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Demystifying Your Blood Profile

A blood profile can help athletes track progress and diagnose issues—but they need to know what to look for and work with a physician to interpret the data. This article will help to demystify your blood profile.

Sweetening the Truth on Hydration

Few topics in endurance sports are more misunderstood and draw more ire than hydration and electrolyte sports drinks. Trevor Connor explores the biochemical mechanics to show what happens when we drink salty sports drinks.

The Myth of Cramping

Dehydration? Electrolyte imbalance? Heat? None of these actually causes cramping, according to new theories. Coach Trevor Connor takes a closer look.

The Lactic Acid Myth

There is no lactic acid in the human body. That said, the burn we feel during hard efforts has a lot to do with acid. We explain.