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Next Level Nutrition: Marathon des Sables - A test of body, mind and dietitians!

Next Level Nutrition: Marathon des Sables - A test of body, mind and dietitians! | Endurance Sports Nutrition | Scoop.it

Endurance sports take many forms, which is why it's so interesting to work with endurance athletes from a nutrition perspective. The general aims are more or less the same, but the practical reality of each event type creates enormous diversity in how those basic nutiritonal goals are executed. And at the extreme end of the practicality scale lies the Marathon des Sables - a multi-day, multi-stage foot race across the Sahara in Morocco. 

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In 2013 I got the opportunity to work with two clients to plan their nutrition for the Marathon des Sables. Here's some information about I put it all together.

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Nutrition and Muscle Cramps – What does the science say? |

Nutrition and Muscle Cramps – What does the science say? | | Endurance Sports Nutrition | Scoop.it

There are a lot of opinions about why cramping occurs and everyone has their own advice when the topic comes up. Many sports drinks tell you that they key to preventing cramps is magnesium, bike fitters will tell you your saddle is too high, and I've heard dozens of different home remedies. Personally, I've always maintained the belief that cramping is most often caused by extending yourself beyond your fitness abilities (but I have no scientific proof of that). In this post, Alan McCubbin from Next Level Nutrition tells us what the research says about cramping.

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