Why is Strength Training Important to Women

One of the most efficient ways of eliminating excess body fats and keeping the body physically fit is through nurturing adequate muscle mass. Most of us, especially the aging population, need to practice resistance exercises to develop muscle mass. Some … Read More

How to Make Nutrition Your Secret Weapon in 2018 – By Katie Elliott, MS, RD

If you’re an athlete with big goals, you likely take advantage of any opportunity, big or small, to improve performance. As you look toward 2018, understand that honing your nutrition strategy is a BIG opportunity. Nutrition can be the difference … Read More

Off Season Weight Loss Tips by Kristen Arnold , RDN, LD, MS

The off season is the best time to lose weight for your sport (yes, even through the holidays!) Athletes often make the mistake of focusing on losing weight in the peak of their season. But this is when they are … Read More

Athletes need sugars – by Kristen Arnold , RDN, LD, MS

Why do athletes need sugar during workouts, what types of sugar are best, and where it should come from? Many athletes ask themselves how much sugar they should have, when, and from what sources. Studies show that eating or drinking … Read More

“Sweet and Supplemental: Chocolate May Benefit Every Athlete” explains Susan Kitchen RD, CSSD

Sweet and Supplemental: Chocolate May Benefit Every Athlete Think chocolate will pack on the pounds and slow your pace down? Although chocolate often gets a bad reputation, it contains power-packed properties that are valuable in every athlete’s diet. Chocolate comes … Read More

Is stretching good or bad for you? – by Brandon Hudgins

Just like so many “facts” surrounding running and other forms of exercise, there’s a lot of good and bad information out there. One of those old wives’ tales or facts that the athletic world has moved away from but the … Read More

Being Mentally Prepared by Amanda Eccleston

Mental preparation: So much thought and planning goes into designing workouts, mapping out racing seasons, and making sure to get every last mile in. Creating a training plan is an essential part of reaching your goals and continuing to improve. … Read More

Heather Wilson Joins Cocoa Elite as a Track Running Ambassador

Cocoa Elite is pleased to announce our newest Track Running Ambassador – Heather Wilson. We first got exposure to Heather as she painfully ran in the 2016 Olympic Trials where she suffered a hamstring avulsion. We are honored to have … Read More