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Performance v Health in Sports Nutrition

Welcome to the trade off you don't need to makeFor years it's been accepted that elite athletes aren't totally healthy due to the stress they place on their bodies maxing out peak performance year after year. They're fast, but that speed comes at a price. Or so goes the theory. It's similarly been accepted that sports nutrition [...]

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Intermittent fasting for beginners - 3 easy methods

You now know the benefits of intermittent fasting. These three easy methods make intermittent fasting for beginners simple to try.Everyone from elite athletes to amateurs can benefit from intermittent fastingIntermittent fasting for beginners #1: 16/8 methodThis is the gentlest introduction to intermittent fasting.All you do is omit one meal: finish dinner at 8pm, skip breakfast and [...]

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Four strength training benefits for marathon runners

Despite convincing evidence highlighting the benefits of strength training to marathon runners, many still exclude it. Here are four important reasons why strength training is the ticket to your next marathon PB.Evidence shows strength training will boost marathon performanceIn part one of this five-part series, discover the four biggest gains you’ll reap from including strength [...]

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The Ketogenic Diet - what, how, pros and cons

The ketogenic diet continues to gather momentum in the athletic community. Adopters claim the diet improves fat burning, weight loss and endurance performance. What’s more, it also appears to boost mental focus and key health markers.Endurance athletes claim the ketogenic diet improves performanceWhat is the ketogenic diet?Ketones are molecules which can provide a fuel source [...]

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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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