Recovery nutrition

Cherries decrease strength loss and muscle pain

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Benefits of a bowl of cherries US researchers have come up with practical and tasty way to keep the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage at bay.  They found that volunteers who consumed up to 120 tart cherries a day in the form of a juice blend suffered significantly less strength loss and muscle pain after... MORE

Are you getting enough salt during recovery?

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How a salty drink can actually quench your thirst after heavy exercise Whenever you exercise vigorously for about 45 minutes or more on a warm day, your body begins crying out for one simple – but critical compound – plain old water. After all, when you exercise under steamy conditions, H2O tends to pour out... MORE

Dietary antioxidants: can they help reduce post-exercise soreness?

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The unfolding story of antioxidant nutrition for athletes is full of twists and turns. Just a couple of decades ago, the word ‘antioxidant’ was almost unheard of by athletes and coaches. But as nutritional science began to unravel the role of these compounds in protecting and enhancing cell performance and longevity, it soon became apparent... MORE

Amino acid

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Eating an amino acid mixture may really be worthwhile – as long as you do it at the right time How often have you gone into the gym for a workout, only to be tempted by the products on sale promising rapid weight and muscle gain through amino acid supplementation? Then again, the sheer cost... MORE

Recovery drink recipe

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The importance of sports nutrition and how to make the perfect recovery drink What comes to mind when you think of ‘sports nutrition’? Do images of high-tech pills, powders and potions pop into your head? If so, you’re probably not alone. However, the reality is that, while there can be a place for some of... MORE

Protein: what is its role in sports injury rehab?

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When injury strikes, one aspect of recovery that is often overlooked is nutrition explains Kevin Tipton Exercise-induced injuries frequently prevent optimal training and competitive success for an athlete, and can limit or discourage others from enjoying the health benefits of exercise. Enhancing recovery from sports injuries is therefore crucial for athletes and recreational trainers. Injured... MORE

Are protein drinks effective in boosting sports performance?

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New research suggests that there’s less evidence for adding protein to carbohydrate than many would have us believe In recent years, the addition of protein to carbohydrate to enhance endurance performance has become a popular practice for endurance athletes. However, according to Kevin Tipton and Asker Jeukendrup, there’s less evidence for this practice than many... MORE

Overtraining: how the right nutrition can help prevent it...

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Professor Mike Saunders explains how specific nutritional practices can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery Where should we draw the line between appropriate ‘heavy training’ and overtraining? And are there specific nutritional practices that can prevent overtraining and accelerate exercise recovery? Mike Saunders explains and shows that these two concepts are intimately linked.  In simple... MORE

Hydration and recovery: it’s vital you replace the salt...

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Losing too much fluid will not only mean that you can’t physically perform as well, but that you can’t think and make decisions as well either I often get athletes turning up feeling fatigued before we even start the session. When I ask them about their hydration status, it usually reveals that they haven’t been... MORE

Eating breakfast is vital in aiding recovery

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Breakfast is vital for helping your metabolic and energy-producing processes swing into action It’s one of the oldest clichés in the book, but ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ is no less true for that. Breakfast is an incredibly important meal; not only does it help your metabolic... MORE

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