Team AV Athlete Derek Smith shares how to get in gear for triathlons

May is triathlete month! Are you gearing up for your first triathlon or Ironman? This month we’ll share tips and tricks from our team of expert and everyday athletes, starting with getting in gear. Now that you’ve signed up for the race, what are you supposed to wear? Do you have the right running shoes, … More Team AV Athlete Derek Smith shares how to get in gear for triathlons

Common Pre-Race Nutrition Mistakes Athletes Should Avoid

Are you gearing up for a triathlon? Sports Nutritionist Marie Spano shared her feedback on pre-race nutrition mistakes all athletes should avoid! Carb-Overloading. Eating a higher carbohydrate diet a day or two before a race is a smart idea. As you taper down your training, your body will take those extra carbs and top off … More Common Pre-Race Nutrition Mistakes Athletes Should Avoid

Thoracic Mobility Lumbar Stability Series Part 3: Hip Stability

Coach is back for the final part of his thoracic mobility lumbar stability series. For these routines, you’ll need a pole (try a broomstick), dumb bell and resistance band. Coach recommends trying these movements barefoot. For the first routine, line the pole from the top of your head to the back of your butt. Bend … More Thoracic Mobility Lumbar Stability Series Part 3: Hip Stability

Amino Vital and Hypoglycemia Q&A

Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low level of blood sugar (glucose), your body’s main energy source. Your body needs to maintain a steady supply of sugar to function properly (MayoClinic.)  Can hypoglycemic athletes use Amino Vital products? In this Q&A, Team Amino Vital Nutrition Expert, Marie Spano, provides her feedback. Question: I … More Amino Vital and Hypoglycemia Q&A

Cadence 101: Tips for riding uphill, downhill and on flatland

When it comes to cycling, Team Amino Vital athlete Derek Smith loves to switch it up and tackle any obstacle with reckless abandon! Here’s his feedback on what to keep in mind when you’re riding uphill, downhill and on flatland. Uphill No matter the size of the hill, how you execute gear shifts will make … More Cadence 101: Tips for riding uphill, downhill and on flatland

Sports Nutrition Spotlight: Cycling

By Team Amino Vital Nutrition Expert Marie Spano Cycling requires both physical energy and mental stamina. If you don’t fuel both your body and brain while also staying hydrated you’ll end up tired, thirsty and unmotivated. But, sports nutrition shouldn’t be complicated. Start by integrating the three easy steps below into your training plan and … More Sports Nutrition Spotlight: Cycling

Grip and Go: Tips for bike grip positions from Team Amino Vital

Now that you have a better idea of the type of gear you need and know how to pedal like a pro, we asked some of our Team Amino Vital athletes for their advice on proper bike grip positions. See what they suggest! Pro Athlete Andrea Hutchins: “In the winter, our hill riding gets a … More Grip and Go: Tips for bike grip positions from Team Amino Vital

Stay Fit Tip from Marie Spano: Follow the 3 R’s post-ride

Our theme this month is CYCLING! Here’s this week’s stay fit tip from Team Amino Vital Nutrition Expert, Marie Spano. Refuel: Refueling means consuming carbohydrates within 30 minutes after a ride, to maximally restock your carbohydrate stores. If you aren’t hungry, opt for a liquid supplement or make your own smoothie.  Rebuild: In order to … More Stay Fit Tip from Marie Spano: Follow the 3 R’s post-ride