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The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall comes down to the fuel in your belly.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

The difference between hitting the summit and hitting the wall often comes down to the fuel in your belly. Here, 11 pros share their favorite nutritional secrets and performance-enhancing recipes.

When Los Angeles-based chef Ludo Lefebvre traveled to the Big Island to open up a pop-up restaurant, he got some help gathering ingredients from a few surfers who know the surrounding waters well. Mark Healey,…

My coach suggested I take fish oil supplements, so I started taking them, but so far it seems the only thing they’re doing is messing with my, um, excretory system. Is it really that important for athletes to take fish oil supplements?

A protein-rich, paleo-inspired meal adapted for the modern athlete

Three surefire recipes to supercharge your workout

Increasingly, race organizers are testing non-elite athletes for performance-enhancing drugs. But is it fair, or even possible, to hold amateurs to the same stringent standards as the pros?

Common medications that will—and won't—earn you a suspension

I have a friend who runs home from the bar and sits in a sauna after a night of drinking. He says this ritual helps him sober up faster and avoid a hangover. Is he right?

The U.S. Olympic Training Center serves 1,200 meals to 350 athletes each day. The most popular dish? A nutrient-dense Thai chicken soup.

I can’t live without sweets. Is it possible to have my dessert and eat it too—without undoing all the work I did training?

The champion decathlete shares his favorite recovery meal

Maintaining a plant-based diet can take up lots of precious time and energy, but you can have this nutritious rice-based dish on the table in less than 20 minutes

I've heard that inflammation is bad for me and can hurt my sports performance. Why is that, and is there an easy way to keep inflammation down?

I want to shed a few pounds and move closer to my speed goals, but all the recommended recovery foods are high-carb and high-calorie. Will using the Paleo Diet make it more difficult to train for the next big race?

Cola. Photo: Shutterstock Can a diet of Twinkies and cola negatively affect your memory? That's what scientists who conducted a study on rats in the Journal of Physiology are suggesting.  “Our…

A full-flavored plant-only feast for ultra-distance athletes

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

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

It's hard to differentiate between recovery eating and overeating. Are those last few pounds holding me back?

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars on fish oil supplements every year, but studies have never been able to prove their effectiveness

Apparently, I'm going to live until I'm 82. At least that's what this new online Life Expectancy Calculator from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Public Health Ontario, the University of Ottawa, and the…

And our favorite recipes for incorporating them into your post-workout routine

I’d like to think that I’m the kind of parent who knows exactly what her kids should eating at any given time, and how much. The kind of parent who’ll—for example—whip up homemade date-and-nut energy bars or lemon sports…

Refuel with these bacon-cashew rice cakes from sports physiologist Allen Lim

A decade of research reveals that creatine is the real deal—but watch your step when tempted by other supplements making big promises

How much protein do you really need? A lot more than Uncle Sam's telling you.

After every workout, recovery starts with the first thing you put in your mouth

Thanksgiving is almost a week gone, but if you're like me the massive pig out and the Macy's Day-worthy parade of leftovers won't soon be forgotten. I'm talking about extra girth, not warm fuzzy holiday feelings. I ventured onto the scale for the first time in a week and confirmed…

Recover faster with these five superfoods

Perusing the energy food aisle can be a bewildering experience. The sheer number of bars, chews, gels, granola-bar imposters, and lookalike Snicker's can cause you to bonk you before you even begin your next ride, run, or workout. Don't fret. Fortunately, we've tasted just about all of them. Every week,…

Breakfast is necessary if you want to tear up the countryside, hit the pool, or simply get through a gym workout. Pick the right one.

Old favorites and new standbys in the energy-bar world

How to ensure you get the calories you need

Get faster by getting leaner.

Everything you need to know to fuel properly this year

Six superfoods, plus a recovery drink that uses four of them

Ultramarathoner Josh Cox's attempt to break the 50K world record through proper nutrition and hydration

Forget complicated meal plans. Build good eating habits around basic food knowledge, and keep these three guidelines in mind.

John Stamstad (Photo courtesy of John Stamstad) John Stamstad lives to push limits. He earned a spot in the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame after completing the first crossing of Australia by bicycle, going 65 hours straight…

 (Chuck Wagner via Shutterstock)Chuck Wagner via Shutterstock We’ve all heard the stories of how backcountry endurance wonks concocted the first molar-crushing energy bars in their kitchen or garage, and went on to hit the big time, spawning a sport-snack empire and changing the way we eat on…

5 Gluten-free tips from Xterra USA Championship series athlete Jennifer Smith

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a Manhattan.

The gluten-free movement isn’t just a fad. It could be the performance boost you’ve been missing.

Stayton Bonner heads to Santa Fe Brewing Company to pick up supplies for the ultimate homebrew.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a New Orleans Sazerac.

Stayton Bonner preps his red chile chocolate porter.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a Classic Margarita.

Stayton Bonner transfers his brew so it has time to mellow.

The Incanto chef’s recipe for Cornish Game Hen.

After his signature brew has some time to mellow, Stayton Bonner bottles it.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make the Long Island Iced Tea. (Hint: No iced tea involved.)…

The first taste of Blood Light, Stayton Bonner's red chile chocolate homebrew.

Top Chef’s Jamie Lauren shows you how to make asparagus salad.

Columnist Eric Hansen and his buddy “the Nose” on drinking fine Tequila…

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a Tom Collins.

The Incanto chef prepares an apres dish that's packed with protein.

Resident mixologist Ryan Krogh explains how to make a Pisco Sour.

The Incanto chef's recipe for Cornish Game Hen.

The Incanto chef prepares an apres dish that’s packed with protein.

The chef demonstrates how to make a pitcher of Moscow Mules.

Meat gourmand Steven Rinella shows you the secret to parrilla, Argentina's famous method of charcoal grilling.

Clif Bar Founder Gary Erickson and co-CEO Kit Crawford

Is it better to sweeten drinks with honey or sugar? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

What are the healthiest beers? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

Ultrarunning phenom Geoff Roes's supercharged training fuel.

A Texas-based company is marketing a brand of bottled H20, called Evolv, that supposedly can ward off disease and boost your aerobic capacity. It’s fascinating case study of a notable trend—nutritional products that are being sold with a mix of miracle health claims and complex financial structures that promise easy riches. Our advice? Investor beware.

What foods can I eat to boost my metabolism? The Editors Santa Fe, NM

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