Dedication to Education

Ep. 29 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 29 – Dedication to Education

This week, we’re looking at a supplement that’s breaking into the sports nutrition scene as a tool to improve recovery.

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Ep. 28 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 28 – Dedication to Education

How fast should I be losing body fat? We know that we need to restrict calories to shred body fat. We also know that calorie restrictions hosts a whole load of trade off and compromises

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Ep. 27 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 27 – Dedication to Education

This week, we’re delving into the topic of ‘why your appetite is lying to you’. Within a training week, athletes will most likely consume on average 35 meals and snacks combined, totaling 1,820 eating occasions every single year.

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Ep. 26 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 26 – Dedication to Education

Today, we’re jumping into bed with the science of sleep. More specifically, we’re looking at the likeliness of getting injured from not getting enough snoozes.

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Ep. 25 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 25 – Dedication to Education

Today, I’ll cover one supplement that’ll skyrocket your testosterone more than ever before…Or so the marketing headlines would have you believe.

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Ep. 24 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 24 – Dedication to Education

Today, we’re covering a new and emerging topic that athletes have jumped onto; CDB Oil.

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Ep. 23 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 23 – Dedication to Education

Getting ill sucks right? You miss training sessions and team selection, your eating goes out the window, you slowly turn into a sloth and generally feel like shit. Sad.

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Ep. 22 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 22 – Dedication to Education

This week is a topic that I’m very happy to be wrong about. There’s been a long lasting thought that consuming caffeine on a regular basis will increase your tolerability – meaning you’ll need to consume more and more to get the same effect.

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Ep. 21 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 21 – Dedication to Education

This week we’re going back in time with more of a narrative than actual recommendations. But, for a very good reason as we’re looking at some invaluable history of dieting from one landmark study that answered so many questions; They Starved So That Others Be Better Fed: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment.

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Ep. 20 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 20 – Dedication to Education

We’ve previously looked at caffeine at some length and have come to the conclusion that it’s awesome! Today however, we’re looking to see if taking caffeine gum at half time can give us a 2nd half boost.

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Teaching Wasps Academy how to Fish.

Teaching Wasps Academy how to Fish.

Rugby at the Academy level is aimed to develop young players to progress onto bigger roles with the senior team and potentially selection for their country.

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Ep. 19 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 19 – Dedication to Education

Remember a few moons ago when the bros kept saying that you shouldn’t drink soy protein as it’ll blunt testosterone and gains?

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Ep. 18 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 18 – Dedication to Education

This week we cover something that cripples athletes during training, playing and competition all of the time! CRAMPING.

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Ep. 17- Dedication to Education

Ep. 17- Dedication to Education

Today, we cover a hot topic for the pros and the bros; How much of our carb stores do we actually use during a lifting session?

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Ep. 16 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 16 – Dedication to Education

This week we cover a topic that needs to be put to bed. Do high protein diets cause kidney damage as many claim they do?

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Ep. 15 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 15 – Dedication to Education

Today’s topic still causes a huge amount of debate amongst the athlete and gym bro; Do you need to ‘spike’ insulin post training to further increase muscle growth?

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Ep. 14 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 14 – Dedication to Education

In this weeks episode, we’re asking the question; Does taking anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin blunt your gains.

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Ep. 13 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 13 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, we’re looking at other nutrients to enhance our gains in the gym.

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Ep. 12 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 12 – Dedication to Education

This episode is a must for anyone who’s currently or has just finished dieting.

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Ep. 11 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 11 – Dedication to Education

Are vitamin supplements robbing all your gains? In previous weeks, we’ve looked at ways to ENHANCE your training adaptation so you can become bigger, stronger, fitter and faster. I.e. something that will make your training sessions MORE effective.

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Ep.10 – Dedication to Education

Ep.10 – Dedication to Education

We’ve all heard of the placebo effect right?

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Ep. 9 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 9 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, we’re answering the question; Does having excess body fat reduce your ability to build muscle?

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Ep. 8 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 8 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, I’m covering a NEW dieting approach for you to implement if you have long term fat loss goals.

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Ep. 7 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 7 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, we’re going to school with some eggs. The unbelievably nutrient dense food that offers a massive bang for it’s buck.

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Ep. 6 – Dedication to Education 6

Ep. 6 – Dedication to Education 6

Are BCAA’s important? YES. Are BCAA supplements important? NO. Let me explain.

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Ep. 5 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 5 – Dedication to Education

The miserable life without carbs. For some reason, people actually like following this type of diet. Which is cool, because it definitely works for fat loss.

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Ep. 4 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 4 – Dedication to Education

Q. Can I take creatine without gaining weight?

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Ep. 3 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 3 – Dedication to Education

‘But I thought that eating more meals per day increases metabolic rate and would get me shredded quicker?’

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Ep. 2 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 2 – Dedication to Education

For our second instalment,  we’re looking at how your metabolic rate changes in response to your calorie intake.

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Ep. 1 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 1 – Dedication to Education

In our first instalment of Dedication to Education, we’re looking at the calorie demands of getting smashed in rugby.

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Nutrition Coaching: Frequently asked Questions

Nutrition Coaching: Frequently asked Questions

As with any coaching programme, you’re always going to have questions. This way, you can make the best possible decision whether the programme is right for you.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Hydration Strategies for Athletes, More than just Water

BACKED BY SCIENCE: Hydration Strategies for Athletes, More than just Water

The human body consists of 50-70% water. Predictably, it would make sense that fluid intake is undoubtedly important, however is often very overlooked by both the athletic and general population.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: The Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Athletes to Shred Body Fat without Sacrificing Performance

BACKED BY SCIENCE: The Ultimate Nutrition Guide for Athletes to Shred Body Fat without Sacrificing Performance

If you’re an athlete who wants to shred body fat to become better at your sport, this article is just for you.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Athlete Consequences of under Eating

BACKED BY SCIENCE: Athlete Consequences of under Eating

During a typical training week, a recreational athlete may train from five hours all the way to the elite of fifteen hours plus. Within that week, athletes will most likely consume on average 35 meals and snacks combined, totalling 1,820 eating occasions every single year.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Fixing Gut Issues during Competition – Endurance Athletes

BACKED BY SCIENCE: Fixing Gut Issues during Competition – Endurance Athletes

Gut issues, or gastrointestinal (GI) distress is a common and recurring issue amongst athletes participating in sport and exercise. The prevalence of such problems can interfere with performance to such an extent that it will either impair or cause in-completion of an event or exercise session.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Nutrition Strategies for Concurrent Training – The Science of Getting Fit and Jacked

BACKED BY SCIENCE: Nutrition Strategies for Concurrent Training – The Science of Getting Fit and Jacked

Concurrent training is a form of periodisation that involves the combination of both endurance and resistance exercise to bring about favourable adaptations to build muscle, strength alongside improving cardiovascular fitness.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Carbohydrate Cycling & Endurance Exercise, Train low, Compete High

BACKED BY SCIENCE: Carbohydrate Cycling & Endurance Exercise, Train low, Compete High

One on the most received messages as an athlete is to consume carbohydrates, pre, during and post exercise to aid with adequate fuelling, support athletic performance and optimise rates of recovery.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: 4 Lessons for Dieting Success – Fat Loss for Athletes

BACKED BY SCIENCE: 4 Lessons for Dieting Success – Fat Loss for Athletes

It’s evident that most people can lose body fat to some degree, however many fail to continue their progress and achieve their end and desired goal.

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BACKED BY SCIENCE: Skipping Breakfast for Weight Loss, The Science of Going Without

BACKED BY SCIENCE: Skipping Breakfast for Weight Loss, The Science of Going Without

Skipping breakfast; portrayed by many as ‘unhealthy’ due to breakfast being coined as the most important meal of the day.

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