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My Top 10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is upon us. While it’s wonderful to spend time with friends and family, it’s also a prime time to pack on the pounds (if you’re not careful). Here are my tips on how to navigate the upcoming parties and celebrations in order to stay lean while still enjoying yourself: Don’t Finish. You’re not [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Articles, Nutrition, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

Will Becoming A Vegan Improve My Performance?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions from people about if the vegan diet is good for performance. I understand that some people “go vegan” due to ethical concerns but if you are considering becoming vegan for purely overall health and performance then I suggest you look to other diets. I tried a vegan, vegetarian and [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Ask The Man, BioAstin, Nutrition|0 Comments

Ask The Man: How Can I Avoid Packing on Pounds at Holiday Parties?

Dear Dave, I’m invited to quite a lot of holiday parties this year and I’m worried that it’s going to derail my healthy eating habits and I’ll put on weight. I really want to avoid this and come out of the holiday season strong and ready for 2018. What should I do? Dan     [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Nutrition|0 Comments

Ask The Man: Nutrition Mistakes Ruin My Run

Dave, When I’m racing an IRONMAN and going through aid stations on the run, I usually grab whatever food is available because I feel like I need the calories to make it through the day. That said, I usually end up racing with stomach cramps and have to stop and walk during the race. How [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

Ask The Man: What About My Nutrition Strategy in Hot Weather?

Amanda from Tampa recently asked me: Should I adjust my caloric intake during really hot and humid conditions? If so, how? If you're planning to race in hot weather, then you've probably already given quite a bit of thought to your hydration.  But what about your caloric intake? Watch my short video... my answer might [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Ask The Man, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|2 Comments

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]

4 Race-Day Nutrition Mistakes that Undermine Your Performance

All too often I’ve seen athletes looking to PR -- or even win their Kona slot – who end up being plagued by nutritional problems that prevent them from reaching their goals. Does this sound like you? If so, then read on to avoid these 4 common hazards and nail your race-day nutrition strategy for a [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, EAS, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|5 Comments

Ripped! 12 Tips to Achieve Your Ideal Racing Weight

I'm frequently asked about the best ways to attain your ideal racing weight. As triathletes, we must strive to attain that perfect balance between lean body mass, power and immune health (it does no good to drop so much weight that we get a cold during race week, or if we feel dead trying to run up [...]