It’s on the menu for many athletes, and for good reason. Cottage cheese is packed with protein—one cup contains roughly 28 grams of it—which makes the dairy aisle staple an ideal pre- and post-recovery fuel. It’s also high in calcium and vitamin B12, which helps prevent cardiovascular disease, and easily portable for the busy athlete. Enjoy it on its own or mixed with fruit.
Dear Doctor Rowing, I’ve been out of the game for a number of years but have recently begun to row a single. I’ve checked out a number of websites and watched a bunch of coaches on YouTube. Years ago, I learned the legs-back-arms method of applying power and it’s always worked for me. But lately down at the club all I hear is talk of “the core.” What’s with all this emphasis on the core?