Festive food advice for athletes this Christmas

Posted on December 11, 2018 by

Christmas is a time of many traditions and family and friends coming together. This time is also generally centred around food, drinks and celebrations. While it’s important to be mindful of your diet over the break, you also want to connect with family, traditions and your favourite Christmas foods!

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7 reasons you are fatigued (and how to get back on track)

Posted on December 5, 2018 by

Do you wake up tired or are you tired before training? Perhaps you get to the afternoon and wish you could have a nap? Some may say that with high levels of training if you aren’t getting tired you aren’t training hard enough.

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This is why athletes should eat breakfast

Posted on November 21, 2018 by

The importance of breakfast is in its title, its breaking the overnight fast. Your first meal is the key to turn your body on for the day.

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Food choices for the run-in to competition

Posted on November 12, 2018 by

Accumulating fuel stores to be used in competition does not happen in just one meal. Specific to the workload you have ahead of you, a plan of regular meals and snacks spaced out over the days prior to competition should be followed rather than one large meal the night before competition as the increased load on digestion may interfere with sleeping patterns.

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8 nutrition niggles for athletes to look out for

Posted on November 6, 2018 by

It’s a familiar scenario for athletes. You complete a training session and then later that day you pull up sore with a niggle.

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13 balanced breakfast ideas for athletes

Posted on October 18, 2018 by

A ‘balanced’ meal for an athlete is hugely important for both training and competition, so it’s a good idea to know what types of things you can cook that will give you what’s required. Below you’ll find 13 excellent ideas for a balanced breakfast.

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20 food suggestions for an athlete’s target protein intake

Posted on October 8, 2018 by

When considering protein for recovery, the timing, frequency and amount all play a pivotal role for optimal results.

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The basics of nutrition for athletes

Posted on September 24, 2018 by

Nutrition has a tendency to get over complicated but essentially it boils down to one basic principle.

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8 ways additional energy sneaks into your diet

Posted on September 13, 2018 by

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.

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7 tips for muscle growth and repair

Posted on August 21, 2018 by

Building muscle mass and increases in lean muscle tissue happens through an exchange of muscle breakdown during an appropriate training program which promotes muscle turnover, and protein ingestion through diet.

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