Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

in Nutrition for endurance athletes, Supplements

Andrew Hamilton looks at the recent research on endurance performance and caffeine supplementatation Caffeine is one of the most widely used sports supplements there is so we obviously know everything there is to know about why, how and when to use it – right? Wrong! As Andrew Hamilton explains, new research about an old friend... MORE

Antioxidants: supplements and pills may not be the answer...

in Supplements

Antioxidant nutrition is one of changing consensus among scientists and confusion among athletes and coaches  Athletes and sportsmen and women burn more energy and therefore consume more oxygen than their sedentary counterparts, which is why many scientists now believe that they have a greater need for optimum antioxidant nutrition. But how best to achieve this?... MORE

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

in Dietary basics, Hydration and fuelling on the move, Nutrition for endurance athletes, Recovery nutrition, Recovery strategies, Supplements

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

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