If you’re an athlete who struggles with packing on muscle without gaining a tonne of body fat in the process, this article is exactly for you.
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Nutrition is one of many methods used to improve rates of recovery from injury. During training or competition, injuries are inescapable
It is commonly believed that eating smaller, but more frequent meals will increase rates of fat loss when compared to a calorie matched diet that consists of eating fewer meals per day.
Low carbohydrate dieting for sporting performance was popularised in the 1980s with the aim of enhancing fat usage during exercise, in return sparing muscle glycogen and improving exercise performance.
Confusion often surrounds the need to consume protein immediately post training – Conflicting research data, anecdotal evidence and personal beliefs lead to many misconceptions and assumptions with regards to nutrient timing and it’s hierarchy of importance for inducing muscle hypertrophy.
From gaining muscle, losing body fat, choosing the right diet and spot reducing; these are the questions that frequently get asked. So, I thought it would be a good idea to put hand to keyboard and answer them for you.
Protein, especially supplements is always a hot topic amongst athletes wanting to; a) recover better from training and competition, and b) adapt better from their training to get bigger, fast and stronger.
So, you’re looking for that 1% extra improvement in your performance…
So, you go to the gym and lift weights… You’ve just been lifting weights in the gym with the goal of increasing muscle mass and strength, this means that you’ve caused both mechanical and metabolic stress on the worked muscles.
Sleep; it takes up approximately a third of our lives, has important biological functions and processes such as endocrine function, learning, memory and cognition. It alters how the body works , and can be an athlete’s best friend, or worst enemy.
Perfecting a game day strategy to improve playing performance can have a profound effect on a rugby player – Especially when it comes to nutrition. With any nutrition strategy, there are many different ideas on how they can be successfully utilised and implemented to bring about the desired performance gains.
What you’ll get…