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Showing posts from June 4, 2017

Athlete Spotlight: Bryan & Rebecca Milling - A couple's inspiring story of overcoming the odds with an active lifestyle

Name : Bryan and Rebecca Milling Age:  42 City/State:  Greenville, SC Primary sport : Triathlon (Bryan),  Running (Rebecca) How many years in the sport: 6  years What Trimarni services have you used:  Nutrition consult. RETUL. Group training camp. Coaching. --------------------------------------- Describe your athletic background and how you discovered your current sport? Bryan: I played baseball in elementary school and football in middle school but fell out of organized athletics around the 8th grade. I skateboarded pretty hard after that, but never thought of that as being athletic. In high school, I starting smoking and became an alcoholic in college. It runs in my family so it wasn’t hard to pick up those habits. It became the thing I was “good at”. Party? No problem - I was always the last one standing. Funny how I was still competitive during that time in my life. I drank pretty hard through college and my first few years as a professio

Tips for adjusting to warm weather workouts

The warm weather is finally here! While it's great that we no longer have to bundle-up in layers of clothing before an outdoor workout, there is great physiological strain imposed by training in hot conditions. In a recent interview with the Epson Salt Council, I provided my  5 tips for adjusting to warm weather workouts . Since this topic is one that I discuss quite often with my nutrition and coaching athlete, here are a few blog posts specifically discussing the topic of hot weather training/racing: Acclimatization - 8/09 Perfect Cooling Towel Review - 9/15 Challenge Williamsburg Race Report - Temp Real Feel 124 degrees - 6/15 Simple Sport Nutrition tweaks - Swim 8/16 Simple Sport Nutrition tweaks - Bike 8/16 Simple Sport Nutrition tweaks - 8/16

Celebrate Global Running Day with these important running tips

6 minutes or 14 minutes. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to cover a mile, a mile is still a mile. Today is   Global Running Day   - a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Share your passion for the sport of running and inspire others to get moving. For all fitness levels, running is a great sport to challenge your mind and body. But even better, running does not require a gym membership, it's fairly inexpensive and you can do it almost anywhere (and anytime) and it comes with a list of benefits including body composition changes, fitness gains, stress relief and self-confidence. While running can provide you with a great endorphin-rush, making you feel like you are capable of tackling everything on your to-do list after you finish a run workout, running does come with a few downfalls. Running is very corrosive on the body and in order to reduce the risk for injuries and health issues, longevity in the sport of running requires

Confused by nutrition??? Here's why.....

Picture source Nutrition plays a very important role in health and performance. But I don't have to tell you what you already know. You are well aware that if your body doesn't get the nutrients/energy that it needs, your risk of illness, injury and sickness increases as your body struggles to adapt to intentional training and life stressors. With proper nutrition, you are rewarded with performance gains and a strong, healthy and fit body.  As a Board Certified Sport Dietitian, I have an important role as it relates to the performances by athletes. For countless reasons, many athletes are invested into improving "nutrition" with the help of a sport dietitian. At the most basic level, improving nutrition will lead to better strength, resilience, endurance and recovery but nutrition also plays an important contributing role in the development, management and prevention of mental health problems as well as in achieving and sustaining a healthy body composition. 

Private training camp/weekend recap - stretching the comfort zone

I remember when I was in graduate school, working towards my Master's in Exercise Physiology, and I just loved studying the information that I already knew. In other words, if there was a topic that I understood really well, I would often find myself re-reading it or testing myself over and over again because it made me feel confident that I really  understood the information. But then when it came to topics that were difficult and unfamiliar, I would often find myself pushing those aside so that I could go back to reading what I already knew. Does this sound familiar? It's very normal for athletes to enjoy doing what is easy and familiar. This is often referred to a comfort zone. If something is unnatural or scary, it is not welcomed and typically, it's not as fun as what is well-known and comfortable. Whether it's a fear of the unknown, worries of messing up, concerns of making mistakes or fear of trying something new, staying within the comfort zone is an