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Southern Design Coach of the Year 2017 Finalists

Posted on October 25, 2017 by

Behind every great athlete is a great coach, and each year the NSWIS recognises the best in the business with the Southern Design Coach of the Year award.

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Food labels – how athletes can make sense of the fine print

Posted on October 19, 2017 by

Understanding what is in the food you are eating is important to know what energy will be going into your training. When making food choices in the supermarket each food product with multiple ingredients is required to have a nutrition information panel and an ingredients list on the packet.

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Athletes’ guide to snacks that match training demands

Posted on October 11, 2017 by

Athletes have demanding training loads which change from day to day. As an athlete, you can’t eat exactly the same amount every day as you may fall short in your energy needs on those days when training loads are high. Conversely, you may eat more than is needed when training days are light or if it’s a rest day.

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38 Balanced meal ideas for athletes

Posted on October 4, 2017 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 a number of excellent ideas for balanced meals across breakfast, lunch & dinner.

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4 essential tips for an athlete’s kitchen

Posted on September 26, 2017 by

For many athletes there comes a time where you’ll move out of home and away from the reliable home cooked meal. It can be a bit daunting, knowing you’re now solely in charge of preparing a diet to suit your training regime.

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How to build a healthy food shopping list

Posted on September 12, 2017 by

A visit to the supermarket can be the turning point for what you will be eat for the week. Planning and preparation is one of the most important steps in managing your diet, making healthy choices and having the right food available.

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How to easily pre-load energy for performance

Posted on September 5, 2017 by

Preparing for training by pre loading fuel stores before and during long training sessions & competition is just as important to consider as recovery strategies and what you will have when you finish.

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What to consider when approaching weight loss as an athlete

Posted on August 17, 2017 by

The body doesn’t like to change weight rapidly; it takes time to increase or reduce body weight healthily and for long term results.

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Why athletes shouldn’t fear carbohydrates

Posted on August 8, 2017 by

The word ‘carbohydrate’ is the name given to a macronutrient that is in a very broad range of foods and comes in many different forms, which have slightly different functions and are digested differently.

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Athlete’s guide to eating away from home

Posted on June 19, 2017 by

Athletes are often travelling to compete and are away from home, which forces a change in routine and eating habits.

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