The importance of timing nutritious meals – Madison de Rozario

Most athletes have a good understanding of eating healthy food to match their healthy lifestyle. One of the most common areas an athlete needs to focus on to support their performance is the timing of their meals around training times.

World Championship medal haul for NSWIS rowers

NSW Institute of Sport athletes have wrapped up a successful 2018 World Rowing Championships campaign after winning a total of six medals, including two gold, three silvers and one bronze. Erik Horrie claimed a fifth consecutive World Championship title in the PR1 Men’s Single Scull event (in World Best time) while the Australian Men’s Four, featuring NSWIS athletes Jack Hargreaves, Spencer Turrin and Joshua Hicks, also made it back-to-back World Championships.

Aussie Sharks make history with World Cup Silver

After qualifying for their first-ever FINA World Cup final, the Australian Men’s Water Polo team have claimed an historic silver medal in Germany. Featuring eight NSW Institute of Sport athletes – over 60% of the World Cup squad – the ‘Aussie Sharks’ defied the odds to go further than any men’s team before them by competing in the Gold Medal playoff against Hungary.

8 ways additional energy sneaks into your diet

If your sport has specific body comp targets that you need to reach but you find you are struggling to manage or maintain them, you might look to what you are eating and the portion sizes to see what is contributing extra kilojoules and still be left scratching you head as to why you aren’t at your target. There are times when you will consume energy contributing beverages like Powerade and Protein shakes with a purpose and it will be appropriate to support your training and energy demands.

NSWIS dominant ‘Aussie Sharks’ set for World Cup campaign

Eight NSW Institute of Sport athletes have been named on the Australian Men’s Water Polo team who will compete at the 2018 World Cup in Berlin. Beginning on 11 September, the six-day tournament will see the ‘Aussie Sharks’ take on Japan, Hungary and Germany in the pool stages, where they’ll compete for a place in the final rounds.

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