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    Ultrarunner Damian Hall - a Great British Underdog

    British ultrarunner Damian Hall loves being an underdog, but his recent successes mean he no longer toes a start line without expectation. We chat to Damian about training, the power of a positive mind and training in his 40s. Enjoy!Damian Hall…on a positive mindsetUltras are an emotional rollercoaster. You’ll experience physical highs and lows throughout [...]

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    The athletic and health benefits of pulses

    Pulses and beans are the seeds from the Fabaceae plant family and are among the most versatile and nutritious foods on earth. Their health and athletic benefits are wide-ranging and scientifically proven.Add pulses to your diet. You'll feel the health and athletic benefits in no time.Pulses include: ChickpeasLentilsPeasKidney beansBlack beansSoybeansPeanutsPulses and general healthAs a group, [...]

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    ​How athletes avoid jet lag in 10 easy steps

    It’s not just professional athletes that travel the world to race - amateur athletes also travel for marathons, triathlons, ultras and training camps. Jet lag can seriously impact athletic performance, so learning how to avoid it is key to reaching your potential.Confused what time it is? You might be suffering from jet lag. But it [...]

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    ​How to lose weight – in conversation Team Sky's Chief Data Scientist

    How to lose weight is complex, but there are right and wrong ways to go about it. We chat with Team Sky's ex Chief Data Scientist Robby Ketchell to see how the pros do it.At Team Sky, Robby Ketchell was Chief Data Scientist and helped the team win its fourth Tour de FranceHaving worked with [...]

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    ​Taper nutrition – what to eat to smash your PB

    The ins and outs of how to taper are well documented but now we’re digging deeper. What should your taper nutrition look like? What food will set you up for a PB, and what will hinder you?Prepare well and get ready for the cheersWe wrote an article all about how to taper for a marathon, Ironman [...]

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    Four ways to peak fitness at any age

    Middle age comes with some seriously crappy stereotypes. Apparently, we're supposed to become slower, fatter, sicker, weaker and less easily repaired as we age. Worse, we're expected to do it all while listening to Radio Four and wearing comfortable slacks. Well scr*w thatAs far as we're concerned at 33, that's not middle age. It's a slow [...]

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    Protein for endurance athletes

    At its most basic, sports nutrition for endurance athletes has two major functions: to deliver fuel for energy and adequate nutrients for recovery. Enter protein. Protein is a crucial for endurance athletes to recover, rebuild and go again.You wouldn’t be able to train consistently without protein Protein for endurance athletes – when to consume proteinIt’s [...]

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    Power up your training mindset with these 7 pool-based tips

    Build the resilient mindset that lets you maximise training results anywhere using these seven tips learned in a busy swimming pool... Busy pools can disrupt your training, but it needn't derail youBefore lakes open in spring, swimmers and triathletes up and down the country have to cope with packed swimming pools and I can tell you [...]

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    Inflammation and food - what's the deal?

    Inflammation lets us heal and recover from training stress, but too much inflammation increases bad stuff like cancer and heart disease risks. Inflammation levels and food choices are inextricably linked so make sure you're inflammation levels - and performance - are optimal with our guide to all things inflammation and foodInflammation and food are inextricably [...]

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    Pre-workout nutrition: what to eat, when to eat it, and what to avoid

    Your pre-workout nutrition choices make a huge difference to the outcome of the session. Correct pre-workout nutrition means you’re able to push harder with better energy levels and reap more performance gains. Come race day, nailing your pre-workout nutrition means you’ll get the best from yourself. But what should you eat? And when? Do you [...]

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