Recent ABT Blog Posts

Testing Options for Athletes: The Proven, Unproven, and TBD

June 2nd, 2017 by

The wide world of sports is being inundated with physiology tests promising data to determine your unique physiological needs. From blood tests...

Is There a One-Size Fits All Diet for Athletes?

June 2nd, 2017 by

For those of you “get to the point” people, the answer to the title is no. But, that is not the real...

Supplements for Triathletes: What Works?

June 30th, 2016 by

The world of endurance sports is being inundated with supplements manufactured with the endurance athlete in mind. It's easy to get wrapped...

Red Blood Cell Turnover In Endurance Athletes: How to Apply This Information

June 30th, 2016 by

Red blood cells are one of the most important physiological components for athletes, especially endurance athletes. These cells are responsible for carrying...

Juicer: The Athletes Friend

June 30th, 2016 by

Endurance athletes demand a lot from their bodies. Hours of training depletes micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and stresses cells. Although some supplements...

Cramps: What We Know About Prevention

June 30th, 2016 by

Cramps are a very common occurance in endurance athletes. Despite plenty of research, the science of cramping is still a bit inconclusive....

Supplementing Iron In Athletes: The How and Why

June 30th, 2016 by

In past blog posts, I have briefly touched on iron supplementation. This practice is common among endurance athletes, especially triathletes, cyclists, and...

Folate For Athletes: Don’t Ignore This Micronutrient!

June 30th, 2016 by

Over the last few years, iron has become a supplement found on the shelves of most endurance athletes. Rightfully so, depleting iron...

Does Running Make You Fat? – Debunked

June 30th, 2016 by

Warning...the first seven paragraphs are a preamble. If you just want the tips, feel free to skip to the "Meat and Potatoes"...

Medications and Endurance Training: What You Should Know

June 30th, 2016 by

Recently, a drug rep was in our clinic telling me how their pain medications would be good for the pains commonly experienced...

Hey Men Endurance Athletes, Want Your Testosterone Back?

June 30th, 2016 by

It's no secret that endurance training can lead to reductions in testosterone in men. Theories behind the reduction of testosterone during endurance...

Antioxidants and Endurance Athletes

June 30th, 2016 by

Antioxidants. From athletic performance and anti-aging to heart disease prevention and cancer treatment, antioxidants are touted as key components to fighting disease...

Athlete Thermoregulation: Tips for Keeping Cool When It’s Hot

June 30th, 2016 by

Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to maintain a body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very...

Triathlete Training Podcast Interviews Garret Rock About Blood Monitoring for Endurance Athletes

June 30th, 2016 by

I recently was a guest on the Triathlete Training Podcast (www.triathletetraining.com), where I was interviewed on blood monitoring for the endurance athlete....

Maximizing Your Potential: Hemoglobin and Oxygen Delivery

February 11th, 2016 by

Marginal gains. The term “marginal gains” is being heard more and more in the world of sports. The concept of marginal gains...

Why Eating Disorders In Endurance Athletes Are Especially Dangerous

February 11th, 2016 by

It is time for those of us involved in endurance sports to bring attention to the problem of eating disorders in endurance...