The 8 Science-Backed Benefits of Strength Training

    Strength training, also known as resistance training or weight training, is a critical part of any fitness routine. At its most basic, resistance training is a series of movements that require a muscle to lift, push, or pull until fatigued. These movements not only benefit gains in the gym and training for competitive sport, but they also provide indisputable benefits to overall mental and physical health.

    Runner’s Stomach: What Causes It and How to Avoid It

    The scene is all too familiar. You start your run or workout and soon enough you have a stabbing pain in your side, become nauseous, or feel the urge to run to the bathroom. This phenomenon is commonly known as runner’s stomach, although it’s not necessarily specific to runners.  Let’s dive into what runner’s stomach is, the causes, and what you can do to avoid it.

    Project Eclipse: How Shalane Flanagan Relied on InsideTracker to Run Six Marathons in Six Weeks

    Chasing big, wild, audacious goals is nothing new to Shalane Flanagan. This four-time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist, TCS New York City Marathon champion, World XC Bronze medalist, American record holder, Nike Bowerman Track Club coach, three-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author, and proud mom inspired runners and non-runners across the globe with her recent incredible running journey known as Project Eclipse.

    What Happens to Your Body After a Marathon?

    Running a marathon certainly impacts how your body feels. But what actually happens internally? During a race, the body goes into overdrive, uses up energy stores, breaks down muscle, and loses fluid and electrolytes. And afterward, the body needs to recover from that damage. Measuring blood biomarkers post-race can provide you with real data on your recovery status and explanations for how you feel physically after an intense event. This article outlines what to expect from your body and your ...

    Are Citrulline Malate Supplements Beneficial For Strength Performance?

    Athletes looking to elevate their strength or performance are constantly seeking a competitive edge, and they often turn to supplements for that boost. A popular supplement amongst strength athletes is citrulline malate. But it’s important to understand whether the science supports the intended use of a supplement before introducing it into a daily routine. So, does research support the use of citrulline malate for athletic performance? Or are these athletes investing in an ineffective ...

    How to Prioritize Performance and Longevity in Endurance Sports

    Runners and endurance athletes often talk about their personal records (PRs), upcoming races, or the latest fitness tech or gadgets. But there’s always a looming question: How long can I keep going? Physical activity can delay signs of aging by promoting heart health, preventing low bone mass, improving coordination and balance, and lowering the risk of chronic diseases [1]. But endurance athletes also place unique strains on their bodies which can impact healthy aging and their longevity in ...

    NMN Supplementation Improves Measures of Endurance Capacity in Amateur Runners, A New Study Finds

    A recent study finds that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) supplementation improved endurance capacity in amateur runners.[1] Researchers propose that NMN enhances oxygen delivery in muscle tissue, bringing energy to exercise-induced energy-depleted cells. Published this month in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, this study is gaining attention from athletes and biohackers alike. Let's dive in.  

    Sore Muscles from Exercise? Here's What Helps—And What Doesn't

    After intense exercise, it's tempting to reduce muscle pain by whatever means necessary to stay on a training regimen or routine. But common pain-relieving practices like taking ibuprofen or using ice may not be best post-workout. Instead, research shows that supplements like fish oil, collagen, and curcumin, along with active recovery methods, are more efficacious in alleviating muscle tenderness. Here’s how. 
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