Archive for Nutrition Advice

Tri…as you might

This year three of us decided to compete in the New Forest Olympic distance Triathlon in the New Forest on the 6th July. This was the second triathlon we had each done… so we were confident we knew what to expect. We had it all planned out… oh yes we had it all planned out.

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How does caffeine affect the body & athletic performance?

There are a couple of different things to weigh up when considering this question….namely what are the short term perfomance benefits of caffeine versus the long term health implications of consistently consuming high levels of caffeine.

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The different types of sports drinks

Clearly hydration for sports is important – however when considering how to maximise energy whilst staying hydrated there are a few more things to understand…

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Marathon Nutrition – Your Coach

Fuelling a marathon The marathon is a fuel economy run. This is certainly the case for the sub-three-hour brigade, who are running almost entirely on carbohydrate. For those over four hours it is less important, because at a slower pace the body is burning up fat, but even the slower runners will benefit from an [...]

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Secrets to preventing Cramp

What Causes Cramp? Muscle cramp has a number of main causes, the most frequent of these are fatigue, low sodium and potassium, low blood sugar. Loss of electrolytes through sweat is the most common one for athletes.

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Fit Naturally review Orbana Healthy Energy

This review was written by nutritionist Sally Pinnegar, she helps many elite athletes reach the height of their potential by using the right dietery and nutrition techniques. Her clients include Ironman triathletes Khara Mills , Steve Eadie and our very own pro triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury.

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Does ‘Carb Loading’ Really Work ?

Melanie Ryding (GBR Triathlete) delves into the world of ‘carb loading’ and how, when administered properly, it can give you a successful formula for energy provision in endurance activities.

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Is fruit sugar (fructose) bad for you?

Melane Ryding, GB triathlete, after responding to queries on twitter, researches into whether fructose can actually cause you to gain weight. She decides to experiment herself by giving up all fruit sugar for 2 weeks.

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Diet Tips for Endurance Athletes

Mark Cooper has just posted a very interesting article on his diet during training. People that are partaking in high levels of exercise should be consuming food high in carbs, moderate in protein and low in fat. A key nutirent for athletes is water as being hydrated is vital for the best possible performance. Mark succesfully [...]

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Triathlon Nutrition Guide

Getting the right nutrition is key to maximising triathlon performance. This article seeks to provide guidance on nutrition pre, during and post your triathlon.

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