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Tips for Maintaining Fitness and Weight during the Holiday Season

During the holidays, discipline in achieving and maintaining fitness goals is often put to the test. The abundant offering of delicious treats and festive temptations poses a challenge for most of us. Those who manage to find a good balance between indulgence and maintaining a healthy training routine during this time will benefit in the long term.

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Overview of nutritional theories: 7 diets for athletes in brief

In recent years, many different dietary approaches have been developed. They range from the traditional high-carbohydrate regime for endurance athletes, to the ketogenic diet, up to the vegan diet. In this article, we provide an overview of the different dietary philosophies.

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What matters with Carbohydrates 

For longer and more intense training sessions, extra portions of carbohydrates are required. Otherwise, there will be a drop in performance.

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Knowledge Base Nutrition

Fasting training and weight loss: Truths and Myths

Training on an empty stomach is often presented as a miracle cure for losing weight and increasing performance. But exercise on an empty stomach can only be effective if you do it the right way. Above all, you need to know your optimal intensity range. Many people exercise at too high an intensity. This training method is only moderately effective for losing fat deposits.

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Athletes and Hunger: Do we eat because we are hungry?

I caught myself considering buying a set of titanium bolts for my racing machine. You save 5 grammes – has to be worth it! At the very latest when the climb gradient reaches double figures, we curse every gramme which helps our physical enemy, gravity to make life hard for us. It is almost a meditative therapy to imagine ordering the pretty package, opening it and replacing the steel bolts in the evening in the workshop.

Dr. med. Bernhard Rinderknecht *

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Holiday Tummy: Train More or Eat Less

It really is nice and cozy to just hang around in front of the fireplace all day and have a loaded plate with Mom’s cookies and a big cup of Grandma’s hot chocolate in front of you. Just looking at all of those chocolates… No longer the plates but rather the stomachs are gonna be fully loaded. All of a sudden it doesn’t seem too cozy but rather scary. Ever wondered if you can explode of too much gingerbread?

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Carbohydrate periodisation for improved performance

Periodisation of carbohydrate intake in endurance sports – a possibility to efficiently enhance performance and to burn fat.

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Knowledge Base Nutrition Recovery

Fighting Cramps

Muscle cramps are inherent in sport. But what can be done to minimise the risk? And how do you get rid of it? 2PEAK has the answers.

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Nutrition before a Race

Preparing for a race traditionally involves a pasta party. We show you the effects this has on your body and the alternatives for optimal nutrition before and during a race.