Fat: Sore Subject around the holidays

by Lorenzo Wimmer

November 18, 2016

Fats are macronutrients in our diet that we consume in large quantities that gives us energy to survive and compete. Without them, we would only carry about enough energy stored in the form of glycogen in our muscles and liver for about 90 minutes to 2 hours of intense exercise. (Muscle glycogen comprises about 400g of glycogen, whereas liver glycog Read more

To sleep, perchance to dream

by Lorenzo Wimmer

October 04, 2016

We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. We know how good we feel once we have had one, and how poorly we feel when we have not. I’m certain that all of us have suffered the consequences of jet-lag at one point in our life, but did not know why our body felt this way. We all know that after a poor night’s sleep our energy levels, Read more

Nutrient Timing: “It’s About Time”

by Lorenzo Wimmer

September 01, 2016

Throughout our lives, we all know that timing IS everything. It is becoming increasingly evident in endurance performance sports that this is a cornerstone of being able to “go the distance”. We are all looking to improve our muscle strength and power, our stamina and hopefully our body composition as a result of proper nutrition. A regular exercise Read more

Over Hydration

by Lorenzo Wimmer

August 15, 2016

In the many events you have entered over the years, how many water bottles do you have in your cupboard? How many times do you refill that water bottle during the race? How many liters of Gatorade and Propel, and the like, do you chug down during an event? If you’re reading this you were lucky enough not to over hydrated yourself into a condition kn Read more

Yes, Sugar!

by Lorenzo Wimmer

July 01, 2016

Have you ever wondered how your body differentiates between cane sugar and beet sugar? Here is how it works. Read more