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Oops, Premature e-Jubilation, and Miscounting Laps

Kenenisa Bekele

It happens to the best of us, except for 400m one-lap sprinters. I'm referring to miscounting your laps in a distance race, and kicking for home too soon.  One lap too soon.  But it happens more indoors than outdoors.  Even in a four lap 800m race. Yes, there is a lap counter, and yes, there … [Read more...]

Does ANABOLIC NITRO Nitric Oxide Extreme Energy Surge contain Methylhexaneamine?


Amantle Montsho is now facing a two year suspension for failing drug test at the 2014 Commonwealth Games ion Glasgow. Her "A" sample test showed that it contained Methylhexaneamine, a substance considered a stimulant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).  Her "B" sample will be tested in London … [Read more...]

Interview with Lyle McDonald [Podcast with Derek Hansen]


Lyle McDonald is my go-to guy when it comes to asking advice on nutrition, supplements, and performance. He is also the author of the Protein Book along with 6 other books. I’ve had several Q&A’s with him on this Blog, namely: Vegetarian Nutrition and Sports Performance How much … [Read more...]

Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone, and Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin


Testosterone products are quickly becoming the mass market hormone. Next to diet pills, the next big fad in the Consumer market are anti-aging products, which includes (for men) testosterone, growth hormones and even Deprenyl.  Basically, we all want to either lose weight or gain muscle!  No … [Read more...]

Interview with Landon Evans, Strength & Conditioning Coach & Nutrition Coordinator


This is part 5 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, Season Three. To review the past 36 interviews, click here. Part 1 was Jeff Cubos, Chiropractor and Performance Therapist Part 2 was John Godina, World Athletics Center founder & Elite Shot Putter Part 3 was Questions & Answers from … [Read more...]

Treating Pain and Inflammation with Ibuprofen, Diclofenac and Vioxx


DISCLOSURE:  Please see your Physician before taking any kind of drug, either orally or topically. If you’ve run track for a while, especially sprints, then you’ve probably experienced injuries. If you are a Masters sprinter like me, then you know injuries are part of the game. Injuries come in … [Read more...]

Aires Merritt 7 Steps to Success


First, I want to congratulate Andreas Behm who has been appointed the Head Coach of the World Sprints Center at the World Athletics Center, based in Phoenix, Arizona. (read the press release here) Second, there was good article on The Guardian last Friday where they had a detailed piece on Aries … [Read more...]

Liothyronine & the Hypothyroid (Thyroid Deficiency) Controversy


The Wall Street Journal ran an article on April 10 on Dr. Jeffrey Brown, a Houston-based endocrinologist, prescribing a number of young, athletic males being treated for thyroid deficiency, including Carl Lewis and Galen Rupp (10,000m silver medalist in London 2012).  To date, Dr. Brown, who is … [Read more...]

Eating Real Food Instead of Protein Powders

protein in cheese, eggs, fish, lamb, beef and chicken

My article last week on Vitamin D in real foods instead of supplements got re-tweeted due to popularity so I think a similar article is called for. We all agree protein powders have an edge for convenience. Some are RTD (ready to drink), and some just require cold water and a shaker.  I usually … [Read more...]

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

vitamin d and sunshine

I was reading an article on how Alaska’s Dawn to Dusk race was only 3 hours and 40 minutes! In Rome, Sunrise to Sunset is exactly 9 hours long from 7am to 4pm (as of today) If that is the case, how are you getting enough Vitamin D through sunshine?  Especially in rainy Vancouver? I was in … [Read more...]