A study of competitive female endurance athletes in Denmark showed surprising patterns in diet among those with low energy availability and skipped periods: too much fiber, and not enough carbohydrates. That enables better recommendations for athletes looking to get healthy while not gaining weight.
Reigning two-time U.S. national nordic-combined champion Bryan Fletcher shares a cycling workout (which can also be done skiing or running) that he recommends doing once a month. “It works on both your VO2 max zone and Threshold zone,” he explains. “Or Level 3/4 zone depending on what system you use.”
Just 2 percent of IOC members come from a snow sports background, and one of those two – biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen – skipped the vote for who should host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Between this imbalance and the fact that IOC members are no longer allowed to visit bid cities, the financial might and huge consumer market of China won out over other factors in the decision-making process.