Nutrition

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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Guide for athletes on when to drink

Posted on July 11, 2017 by

Losing large amounts of fluid has a negative effect on training performance.

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Importance of timing your meals as an athlete

Posted on July 4, 2017 by

The body is constantly using fuel to repair the muscle damage created in training and competing; this is how muscles grow and adapt to help increase strength as you develop as an athlete.

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13 tips to gaining good weight

Posted on June 28, 2017 by

Do you keep getting unwanted weight loss from high training loads? Are you trying to increase good weight through increases in muscle mass? Does your weight stay at the same number no matter what, when you just want a few extra kilos of on from muscle?

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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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5 tips to keep your immune system strong in all conditions

Posted on June 12, 2017 by

The life of an athlete can put extra strain on the immune system and ability to stay well.

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Recovery from training and competition

Posted on June 5, 2017 by

The quality of recovery after training will determine how good your adaptation and gains are, further to this it will have an impact on how well you might perform or get through the next training session.

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Snack Ideas for Athletes

Posted on May 29, 2017 by

If you head off to school, university or work around training times it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you have the right foods packed, that way the fuel needed to prepare and recover from training will be available when you need it.

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Recovery Food – What to eat and when to eat it

Posted on May 22, 2017 by

When considering protein for recovery, the timing, frequency and amount all play a pivotal role for optimal results. The ideal amount of protein to aim for post training is 20g of protein.

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