Hi-Health Empower — Sports Nutrition

What is a PR or Personal Record?

Posted by Rosanna Thill on

What is a PR or Personal Record?

Once you've run your first road race, you have set a PR or "Personal Record." It refers to your best time in a race of a specific distance. My last PR for Pat’s Run (Pat Tillman, soldier and pro football player) this year was an 8:55 minute per mile pace. This is definitely my best “PR” to date. The 4.2 mile course winds through the...

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Rest and Recovery

Posted by Cheri Rifkin on

Rest and Recovery

Scheduled rest and recovery are just as important as any part of a training program. If you’re like me, it’s hard to actually plan days off and recovery activities to reduce fatigue and prevent Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). The body needs time to adapt to stresses put on muscles and joints in order to take an athlete to a higher level of fitness. Tracking...

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You Are What You Eat: Bodybuilding Diet

Posted by Mark Bozza on

You Are What You Eat: Bodybuilding Diet

Without proper nutrition (bodybuilding diet) and supplementation, your efforts in the gym will be wasted. I have heard this many times over the last 20 years. In the gym, you are tearing your body down and with the right balance of protein, carbs, fats and supplements you are re-building and repairing the damage you inflicted upon yourself. If you do not eat small protein meals...

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Do You Workout? Training vs. Working Out

Posted by Mark Bozza on

Do You Workout? Training vs. Working Out

Anyone who has taken up weight training or competitive bodybuilding has been asked this question once or twice or a thousand times. I’ve been “training” for almost 20 years. At first this gym related question is flattering. It makes you feel as if your hard work has started to pay off. After being asked constantly, you start to get a little annoyed. So to the...

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Electrolytes and Hydration

Posted by Cheri Rifkin on

Electrolytes and Hydration

In the spring, an outdoor ride with the girls usually begins with a conversation similar to the title of TLC’s popular show “What Not to Wear”. Do I need a vest or jacket? Are you wearing shorts or long tights? Should I wear a headband? It’s good to be prepared and is easier to take something off when it gets too warm than it is...

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