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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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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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