Ep. 129 – Dedication to Education: Functional Overreaching for Superior Muscle Growth in Athletes?

Okay, if I’m completely honest, I wrote this article 100% for myself to give me peace of mind that taking ~10 days off training would not lead to muscle mass, strength or performances losses over the Christmas period. So apologies if it’s a little nerdy. Classic understanding of training periodisation was founded upon Hans Selye’s … Read more

Ep. 128 – Dedication to Education: Signs and Symptoms of Overtraining for the Elite Athlete.

Overtraining was coined initially on the idea of excessive training which resulted in fatigue and underperformances. If you’ve ever been in this position, you’ll agree that more is not more and that you paradoxically have a deconditioning effect. I.e. you become a worse athlete by training harder. However, there’s new insight from the 2019 EROS … Read more

Ep. 127 – Dedication to Education: Intermittent Fasting for the Ultimate Christmas Physique?

Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la…. Tis also the season for higher food consumption, lowered training demands and the perfect recipe for weight gain. But that’s fine, because January is fast approaching where we can undo ‘the damage’ and ‘get back on track’. Well, I have a better idea for you – why … Read more

Ep. 126 – Dedication to Education: Why Elite Athletes shouldn’t use CBD Oil.

It’s very evident that CBD products have increased in popularity despite minimal research supporting its use in athletes (other than anecdotally). CBD products claim to have low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – This is the compound that makes you high and can get the pro athlete banned…if for some reason you wished to supplement, it’s … Read more