There's no denying that hitting up the flat cola table at an Ironman has its advantages for some athletes - but be smart about when and how you drink up.
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Lionel Sanders fueled his way to second place at May's Ironman World Championship race using an unusual (but very Canadian) ingredient. Here's what you need to know about using maple syrup in your triathlon fueling plan.
Should I abstain from caffeine for a period of time leading up to my event to get a bigger boost when using it on race day?
How much sodium should you take in during a triathlon training session or race?
The latest breed of sport drinks are sucking some of the sugars out of their products. But don’t go rushing to fill up your bike bottles with low-carb drinks just yet.
Triathlon requires specific nutritional considerations. Test and practice to find what works.
Everything you need to know about eating for optimal performance as you count down to the big day.
A daily diet of pizza, cookies and Ben & Jerry’s affects more than your waistline.
Steer clear of one-size-fits-all formulas to balance carbs, fat, and protein in your diet.
See if your fueling strategy (or lack thereof) is affecting your performance and health goals.
Learning how to mitigate GI distress in training and racing can be well worth doing—but when is the right time to train your gut?
These strategies will get your nutrition back on track for a better, stronger and healthier you—no calorie counting required.
Scientists have developed a wearable sweat patch that could allow endurance athletes to adjust their hydration plan during a race by measuring the rate of fluid and electrolyte loss in real time.
Fixing common training and racing nutrition snafus can spur you to otherwise unattainable athletic heights.
Give it a whirl; it might work for you—just make sure it works long before race day.
Nutritionist Scott Tindal does a deep dive on bonking, glycogen stores, and the train low diet.
The latest research suggests that minty flavor may help you keep your cool.
We gut-checked three nutrition products. And now, the results.
You can spend a pretty penny on staying hydrated.
Dr. Stacy Sims answers your most pressing nutrition questions.
Jersey-pocket fuel gets a whole-food makeover.
Enjoy the smooth-drinking java in your favorite sports nutrition products.
Advice—and the best products—for when you need to eat for the heat.
Take your java to go with these quick-mix options.
With one of our favorite places to swim at risk for overfishing, we sampled the most eco-conscious seafood available so you can do good while eating well.
You will see some gains from periodically controlling carbs on your long rides, but be aware that it comes at a price.
“Anytime you start or finish a workout dehydrated, you are at a competitive disadvantage."
One Ironman. Three Sports. Five Bags. We break it down.
The protein you choose can affect how you feel during and after exercise.
Not all breads are created equal—here’s how to toast the best.
Take locally sourced food to the next level by growing your own.
Before you reach for a pill or a powder, consider reaching into your fridge instead.
A periodized approach to carbohydrate intake means consuming different carbohydrate ratios depending on where you’re at in your training cycle.
When the workout ends, what you eat plays a huge role in how you recover.
Low caloric intake can lead to serious consequences for your performance and your overall health.