Today, we’re turning our heads towards the bodybuilding world to find out how we can build muscle in the quickest way possible…through nutrition (not gear). Before delving into this, we need to remember that your weight training is going to be the number one driver when it comes to packing on muscle. Any nutrition or
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This week, we’re delving into part III of the concussion series. If you’ve missed part 1 (creatine) and part 2 (curcumin), I’d strongly recommend you check them our first. Moving on… Omega-3 fatty acids are considered to be a staple supplement found in many athletes tool box…but little do they know the potential role it
Part II: Curcumin As covered in Part I, prevention is always better than the cure for any injury related issues…whether that be through changing the rules of a game, appropriate screening or nutrition. To reiterate a very important point from last week, the research on nutrition strategies for concussion is extremely infant, and in best
Today, we’re diving into part I of a mini review looking at nutraceuticals, all with the aim of reducing sport- related head trauma, more specifically; concussions. Concussions is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) resulting from either a direct or indirect impact to the head that manifests in the short-term impairment of neurological
Today is not about nutrition; instead we’re doing a mini dive into the world of stress and immune function. Reason being, I frequently get asked about different XYZ nutrition strategies to combat illness. By all means, this is brilliant as there’s a lot nutrition can do! However, immunosupression is a multi factorial issue and sometimes
Today, we put two diets to the test to see what’s best. Will it be Calorie Cycling or a normal calorie restricted diet? We know that a calorie deficit is needed to shred unwanted body fat (hopefully this should not be new news to you). As most of us know, dieting is hard and can
Ep. 48 – Dedication to Education: Carbohydrate Amount Directly Impacts Performance and Fitness Levels
I appreciate that I must sound like a broken record when I say that carbs are absolute king for performance… but, they are. In this week’s Dedication to Education Wednesday, I’ve got a fresh off the press study to show you just how significant having the right amount of carbs can make to your performance.
Ep. 47 – Dedication to Education: Low Fibre/Residue Diet for Last minute Weight Loss in MMA, Boxers, powerlifters & Weightlifters
This week we’re looking at how weight making athletes such as weightlifters, powerlifters and combat sport athletes can get ‘free weight loss’ without compromising their performance. As you’re probably aware, acute weight making strategies can be taken to the extreme where you’ll frequently see combat sport athletes try and drop 10-15+ pounds in the days
Today, we’re covering a rehab protocol that I wish any athlete didn’t have to go through; ACL reconstruction. By all means, this is a pretty huge topic, but I’ll cover the key points outlined in a recent case study by Shaw et al (2019) who helped two international rugby players with their return to play
Today, we’re looking at glutamine’s protective role for endurance athletes. Approx. 30-65% of marathon runners/triathletes experience some kind of gut distress, ranging from nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and the sudden urge to not shit yourself. Agree? When training starts, blood flow gets redirected from the gut to the working muscles as they have a higher
Ep. 44 – Dedication to Education: Water Loading for Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Boxing and Martial Arts
Today we’re doing a deep dive into a commonly used method to ‘make weight’ for weight category sports such as boxing, MMA, weightlifting and powerlifting. Enter, the WATER LOAD. To my knowledge, there’s only one study to date looking at the effectiveness of this, however almost all weight making athletes have used or have heard
This week, we’re doing a deep dive into the 30 hour nitrate load. Beetroot, the ever so popular, yet soil tasting vegetable is very high in the compound nitrate. When nitrates are consumed and converted in the body to nitrite and nitric oxide, can improve high intensity performance under anaerobic conditions. In other words, when
This week, we’re looking at every rugby players favourite recovery beverage…the drink. Now, it’s no secret that a rugby player likes a beer or two straight after a game, on the bus journey home and at the bar after. But, how many tins can a player sink before recovery hits the fan? Well, in true #D2EW style,
This week is for those who have nighttime games or events and simply can’t sleep well after.
Today, we’re looking at the toolbox you have at your disposal. With every performance defect, we have a tool that can fix it.