Fueling

Diet & Fueling in Taper Time

Diet & Fueling in Taper Time

Diet & Fueling in Taper Time What to maintain – and what to change – during the lead-up to target events.INTRODUCTION The Ironman World Championships are finally going to happen and I couldn’t be more excited. I have had a fantastic build, am healthy,...

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Multivitamins and Immune Health

Multivitamins and Immune Health

Multivitamins and Immune HealthIntroduction At this point in time, everyone is (rightfully) very concerned about their immune health, so we’re updating and rereleasing this blog, which was originally published last year. Colds, the flu, COVID-19,...

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The Glycemic Index & Carbohydrate Fueling

The Glycemic Index & Carbohydrate Fueling

Introduction In this blog, Dr. Bucci discusses how the Glycemic Index can help inform a comprehensive carbohydrate fueling strategy – and the pitfalls that explain why it’s only one input and not the complete answer for maximizing efficient energy...

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How Liquid Shot Maximizes Fast Energy

How Liquid Shot Maximizes Fast Energy

Introduction In this blog, Chief Science Officer Dr. Luke Bucci explains why, even though glucose is the body’s fuel source, Liquid Shot mixes glucose with non-glucose carb sources to exceed the amount of energy glucose can provide on its own. He also...

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How to Fuel For Success on HOT Days

How to Fuel For Success on HOT Days

Updated for 2021 Training and racing in cold weather is entirely different than training and racing on hot days.  Strange things happen in hot conditions;  some athletes thrive while others fall apart.  Your nutrition program has a lot to do with how...

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Suntheanine®- Your Secret Weapon – Part 2

Suntheanine®- Your Secret Weapon – Part 2

Summary This is the second installment in a series on the reimagined EFS and a mind-over-matter compound that makes perfect sense for maximizing your brain’s control of your exercise performance: Suntheanine® L-theanine. Theanine calms anxiety and...

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Suntheanine®- Your Secret Weapon

Suntheanine®- Your Secret Weapon

Summary This is a first-in-series feature on the reimagined EFS, focusing on a mind-over-matter compound that makes perfect sense for maximizing your brain’s control of your exercise performance: L-theanine, or more specifically, Suntheanine®...

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Is Intermittent Fasting Good For Performance?

Is Intermittent Fasting Good For Performance?

by Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN CNS & Jeff Rocco, MDQ: I’m hearing about how changing when I eat and fast can help my performance. But fasting runs opposite of how I’ve been eating for performance. Anything to intermittent fasting? A: Intermittent fasting...

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Multivitamins and Immune Health – Why?

Multivitamins and Immune Health – Why?

At this point in time, everyone is very concerned (or should be) about their immune system health. The usual admonishments about eating right, exercising right and getting enough sleep are dependent on each person’s habits and knowledge to know what is...

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Galvanize Your Training with Zinc

Galvanize Your Training with Zinc

Zinc is a trace element and an essential component of good nutrition.  Many of us have seen zinc when it is used to coat steel to protect against corrosion—like that old trash can where Oscar the Grouch lives. Zinc works as a co-factor and is required to facilitate...

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How to Fuel for IRONMAN

How to Fuel for IRONMAN

IRONMAN is a long day for everyone, regardless of whether it takes under 9 hours or more than 16 hours to finish. Most athletes experience highs and lows throughout the day. In order to minimize the low points and maximize the high points, a significant amount of time...

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Fueling for a 100 Mile Running Race

Fueling for a 100 Mile Running Race

--Originally posted March 2013--   Fueling for a 100-mile running race through the mountains is not only an enormous feat athletically, it poses great obstacles nutritionally. Ultra runners typically race between 18 hours and 30+ hours in order to accomplish this...

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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...

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Vegan Diets and Athletic Performance

Vegan Diets and Athletic Performance

Plant-based diets and athletic performance The past few years, plant-based diets have gained in popularity. They are recommended in various weight management programs and they are the choice of environmentally conscious individuals, animal right supporters and various...

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How to Fuel During Endurance Events

How to Fuel During Endurance Events

Some of the most frequent and consistent questions we get at First Endurance have to do with how and what to use for fuel during exercise.  If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.  Just comment below and we’ll make sure to get back to you...

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