This article was originally posted by Ryan at the original HillRunner.com Blogs.
We all know that pre-race stress is not good for our race performances. But why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. We now have another.
We all also know that calcium is important for our bones and dairy is a good source of milk. But what if one type of dairy is better than others?
You already know to avoid pre-race stress because it’s not good for your race performance, right? You might even know some of the reasons it isn’t good, right?
Well, here’s another way:
During acute psychological stressâin this case, seeing and being told they were failing at a pressure-packed taskâthe triathletesâ pain thresholds decreased significantly.
In short, your pain threshold is reduced after dealing with psychological stress. As a result, you can’t push as hard through the pain that is inevitably a part of racing.
Is yogurt better than milk?
We all know that calcium is important for maintaining bone health and dairy is a good source of calcium. But is it possible that one kind of dairy could be better than others?
He noted that other dairy products did not produce a similar effect and cautioned that some yogurts are high in sugar, âso we have to be careful about that.â
It’s not everything but it appears yogurt may be a super food (besides the high sugar content in some flavored varieties) in yet another way.