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​Overtraining syndrome – symptoms, prevention and recovery

Sometimes referred to as burnout, training stress syndrome or chronic fatigue, they’re all essentially the same thing: overtraining syndrome. Discover the symptoms and best prevention and recovery methods.Feel like this on a daily basis? You could be suffering with overtraining syndromeOvertraining syndrome – what is it?According to the Journal of Sports health, overtraining syndrome is [...]

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​Sophie Power interview: ultra running, entrepreneurship and breastfeeding during UTMB

Voted one of the six most inspirational female runners in 2018, we chat with Sophie about ultra running, entrepreneurship and that photo of her breastfeeding during UTMB.The image that thrust Sophie into the spotlightYou can watch our full conversation here or keep scrolling for the highlights.Sophie Power: the ultra runnerHaving completed some of the world’s toughest [...]

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​Nuts for endurance – 7 of the best

Nuturally, we’re crazy for nuts. Why wouldn’t we be? Believe it or nut, they’re packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, protein and a heap of nutrients key to athletic performance. Discover seven of the best nuts for endurance.Best nuts for endurance - #1: PistachioNot just great for all-round health, pistachios also replace minerals lost in sweatPistachios [...]

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​Blue Zones – 7 lessons from the healthiest people on earth

Blue Zones are geographical areas home to a disproportionate number of centenarians. Not only that, but Blue Zone inhabitants are also happier and more content with life. Discover 7 lessons we learnt from the healthiest people on earth.Keeping active through work, play and social life is key to longevityBlue Zones – what’s so good about [...]

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Multiple sclerosis and Ironman - an interview with Conor Devine

Meet Conor Devine. A story of multiple sclerosis and Ironman and of healing through a plant-based lifestyle.We had the absolute pleasure of chatting to Conor who, despite being only 41, has a rather remarkable story to tell. You can watch the full interview here or scroll down for the highlights.Multiple sclerosis diagnosisMultiple Sclerosis (MS) is “a chronic, [...]

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How to schedule strength training in a marathon plan

It’s one thing investing in strength training but another knowing how to schedule it into your marathon plan. How often should you lift? How heavy? When should you back off? It’s all answered here.Twice a week is all it needs to super-charge your marathon performanceHaving covered four benefits of strength training, common myths and six [...]

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​The sports nutrition ingredient that’s also a pesticide

One of the most common ingredients in ordinary sports nutrition is also a bona fide pesticide. WTF?Maltodextrin, the foundation ingredient of most ordinary energy gels and energy drink mixes, and the core sweetener in most protein powders and bars, is one of the cheapest processed fillers around.Junk food is its staple heartland, where among other [...]

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​Six best strength exercises for marathon runners

Last week we busted five common myths about strength training for marathon runners. Here are the six best exercises elite marathon runners prioritise.Getting into strength training? Premium Protein will supercharge your gainsNote: This isn’t a guide on how to complete each exercise – there’s plenty of videos online - but a guide to the best ones [...]

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7 athletic superfoods you've never heard of

Spinach, blueberries, kale, garlic, turmeric, green tea. As their popularity rockets, superfoods like these are commonplace in many kitchens. Now here are seven athletic superfoods you might not have heard ofAthletic superfoods - an introductionSuperfoods are more popular than ever in sports performance. Considered to be particularly dense in nutrients and beneficial to health and [...]

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​Five strength training myths busted

In Part 1 of this series all about strength training, we shared four key benefits for marathon runners. Now we bust common misconceptions around strength training and expose the truth behind the myths.No, strength training doesn't always make you look like thisStrength training myth #1: I’ll get bulkyIt’s easy to look at the beefy guys and [...]

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