Gordy Megroz

Gordy Megroz

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Gordy Megroz is an Outside correspondent and a former Outside editor. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming. Follow him on Twitter: @GordyMegroz.

Short White Man Can Jump

Height is a distinct advantage in the high jump: tall guys don’t have to put as much air between their feet and the ground to get their center of mass over the seven-plus-foot bar. Which is why it’s...

Beet Juice Benefits

Endurance athletes have been chasing a natural oxygen boost for decades. The answer may be as simple as eating your vegetables.

How Much Beet Juice Is Too Much?

The jury is still out on dosage guidelines for nitrates and beta-alanine, but here are recommendations from two top nutritionists

Salmon

Also packed with lean protein, Stanford University sports nutritionist and physiologist, Stacy Sims, adds salmon to her endurance athlete’s post recovery meal in order to “enhance muscle repair.”

Honey

Honey supports the immune system, and thus boosts the acute immunosuppressant response of exercise.

The Top 10 Recovery Foods

Sports scientists love to disagree and debate over just about everything, but the community has come to a consensus about one topic: recovery meals.

Hot Chocolate

A 2006 study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that chocolate milk aided recovery as well as Gatorade.

The Power Smoothie

Alexander’s smoothie recipe is light enough to stomach, and also packs the protein (milk, protein powder, chia, and nuts), carbs (honey, banana, berries, and wheat germ) and anti-oxidants (thanks to...

Pasta

The Mayo Clinic endorses pasta as good source of carbs for post-workout recovery—but don’t overdo it on the noodles.

Chili

Dave Hahn suffers from celiac disease, an inability to digest gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye).

Chicken Fried Rice

The fried rice not only fits into the category of healthy and delicious comfort food but it also works as a recovery food for a number of reasons.

Turkey

Beyond just protein, turkey contains selenium, a nutrient that helps buffer damaging by-products of exercise (peroxides and free radicals) that accumulate in the muscles during training.

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