Gordy Megroz

Gordy Megroz

Author's Bio

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

2012 Olympics Star Power: Missy Franklin

Charting the career arcs of six of the biggest Olympic stars: Usain Bolt, Misty May-Treanor, Michael Phelps, Amanda Beard, Oscar Pistorius, and Missy Franklin.

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

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.

Turmeric and Ginger

Turmeric and ginger worked wonders in getting me to the starting line and racing hard.

Banana and Coconut

It’s potassium that prevents involuntary muscle contraction, and the nutrient is found in abundance in both bananas and coconuts.

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.

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