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.

Nike Pro Turbo Speed

A golf ball was the inspiration for the tracksuit that some Nike athletes, including Allyson Felix and Oscar Pistorius, could be wearing in London.

Innovative Olympic Training Techniques: Lolo Jones

To help U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones capture the gold medal she was supposed to win in Beijing, sponsor Red Bull designed a diagnostic tool that requires Jones to attach 39 sensors the size of Ping-Pong...

TYR Carbon Short John

Oscillation has been linked to muscle fatigue, something Arena’s Powerskin Carbon Pro and Tyr’s Carbon Short John (right) should help mitigate.

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

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.

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.

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