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Issue 27: Fueling sports performance

Whether you're a marathon veteran or a dedicated cyclist, nutrition can make or break your performance. To help you level up, here's the latest research on sports nutrition as well as other performance-enhancing tactics like HRV monitoring.

Whether you're a marathon veteran or a dedicated cyclist, nutrition can make or break your performance. And now that racing is back, fine tuning your pre- and post-workout routine is more important than ever. The question is: What actually works?
Thankfully, we've done our homework and rounded up the latest research on sports nutrition as well as other performance-enhancing tactics like HRV monitoring. While none of these are a replacement for a solid training plan, they can help you get a leg-up on the competition.
Here's to being stronger, faster and fitter in 2022!
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The best vegan post-workout recovery snacks.

Registered Dietitians weigh-in on snacks that are plant-based, and provide adequate protein and carbs for recovery.
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