Health & fitness writer who lives what she writes as a NASM certified trainer, USA Cycling coach, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, pro licensed off road racer, and All-American Ironman triathlete
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ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life
Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one
Drop pounds (and your rivals!), get fast, put more power in your pedals, and gain know-how that will make even the hardest hills feel faster. Bicycling fitness columnist Selene Yeager has experienced and enjoyed the transformative power of climbing-and she has made it much of her life's work to learn the secrets to riding uphill. In CLIMB!, she shares not only her own hard-earned expertise but also wisdom and advice from exercise physiologists, cycling coaches, nutrition experts, and top amateur and professional climbers to help you.
Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new book Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life's story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots.
De-Stress for More Energy
I'm sitting in the office of David Yaden, a mind-body health expert, at the Community Biofeedback Clinic in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, my right hand splayed on a wood-paneled countertop. One by one, he clips little white sensors to my fingertips. I stare at the multicolored lines and bars dancing across the computer screen. We're monitoring changes in my skin temperature, heart rate, blood volume, and skin conductance (amounts of sweat secreted by my eccrine glands)...
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Followers of the paleo philosophy claim to draw their nutritional guidelines from Neanderthals. But stark differences in geography and agriculture, thousands of years of evolution, and a contemporary food industry stand in the way. Mounting evidence, including a recent study that analyzed dental plaque from the Pale...
About a year ago, I set a goal to achieve a lifelong dream: to compete in an Ironman triathlon. I signed up for the race in Louisville, Kentucky, and trained for eight months. (The race was August 31.) I won my age group and finished 16th overall among women, including the pros. The road I traveled to this amazing destination was long, sometimes bumpy, and very educational. Here's what I learned.
You are your only obstacle
I could think: "Look how slow you're riding today. In Louisville, ever...
Eighty-one? I shook my head and surreptitiously leaned over to get a better look at the number Sharpie’d on the calf of the tall, lean, and considerably older woman setting down her running shoes in the transition area next to mine. Yep, I’d read right. She was 81 years old. I was 26, at my very first triathlon. My primary goal was just to survive. The next: grow up to be that woman, still lacing up and toeing the line in her ninth decade of life.
Turns out, that’s not such a far-fetched goal...
I have no idea why I thought it would be easy. Maybe because I have the memory of a chipper blue tang (Dory in Finding Nemo, for those who aren't up on their fish genera) and the moment I crack a post-race IPA, all the hard parts of the race seep out my ears and I get starry-eyed remembering only the cool stuff. Whatever the reason, despite the fact that completing the Dirty Kanza 200 proved to me not just once, but twice, that 200 miles of racing is really not one bit easy, I really didn’t t...
To upgrade your muscle memory, you must fully develop (and bank) as many neuromuscular pathways and physiological systems as possible. Our plan is grounded in two principles that have been proven to maximize muscle memory.
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selene yeager “The Fit Chick” Selene Yeager is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer who ...
Recent research found that marathoners eating 120 grams of carbs per hour had lower training stress and less muscle damage during the event.
Current exercise guidelines suggest a range of 30 to 60 grams per hour for endurance athletes, with a ceiling of 90 grams per hour.
Regularly eating higher amounts of mixed carbohydrates like glucose and fructose during runs can train your gut to tolerate and absorb higher amounts of carbs during exercise.
New research shows that endurance runners who co...