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The facts about caffeine and exercise performance

19th May 2016 Many sports supplements make bold claims about boosting performance but only a few are backed up by credible research. In the third article of this 5-part series on supplements, I look at the evidence for caffeine. What is … Continue reading

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Fueling and hydration strategies for running a marathon

Updated 20th April 2016 What you eat and drink the days before the marathon as well as on the day can have a big effect on your performance. You’ll be burning approximately 2,600 calories over the course so consuming the … Continue reading

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When’s the Ideal Time to Eat a Pre-Workout Meal?

13th October 2015 One of the most common questions I get asked is about pre-workout nutrition and meal timing before a workout. How long before a workout should you eat to get the most benefit? Here’s my advice… The timing … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Strength Training 5th edition

28th September The Complete Guide to Strength Training is the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to increase strength and re-sculpt their body. Featuring proven training programmes and evidence-based nutritional guidance it delivers comprehensive workouts for beginners, intermediates and elite athletes. With … Continue reading

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4 new performance-enhancing supplements that actually work (and are legal!)

26th August 2015   I am sceptical about sports supplements – most have little solid evidence to back their claims – but I must admit to being more than a little intrigued by the new generation of food-based performance-enhancing supplements. … Continue reading

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1 surprising reason NOT to have a protein drink

10th August 2015 Swig a protein drink after your workout? And another one mid-morning to boost muscle growth? Then again before bedtime to ensure your muscles continue growing while you sleep? Well, you’re not alone. More and more men are … Continue reading

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When vitamin supplements do more harm than good

9th June 2015 Many people take supplements to improve recovery after exercise but new research suggests this could be, at best, a waste of time or, worse, actually hinder the recovery process. Here’s why: The theory The traditional theory, the … Continue reading

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Marathon Race Day Nutrition and Hydration Plan

Updated 20th April 2016 What you eat and drink the day before the marathon as well as on the day can have a big effect on your performance. You’ll be burning approximately 2,600 calories over the course so consuming the … Continue reading

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Fat Fight: the row over fat advice

11th February 2015 Yesterday’s row between nutrition experts over a report criticising dietary fat guidelines (it argued that dietary fat advice given to the nation was based on flimsy evidence and should not have been introduced) has thrown some timely … Continue reading

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4 ‘Real’ Food Alternatives to Sports Supplements (plus 7 hot tips)

20th November 2014 With the myriad of sports drinks, gels, bars and chews now available you’d be forgiven for thinking these products are essential for performing well in sport. But there was a time when athletes ate actual food and … Continue reading

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