Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle. They play very specific key roles in health and performance in human physiology and help athletes retain muscle and burn fat. Proteins are made up of both essential and non-essential amino acids that can be used by the body for a plethora of benefits. However […]
Amino Acids and Performance by Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS Introduction Amino acids are the building blocks for skeletal muscle as well as digestive enzymes, hormones, antibodies and other body proteins necessary for optimal functioning. Of the 20 amino acids in the body, there are two types: essential and non-essential. There are eight essential […]
FAST FLASK While racing the Ironman world championships last fall, I needed 300 calories and 1,000 milligrams of sodium during each hour during the bike leg to stay fueled and combat the electrolyte-draining effects of the heat. One flask of EFS Liquid Shot delivers 400 calories, 100 grams of carbohydrates, more than 1,500 mg of […]
First Endurance was started in 2002 by two racing fanatics (a cyclist and a triathlete) with a healthy obsession for sports nutrition.