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BECOME A BETTER ATHLETE WITH HOLISTIC NUTRITION & TRAINING INFORMATION FROM 4X IRONMAN, REPEAT USAT AGE-GROUP NATIONALS QUALIFIER AND IM ALL-WORLD ATHLETE, LUKE POWELL

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  • Spartan Fort Knox Race Report

    My website originally started out as a way for me to chronicle my triathlon journeys. After over nine years of training and racing triathlons, I decided that I was ready to venture out and try something new. Lifting weights and staying strong has always been part of my triathlon training, despite knowing that shedding some […]

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  • Is Sparkling Water Healthy?

    Saying that sparkling waters are popular is an understatement. Nearly 574 million gallons of sparkling water — $6.1 billion worth — were sold in the U.S. in 2016, the last full year of data, according to Beverage Marketing. And that figure was expected to reach 790 gallons and more than $8.5 million in 2017. Compare […]

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  • You Get Out What You Put In

    For the last nine years, I’ve “trained” for triathlons. Usually starting in late December or early January, I come up with a plan based on what races I have for the upcoming season. Some years that means I’m building my training for a full (Ironman) distance triathlon. Other years, I might do a half distance […]

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  • Are Eggs Without Chickens, and Meat Without Animals Possible?

    I’m not a Vegan. I’m not even a Vegetarian. In fact, I believe that red meat has a place as part of a healthy diet. That being said, I understand why some people do not eat it. I’m not going to get into the debate about whether or not it causes heart disease or cancer. […]

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  • The U.S. Dietary Guidelines

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. Since 1980, the Guidelines have been jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The current version was issued in 2015. You can find it here.The Dietary Guidelines […]

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  • Why I Lift Weights, And So Should You

    If you look at the type of sports I’ve competed in over the last 10 years, you would say that my main focus has been endurance events. I think anyone that completes Ironman triathlons, much less a stand-alone marathon would have trouble convincing anyone that they were not an “endurance athlete”. But prior to starting […]

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