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A Little Advice…

The Fine Art of Getting Whacked in the Nuts

by Denis Faye | October 27, 2020

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a collective kick to the gonads for the majority of the human race. But if you’re reading this, here’s a crappy little silver lining for you: You’re not dead. Don’t get me wrong; I’m

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Is It Safe? Five Steps for Running a Marathon, Man

by Denis Faye | October 9, 2020

With this in mind, I think you can do it too. Here are five steps to make it happen. Step One: Pick an event. There are scores of marathons in the US every year. Pick one that moves you. Maybe it’s an iconic event like the New Y

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Why Do Gravel Grinders Give You Gut Gravy?

by Denis Faye | May 4, 2018

If you’re an endurance idiot like me, odds are that you’ve done a long, pointless, awful event (or maybe several dozen of them) and ended the day with little more than an ill-fitting finisher’s t-shirt, a weird s

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Immunonutrition: Eating to Avoid Illness as an Endurance Athlete

by Denis Faye | September 11, 2017

 Since exercise is supposed to make us healthy and stuff, you’d think endurance athletes, who spend countless hours running, cycling, paddling, swimming, or (insert action verb here)-ing would be the healthiest kids on the bloc

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The No Carbs After 6pm Rule! Now Featuring Science!

by Denis Faye | August 29, 2017

When it comes to nutrition, I tends to side with science—or at least common sense and strong anecdotal evidence. Usually, this serves me well, but sometimes, I end up looking like a dork when cutting-edge clinical research acci

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Can losing weight really break your metabolism?

by Denis Faye | May 23, 2016

By now, you probably know about the media’s gloomy take on a recent study in the journal Obesity regarding how participants of The Biggest Loser have broken metabolisms. If not, here’s the skinny, so to speak. The Biggest Lose

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Are you under-eating? Well, knock it off!

by Denis Faye | September 22, 2015

NPR ran a segment recently on how many young female athletes tend to undereat, which can result in female athlete triad syndrome: irregular menstruation, low energy, and weak bones.  The piece focuses on the bone thing, which i

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Calorie Calculators? Who needs ’em?

by Denis Faye | September 16, 2015

The other day, I ate dirt while getting fancy on the Honey Badger (translation: I crashed my mountain bike because I was riding like an idiot) and scraped up my knee pretty good. As expected, it bled actual blood instead of petr

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The benefits of going on the juice

by Denis Faye | July 30, 2015

Astute Nerd Herders may notice that I’m having a major romance with the new Beachbody Performance (BBP) line of supplements, mostly because the nutty professor lookalikes Beachbody’s R&D team allowed me to play lab rat

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Bacon. (That’s all I need in this headline to make you read this.)

by Denis Faye | March 17, 2015

Few foods are as divisive as cured and processed meats. Although both were created for less-than-culinary reasons (the former to preserve meat, the latter to trick consumers into eat lips and assholes), the human race has develope

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