evidence shows that adding protein to your race fuel significantly increases the time to...
Why Every Athlete Needs Pre and Probiotics

Why Every Athlete Needs Pre and Probiotics

Endurance athletes require a vast amount of caloric intake in order to maintain optimal hydration and energy levels.  This alone puts a lot of stress in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. To complicate matters further, prolonged and intense training and racing may cause...
Beta Glucan Improves Performance & Recovery

Beta Glucan Improves Performance & Recovery

by Dr. Donald Cox “Run faster, jump higher, get stronger” is the mantra of many serious athletes focused on improving performance. In terms of supplementation, athletes have traditionally relied on products that build muscle, fuel endurance and aid recovery as an...
Moehl Wins 160k Mystical Himalayan Mountain Run

Moehl Wins 160k Mystical Himalayan Mountain Run

First Endurance ultra runner Krissy Moehl travelled to the mountainous region of China at the base of the Himalayas to win her second race of the year, a grueling 160.3km ultra distance running race – Mt. Gaoligong by UTMB. Having recently won the Sean O’Brien...
Why Do Women Burn Fat Differently Than Men

Why Do Women Burn Fat Differently Than Men

Carbohydrates and fat are the primary energy sources for ATP (energy) production and muscle contraction during endurance exercise. However, their relative contribution is not equal and varies depending on the intensity and duration of the exercise. Additional...
Dr. Tommy Puzey Weighs in on Gastronomical Eats

Dr. Tommy Puzey Weighs in on Gastronomical Eats

I get asked on a regular basis to outline my thoughts on nutrition. Here are a few gastronomical musings if you care to follow along… In my experience, diets are a lot like religions or political parties – people like the structure, the boundaries, and the clear...
First Endurance Ultra Running Team

First Endurance Ultra Running Team

As we head into the 2018 season, First Endurance is proud to continue to support a small but powerful ultra running team consisting of 7 talented athletes. The 7-member team is full of experience. Collectively these 7 athletes set numerous Fastest Known Times, Course...
Krissy Moehl Wins Sean O’Brien 50 Miler

Krissy Moehl Wins Sean O’Brien 50 Miler

First Endurance ultra runner Krissy Moehl set the fastest pace to win the Californian Sean O’Brien 50 mile ultra running race. On beautiful single track trails along the Backbone Trail within the Santa Monica Mountains, the course has breathtaking views of the ocean...