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Triathlon Speed 2.0, Eat a full Jar of Peanut Butter?

11%  The percentage of people asked who reported having eaten an entire jar of peanut butter in a single sitting, according to a survey conducted by Peter Pan Simply Ground.  Of 1000 plus subjects, 12% claimed they had hidden while eating peanut butter or lied about how much the ate.  Whether you opt to eat chunky or smooth, eat wi...

Holiday Fall Prevention, Alcohol-Free January

 My 12/16/2016 blog, Alcohol-Free January, Are You Up to theChallenge, http://buff.ly/2huu730 , introduced the 2017 edition of same.  A group of us did this in January 2016 and it worked. I got feedback from a number of athletes and I'll share the one I liked best with you.Dear Doctor Post,As an alcoholic in recovery-and I...

Alcohol Free January, Are You Up to the Challenge?

OK folks, here's round two.  Ready for this one?  In January 2016, I wrote a similar article for IRONMAN http://bit.ly/2humN7m and it was well received.  So well, in fact, that it seems logical to do it again.  On the Mayo Clinic web site then, the question was posed;"Does drinking alcohol kill brain cells?"This w...

Athlete With Plantar Faciitis, Question and Response

Supplements Part of Your Day? A Different Tri Product May Be Better Use of Your $$"Dietary supplements encompass a wide variety of products from vitamins , minerals, and botanicals to probiotics, protein powders, and fish oils. During the past 2 decades, a steady stream of high-quality studies evaluating dietary supplements has yielded predominantly disappoi...

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Recovery? (Hint, It's Not Good)

"Dietary supplements encompass a wide variety of products from vitamins, minerals, and botanicals to probiotics, protein powders, and fish oils. During the past 2 decades, a steady stream of high-quality studies evaluating dietary supplements has yielded predominantly disappointing results about potential health benefits, whereas evidence of harm has continu...

Masters Triathlete with Asthma/ Ironman Athlete With Knee Pain

Ice Baths, Should You Use Them?The answer, like so many seemingly simple questions in this sport, is not a yes or no. It depends on what your goals are.  If you have one competition and want to be ready for another as soon as the next day, as I understand the literature, an ice bath may help.  But if your goal is somewhere in the future, an...