Can Vitamin D Reduce Covid-19 Risk for Athletes?

Key Takeaway: Vitamin D is helpful for supporting the immune system and may reduce susceptibility of Covid-19. Get a blood test to check vitamin D levels and supplement accordingly. Avoid taking over 4,000 IU per day and stay well. The Sun and Vitamin D Normally I tell my clients they can stop taking a vitamin D supplement in the summer months if they are outside often. Vitamin D is actually a hormone that’s made when Read more…

The Red Blood Cell Panel for Athletes

I just watched the new fascinating ESPN documentary about Lance Armstrong. In the film, Lance describes working with now-infamous coach Dr. Ferrari. According to Lance, Ferrari’s training philosophy was “less is more…all you need is red cells.” Low Red Blood Cell can Cause Training Fatigue By now, it’s no secret that red blood cells provide the fuel, in the form of oxygen, athletes need to compete at their best. That’s why the red blood cell Read more…

Top 5 Ways to Make Next Season Your Best Yet

There is a wide range of feelings when it comes to canceled races. You’re allowed to feel upset, stressed, or even happy you’re off the hook. Whatever your emotions are regarding the cancellations, know that they are valid. We can’t change the situation, so let’s make the most of it. Competing Takes A Toll Competing takes a toll on your body, even more than training. Why? There are a lot of stresses on the body Read more…