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

Share with26th 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 … Continue reading

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1 surprising reason NOT to have a protein drink

Share with10th 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 … Continue reading

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When vitamin supplements do more harm than good

Share with 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 … Continue reading

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Marathon Race Day Nutrition and Hydration Plan

Share with 20th April 2015 What you eat and drink the day before the marathon as well as on the day can have a big effect on your performance. Consuming the right foods, avoiding dehydration and getting the timing right … Continue reading

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Fat Fight: the row over fat advice

Share with11th 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 … Continue reading

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

Share with20th 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 … Continue reading

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When low-carb diets aren’t helpful

Share with1st October 2014 Tempted to give low carb diets a go? If you’re serious about your sport, you should know that low carb high fat (LCHF) diets – fashionable as they are – might actually hinder your performance.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Do you really need a sports drink?

Share with22nd July 2014 If you’ve been finding your workouts a little more sweaty lately – thanks to this glorious spell of hot humid weather – you may have been thinking about having a sports drink or an electrolyte tablet … Continue reading

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Is sugar bad for athletes?

Share with20th June 2014 Sugar in its various guises (gels, sports drinks, bars, etc) is a long-standing staple of athletes’ diets but with the tsunami of negative press surrounding it, should you now be cutting it out? The simple answer … Continue reading

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5 sports supplements that ‘work’

Share with 3rd May 2014 One of the most popular questions I get asked at every talk and seminar I give is which supplements to take? Yes, it’s tempting to think that all those expensive shakes, powders and pills will … Continue reading

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