Author Archives: Kelli Jennings

Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian, sports nutritionist, avid mountain biker, and owner of Apex Nutrition, LLC. Kelli helps athletes optimize performance, stay healthy, reach their weight goals and build strength, endurance and stamina. She teaches clients to eat for reduced inflammation, the best recovery and ongoing fueling needs as they push themselves to new levels. Purchase her book, Fuel Right Race Light or a Custom Apex Plan to get to your next level.


The Mid-Ride Feast-and-Bonk: Don’t Let it Happen to You!

If you’re training for hours, whether long distance running, cycling, hiking, or another sport, there’s one fueling mistake you should be keenly aware of, and try to avoid: the mid-ride feast-and-bonk. Usually, the scenario goes something like this (this was sent to me by a potential client): This past weekend I did a road century…


10 Regular Food Fuel Options

Believe it or not, you may have the perfect fuel for your next run or ride sitting in your pantry right now. A “regular” food. You may not have to search through the sports nutrition aisle at your local shop or market. It’s possible that you can take a “regular” food, add a bit of…


Pickle Juice To Stop Cramps

Muscle cramps can bring the strongest of athletes to his or her knees in just an instant. One minute you’re running along at a race pace and the next, your leg is overcome with an intense, clinching and unyielding pain. Or, throughout a race, you can feel the sensation of a cramp coming on. You…


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Basic and Advanced Ingredients for Optimal Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason. Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits. But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.In…


Nutrition Timeline for your Big-Race Taper Week

Only one week until your big race. You’ve made it.  You’ve survived the training.  You’ve started to taper.  But what should you eat now? There’s plenty of conflicting advice out there to confuse most anyone. There’s “to carb load,” there’s “to carb starve,” there’s reducing calories, adding calories, and more.  Clear as mud. Taper week…


5 Biggest Sports Drink Mistakes

Do you have a favorite sports drink? If you’re one of the fortunate few who have found your match, the one that hydrates you well with fluids and electrolytes, without any stomach issues, and with a taste you look forward to drinking still in the fifth hour of a ride, you should congratulate yourself. The…


How to Turn Hard Work Into Results with Recovery

When you think of training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason.  Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits.  But for many athletes, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue and chronic soreness.…


3 Keys to Training Fuel While Riding

Here’s an understatement: These days, you have a lot of options for training fuel.  As in a bazillion.  There are so many options, many athletes become overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated trying to make a choice.  It seems like a distant past when only two or three commercial sports drinks were available, and there was one…


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