Kick the Cold: Nutrition for Exercise-Induced Immune Depression

If you think the only focus of sports nutrition is to improve performance, think again. Keeping athletes healthy and able to compete is priority numero uno (no one cares how well you perform if you’re stuck on the sidelines), and when training gets tough, adequate nutrition becomes even more important. For normal, healthy individuals, regular … Continue reading Kick the Cold: Nutrition for Exercise-Induced Immune Depression

No Bake Date & Oat Brownie Bites

I’ve been slacking lately about transferring recipes over from our old ViTL blog, buuuuuut I just had a powerlifting meet and made these bites as a snack…totally forgot how amazing they are and then realized that I definitely need to share! You’re welcome in advance 😉 [[Originally posted February 26, 2016 on ViTLnutrition.com]] Soooo Scott has … Continue reading No Bake Date & Oat Brownie Bites

Magnesium: a Micronutrient with a Macro Impact on Performance

If you’re a client, you may be tired of me talking about magnesium intake and performance. If not, strap in, because I just found some fresh ears (or eyes, in this case) and someone looking to kill time at work while Facebook is blocked: you. Or you’re at home thinking these intros are weak and … Continue reading Magnesium: a Micronutrient with a Macro Impact on Performance

Stop Slacking on the Protein, Ladies

Do women really need less protein than men? The most important determinants of protein needs include: Weight Lean mass Training/workout regimen Body composition goals Performance goals Notice gender isn’t included in that list. Sure, you may need less protein than the 250lb muscle-head bro at the gym who seems to be using the squat rack … Continue reading Stop Slacking on the Protein, Ladies

Caffeine Gene: The Effect of Caffeine on Endurance Performance by Genotype

Your genes may determine if caffeine makes you better, worse, or doesn’t affect you. The potential of caffeine to enhance performance of athletes in endurance-based sports is huge: average improvement with caffeine vs. placebo is about 3% and some studies have reported improvements up to 17% (Ganio et al, 2009). A 3% improvement in running … Continue reading Caffeine Gene: The Effect of Caffeine on Endurance Performance by Genotype